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civil war

chapter 15 & 16 vocab

WordDefinition
Abstain to not take part in some activity, such as voting
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammuntion
Border Ruffians missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas' election during mid 1850s
Fugitive runaway or trying to run away
Martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principal or a cause
Secede to leave or withdraw
Secession withdraw from the union
Sectionalism loyalty to a region
States Right the states between the North and South that were divided over whether to stay with the Union or join the Confederacy.
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
Ironcald armored naval venssel
Casualty a military person killed, wounded or captured
Emancipate to free slavery
Ratify to give official approval to
Offensive position of attacking or attacking itself
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 position
Total War war on all aspects of the enemy's life
Created by: cayleycatlett7