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CIVIL WAR

CHAPTER 15 & 16 VOCAB

TermDefinition
Sectionalism excessive devotion to the interests of a particular region
Fugitive someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
Secede withdraw from an organization or communion
Abstain refrain from voting
Popular Sovereighty political theory that government is subject to the will of the people.
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in an armed group to vote in Kansas election during the mid 1850s
Arsenal all the weapons and equipment that a country has
Martyr one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
Secession formal separation from an alliance or federation
states Rights the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution
Border States States between the North and South that were divided over whether to stay in the Union or join the Confederacy
Blockade Cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or going out; to close off country's ports
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 blockade area
Ironclad Armored naval vessels
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 a person has been lawfully imprisoned
Draft The section of person 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 issue by the North during the Civil War
Inflation A continuous rise in the price of good and services
Entrenched Occupying a strong defensive position
Total War War on all aspects of the enemy's life
Created by: RaineA