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chapter 15 16 vocab

Sectionalism loyalty to a region
fugitive runaway or trying to run away
secede to leave or withdraw
abstain  to not take part in some activity, such as voting
popular sovereighty political theory that government is subject to the will of the people; before the Civil War, the idea that people living in a territory had the right to decide by voting if slavery would be allowed there
arsenal  l a storage place for weapons and ammunition 
secession  withdraw from the nion
Martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for principles or cause
state's rights right 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
blockade What the Union made using their superior navy to prevent the shipment of supplies & cotton. This reduced Southern trade by two-thirds.
Border State The States between the North and South that were divided over whether to stay in the Union or to join the Confederacy
Rebel Confederate solider, so called because of opposition to the established government
Blockade Runner Ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Yankee Union soldier
Offensive Position of attacking or the attack itself
Ironclad Armored naval vessel
Casualty a military person killed, wounded, or captured
Emancipate to free from slavery
Ratify to give official approval
Habeas Corpus a legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned
Draft the selection of persons for required 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
Border ruffians pro-slavery Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas' election during the mid-1850's, in order to make it a pro-slavery government
Created by: kevinprabhakar