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Civil war

Chapter 15 and 16 Vocab

Chapter 15 vocab: TermChapter 15: DefinitionChapter 16 vocab: TermChapter 16 vocab: Definition
Sectionalism Loyalty to a region. Border states The states between the north and south were divided over whether to stay in a union or join the confederacy.
Fugitive Runaway, or trying to run away. Blockade To cut off a area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or out.
Secede To leave or withdraw. Offensive Position of attacking itself.
Abstain To not take part in some activity, such as voting. Rebel Confederate soldier do called because of opposition to the established government.
Popular Sovereignty The authority of the people. Yankee Union soldier
Border ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850's. Blockade runner A ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area.
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition. Ironclad Armored naval vessel.
Martyr A person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause. Casualty A military person killed, wounded, or captured.
Secession Withdrawal from the union. Emancipate To free from slavery.
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. Ratify To give official approval to.
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 Money given as a reward, such as to encourage enlistment in the army.
Greenback A piece of 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.
Total war War on all aspects of the enemy's life.
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