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1. Jim Crow Laws segregation laws that were brought up in the South after Reconstruction
2. Poll Tax amount of money to be paid before a person could vote
3. Literacy Test reading and writing tests that were used in some southern states to prevent African Americans from voting
4. Grandfather Clause laws used to disqualify African American voters by only allowing men whose fathers and gradfathers voted before 1867 to vote
5. Las Gorras Blancas group of Mexican Americans that attempted to protect their land and way of life from enroachment by white landowners in New Mexico
6. Spoils System practice of the political party in power giving jobs and appointments to its supporters, rather than based on their qualifications
7. Civil Service government departments and their nonelected employees
8. Pendleton Civil Service Act law that created a civil service system of the federal government in an attempt to hire employees on a merit system rather than on a spoils system
9. Gold Standard policy of designating monetary units in terms of their value in gold
10. Grange farmers' organization formed after the Civil War
11. Populist Party People's Party; political party created in 1891 to advocate a larger money supply and other economic reforms.
Created by: SRichard