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Civil War Vocab

Chapter 15-16 Vocab of The American Journey 8th Grade textbook

TermDefinition
Sectionalism loyalty to a region
Fugitive a runaway
Secede to leave or withdraw
Abstain to not take part in an activity
Popular Sovereignty political theory that government is subject to the will of the people
Border Ruffians People from Missouri who traveled to Kansas to vote in the election
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr a person who dies for a principal or cause
Secession to secede, i.e. from another country
States' Rights the belief that states' rights supersede federal rights and law
Border State a state between the North and South that debated joining the Confederacy.
Blockade to prevent supplies from going in and out of an area by military force
Offensive a position of attacking
Rebel a Confederate soldier
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade Runner a ship that sails in and out of a blockaded area
Ironclad an armored naval vessel
Casualty a military person killed, wounded, or captured
Emancipate to free from slavery
Ratify to give official approval to, i.e. by congressional decision
Habeas Corpus legal inquiry into whether or not a person has been legally imprisoned
Draft the selection process of persons for military service
Bounty money given as a reward
Greenback a piece of U.S. paper money first issued by the North during the Civil War
Inflation a rise in the price of goods and services-the devaluation of money
Entrenched occupying a strong defensive position
Total War a war on all aspects of the enemy's life
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