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Civil War

Chapter 15 and 16 Vocabulary

Sectionalism an exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
Fugitive a runaway
Secede to leave
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
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr person who dies for a great cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
States rights rights and powers independent of the federal government that are reserved for the states by the Constitution; belief that states' rights supersede federal rights and law
Border states the states between the North and the South that were divided over whether to stay in the union or join the Condereacy
Blockade to close
Offensive went on the attack
Rebel Confederate soldier, so called because of opposition to the established government
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade runner ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Ironclad armored naval vessel
Casualty people killed or wounded
Emancipate to free
Ratify to approve
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 payment to encourage volunteers to join the army
Greenback a piece of U.S paper money first issued by the North during the Civil War
Inflation general increase in prices
Entrenched occupying a strong defensive position
Total war war on all aspects of the enemy's life
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