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Civil War

chapter 15 and 16

TermDefinition
Sectionalism an exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
Fugitive a runner away
Secede to leave or withdraw
Abstain not to cast votes
Popular Sovereignty allowing the people to decide
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850s
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
State Rights rights and power independent of the federal government that are reserved for the states by the Constitution: the belief that states' rights supersede federal rights and laws
Border State the states between the North and the South that were divided over whether to show disapproval over whether to stay in the Union or join the Confederacy
Blockade cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or going out: to close off a country's ports
Offensive position of attacking or the attack itself
Rebel Confederate soldier, so called because of opposition to establish government
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade Runner ships that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Ironclad armed naval vessel
Casualty a military person killed, wounded, or captured
Emancipate to free from slavery
Ratify to give official approval to
Habeas Corpus a legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lafully imorisoned
Draft the selection of person for military
Bounty money given as a reward, such as to encourage enlistment in the army
Greenback a piece if U.S. paper money first issued by the North during the Civil War
Inflation a continuous rise in the price of goods and services
Entrenched occupying a strong defensive position
Total War a war on all aspects of the eenemy's life
Created by: Rebecca Weisberg