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Chapter 7 Vocab

TermDefinition
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 test used in the southern states to prevent African Americans from voting
grandfather clause law to disqualify African Americans voters by allowing to vote only men whose father and grandfather voted before 1867
Las Gorras Blancas group of Mexican Americans living in New Mexico who attempted to protect their land from white landowners
spoils system practice of the political party in power giving jobs and appointments to its supporters
civil service goverenment departments and their nonelected employees
Pendleton Civil Service Act law created a civil service system for the federal government in an attempt to hire employees on a merit system
gold standard policy of designating units in terms of their value in gold
Grange farmers' organization formed after the Civil War
Populist Party political party formed in 1891 to advocate a larger money supply and other economic reforms
Created by: jarekboyd