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Civil War

Chapter 15-16 vocab

TermDefinition
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 that traveled in large armed groups
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr A 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; the belief that states' rights supersede federal rights and law
Border State The states between the North and the South that were divided over whether to stay in the union or Join the Confederacy
Blockade A close
Offensive To go on the attack
Rebels The Confederate soldiers
Yankees The Union soldiers
Blockade Runner Confederate ships
Ironclad Warship that attacked a group of Union ships off the coast of Virginia
Casualty person killed or wounded
Emancipate Free
Ratify To approve
Habeas corpus Guarantees accused individuals the right to a hearing before being jailed
Draft Law that required men between ages 18 and 35 to serve in the army for three years
Bounty Payments to encourage volunteers
Greenback Northern money
Inflation A general increase in prices
Entrenched Set up in a strong position
Total War Method of waging war
Created by: maxwell martin