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Civil War

Vocabulary about the civil war

QuestionAnswer
an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions Compromise
government by the people Democracy
the federal principle or system of government Federalism
concerning past events Historical
the liberty of those persons who are free from external restraint in the exercise of those rights which are considered to be outside the province of a government to control Individual Liberty
The strong belief that the interests of a particular nation-state are of primary importance Nationalism
a dollar bill Greenback
denotes political principles focused on altering social structures through revolutionary means and changing value systems in fundamental ways Radicalismm
an organized effort by some portion of the civil population of a country to resist the legally established government or an occupying power and to disrupt civil order and stability Resistance Movements
the withdrawal of a group from a larger entity Secession
firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change Entrenched
the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government States' Rights
a confederation of secessionist American states Confederate States of America
liberation Emancipation
the process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation Military Leadership
a concept central to understanding political processes and outcomes Political Leadership
a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued Total War
a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs Turning Point
the action or fact of joining or being joined Union
a person who lives in, or is from, the US. Yankee
covered or protected with iron or a 19th-century warship with armor plating. Ironclad
compulsory recruitment for military service. Draft
Political power belongs to the people Popular sovereignty
pro-slavery activists from the slave state of Missouri Border Ruffians
an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving. Blockade
Favoring the interests of one section (region) over the interests of everyone (the country) Sectionalism
A continual increase in the price of goods and services Inflation
To separate from a nation or state and become independent Secede
Principles or measures fostering abolition especially of slavery Abolitionism
A euphemism for slavery and its economic ramifications in the American South Institution of Slavery
Created by: christinesong