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Civil War

Chapter 15 Vocab
Sectionalism restriction of interest to a narrow sphere; undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being
Fugitive a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution
Secede withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
Abstain restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something. formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.
Popular Sovereignty political theory that government is subject to the will of the people
Border ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed in groups to vote in Kansas's electionduring the mid-1850s
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a priciple or cause
Secession withdrawl from the Union
States rights rights and powers independent of the federal gov't that are reserved for the staes by the constitution
Chapter 16 Vocab
Border State the states between the north and the south that were divided over whether to stay in to stay in the union or join the confederacy
Blockade cut off an area by means of troops or warship to stop supplies or people from coming or going
Offensive position of attacking or the attack itself
Rebel Confederate soldier, so called because of opposition
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade runner ships that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Ironclad armored naval vessel
Casualty a military person killed, wounded, or captured
Emancipate to free from slavery
Ratify to give approval to
Habeas corpus a legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned
Draft the selection of persons for military service
Bounty money given as reward, such as to encourage enlistment in the army
Greenback a piece of U.S paper money first issued by the north during the civil war
Inflation a continuous rise in price of of goods and services
Entrenched occupying a strong defensive position
Total war war on all aspects of the enemy's life
Created by: Taj Cheathem