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vocab 15&16

2nd hour

Sectionalism loyalty to a region
Fugitive runaway or trying to run away
Secede to leave or with draw
Popular Soverignty political theory that government is subject to the will of people
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in in Kansas's election during the mid-1850's
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition deals with a single subject
Matyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause
Secession withdrawal from the union
States Rights rights and powers independent of the federal government that are reserved for states by the constitution
Border State the states between the north and the south that were divided over whether to stay i 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
Rebel confederate solider, so called because of opposition to the established government
Yankee Union soilder
Blockade Runner ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Offensive position of attacking or the attack itself
Ironclad armored 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 for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned
Draft the selection of people for military service
Bounty money given as a reward, such as to encourage enlistment in the army
Greenback a peice of U.S paper money first issued by the north udring the civil war
Inflation a general increase in prices
Entrenched set up in a strong position
Total War a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used
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