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Chapter7 History

Vocab

TermDefinition
Jim Crow laws kept blacks and whites segregated
poll tax required voters to pay a tax
literacy test "understanding tests" ; to be able to read and write
grandfather clause allowed a person to vote as long as his ancestors had voted prior to 1866
Las Gorras Blancas targeted the property of a large ranch owners by cutting holes in barbed-wire fences and burning houses
spoils system politicians awarded government jobs to loyal party workers, with little regard for their qualifications
civil service a system that includes federal jobs in the executive branch
Pendelton Civil Service Act Established a Civil Service Commission, which wrote a civil service exam
gold standard the government would use gold as the basis of the nation's currency
Grange organization focused on providing education on new farming techniques and calling for the regulation of railroad and grain elevator rates
Populist Party sought to build a new political party from the grass roots up
Created by: Lugano