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Ch. 7 Vocabulary

Mrs. Hunt U.S. History Ch. 7 Vocabulary

1.) Jim Crow's Law segregation laws enacted in the south after the Reconstruction Era
2.) Poll Tax money to be paid before someone voted
3.) Literacy Test reading and writing tests in southern states to keep African Americans from voting
4.) Grandfather Clause a law which only allowed African American men vote whose fathers and grandfathers voted before 1867
5.) Las Goras Blancas Mexican Americans in New Mexico who tried to protect their land by white landowners
6.) Spoils System giving jobs to people who supported the system rather than to the qualified people
7.) Civil Service non-elected employees and departments of the government
8.) Pendelton Civil Service Act law that created a system in an attempt to hire employees based on the merit system as opposed to the spoils system
9.) Gold Standard designating monetary units in terms of their gold values
10.) Grange organization formed by farmers after the Civil War
11.) Populist Party people's party; party formed to advocate a larger money supply and other reforms in 1891