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chapter 7 vocab

chpt 7

1. Jim Crow Laws kept blacks and whites segregrated
2. poll tax required voters to pay a tax to vote
3. literacy tests a test voters were required to pass
4. grandfather clauses allowed a person to vote as long as his ancestors had voted prior to 1866
5. Las Gorras Blancas targeted the property of large ranch owners by cutting holes in barbed-wire fences and burning houses
6. spoils system polititionsawarded government jobs to loyal party workers with little regard for their qualifications
7. civil services a sytem that includes federal jobs in the executive branch
8. Pendleton Civil Service Act established Civil Service Comission which wrote a civil service exam
9. gold standard government would would use gold as the basis of the nation's currency
10. Grange provided education on new farming techniques and calle dfor the regulation of the railroad and grain elevator rates
11. populist party the populists sought to build a new poilical party from the grass roots up
Created by: kaymoon