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History Vocab Ch. 4

Jim Crow Laws segregation laws enacted in the South after reconstruction
Poll Tax sum of money to be paid before a person could vote
Literacy Test reading and writing tests formerly used in some southern states to prevent African Americans from voting
Grandfather Clause law to disqualify African American voters by allowing to vote only men whose fathers and grandfathers voted before
Las Gorras Blancas group of Mexican Americans living in New Mexico who attempted to protect their land and way of life from encroachment by white landowners
Spoils System practice of the political party in power giving jobs and appointments to its supporters, rather than to people based on their qualifications
Civil Service Government departments and their nonelected employees
Pendleton Civil Service Act law that created a civil service system for the federal government in an attempt to hire employees on a merit system rather than a spoil system
Gold Standard policy of designating monetary units in terms of their values in gold
Grange farmers organization formed after the civil war
Populist Party peoples party political party formed in 1891 to advocate a larger money supply and other economic reforms
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