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Chapter 7 Vocabulary

Jim Crow laws Law that kept blacks and whites separated.
Poll Tax A tax that had to be paid in order to vote.
Literacy Test A reading and writing test that prevented the African Americans the right to vote.
Grandfather Clause. A law by disqualifying Africans to vote by allowing to vote only men whose fathers or grandfathers who voted before 1867
Las Gorras Blancas A group of Mexicans living in New Mexico who tried to protect their land from the whites.
Spoils system A practice of political party giving public office to its supporters.
Civil Service Government departments and nonelected employees.
Pendleton Service Act attempted to hire employees on a merit system rather than a soils system.
Gold Standard A policy stating to use gold as the basis of the nation's currency.
Grange A farmer's organization formed after the Civil War.
Populist Party A party created to advocate a larger money supply and other economic reforms.