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Jim Crowe Laws laws for segregation after the reconstruction
Poll Tax an amount of money that had to be paid before you could vote
Literacy Test reading and writing tests used to keep African Americans from voting
Grandfather Clause a law that discriminated African americans from voting by allowing men to vote if their fathers or grandfathers voted before 1867
Las Gorras Blancas a group of Mexican Americans living in New Mexico attempting to protect their land and way of life from encroachment by white landowners
Spoils System practice of the political party in power giving jobs to people who supported them rather than people who actually have qualifications
Civil Service government departments and their nonelected employees
Pendleton Civil Service Act law that created a civil service system for the federal government to hire people on a merit system not a spoils system
Gold Standard policy of designing monetary units in terms of their value in gold
Grange farmers organization formed after the civil war
Populist Party peoples party, political party formed in 1891 to bring in a larger money supply and other economic reforms
Created by: alliepeyton47