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Civil War

CHapter 15, 16 vocab

wordsdefinitions
Sectionalism loyalty to a region
fugititve runaway or trying to run awayto leave or withdraw
secede to leave or withdraw
abstain to not take part in some activity, such as voting
popular sovereignty political theory that government is subject to the will of the people
border ruffians missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in kansas election during the mid 1850s
arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunitin
martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause
secession withdrawal from the union
states rights powers and rights reserved for the state
border state states between north and south
blockade cutt of area
offensive posititon of attacking
rebel confederate soilder
yankee union soilder
blockade runner ship that sails into and out of a blockade
ironclad amored naval vessels
casualty a military person killed
emancipate to free from slavery
ratify to give official approval to
habeas corpus legal order
draft selection
bounty hit on someone
greenback us paper
inflation rise in goods
entrenched occupying a strong defensive position
total war war on all aspects
Created by: lilfitz323