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Civil War

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
abolitionism a type of movement to end slavery.
compromise an agreement between two disputing conflicts
democracy a form of government that is runned through elected representatives
federalism the principle of the federalist party.
historical of or concerning history
individual liberty 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
institution of slavery slavery and the economic ramifications of the south
nationalism the believe that one nation is the most important
popular sovereignty authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives
radicalism the act of altering the social structure
resistance movements is 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
secession the act of withdrawing
sectionalism restriction of interest
states' rights the natural rights granted to the states through the consitiution
advantages something you have that the other team doesn't have.
civil war a war in the 1860's between the north and south about slavery.
confederate states of america mainly the southern states that wanted slavery
emancipation the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.
military leadership process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
perspective/point of view the way someone or yourself looks at something
total war a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
turning point a time at which a certain era changes
union mainly the northerners that opposed slavery
greenback a dollar bill
entrenched very well established and hard to get rid of
yankee a person that lived in the U.S
ironclad steam propelled warship
draft recruitment for the military
border ruffians pro slavery activists
blockade to block out a certain section
inflation price change of goods and services over time in an economy
secede to leave a group
political leadership Political leadership is a concept central to understanding political processes and outcomes
Created by: AshikaKumar