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civil war

chapter 16 vocabulary

TermDefinition
border states four states that allowed slavery.
blockade to close.
offensive went on the attack.
rebels the confederate army soldiers.
yankee the union army soldiers.
blockade runner confederate ships.
ironclad a warship that attacked a group of union ships off the coast of virginia.
casualty people who were killed or wounded.
emancipate to free.
ratify to approve.
habeas corpus guarantees accused individuals the right to a hearing before being jailed.
draft a law that required men between ages 18-35 to serve in the army for three years.
bounty a payment to encourage volunteers.
greenback northern money.
inflation a general increase in price.
entrenched to set up a strong position.
total war destroying anything useful to the enemy.
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