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Chapter 7

Jim Crow Laws segregation laws enacted in the south after Reconstruction
Poll Tax required voters to pay a tax to vote
Literacy Test reading and writing test formerly used in some southern state to prevent African American from voting
Grandfather Clause law to disqualify African American voters by allowing to vote only men whose fathers and grandfathers voted before 1867
Las Gorras Blances targeted the property of large ranch owners by cutting holes in barbed-wire fences and burning houses
Spoils System practice of political party in power giving jobs and appointments to its supporters, rather then to people based on their qualifications
Civil Service a system that includes federal jobs in the executive branch
Pendleton Civil Service Act law that created a civil service system for the federal government in an attempt to hire employees on a merit system rather than on a spoils systems
Gold Standard Policy of designating 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 advocate a larger money supply and other economic reformers
Created by: vida_girl96