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Civil War Vocab

TermDefinition
sectionalism loyalty to a region
fugitive a runaway/trying to runaway
secede to leave or withdraw
abstain to not take part in some activity
popular sovereighnty political theory that government is subject to the will of the people
border ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850s
arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause
secession withdraw from the Union
states rights rights and powers reserved for the states; the belief that states' rights supersede federal rights ans law
border state states between the North and South that were divided over to stay in the Union or join the Confederacy
blockade to close off a country's ports so people and supplies can't come in or go out
offensive position of attacking or the attack itself
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 a military person killed, wounded, or captured
emancipate to free from slavery
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 persons
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
enrenched occupying a strong defensive position
total war war on all aspects of the enemy's lie
Created by: ameliakfaust