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chapters 15 & 16

chapter 15 flash cards

TermDefinition
Fugitive A runaway or someone trying to run away.
Sectionalism Loyalty to a reigon.
Abstain To not take part in some activity, such as voting.
Popular Sovereignty Political theory that governments is subject to the will of the people.
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's elections during the mid 1850s.
Martyr A person who sacrifices their life for a principle or cause.
Secession To withdraw from the Union.
States Rights Rights and powers independent of the federal government that are reserved for the states by the Constitution ; the belief that state rights supersede federal rights and laws.
Secede To leave or withdraw.
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition.
Border State A state between the North and the South that were divided on whether to stay in the Union or join the Confederacy.
Blockade A cut off area to close offs a country's ports.
Blockade Runner A ships that sails into and out of a blockaded area.
Casualty A military person wounded, killed, or captured.
Bounty Money given as a reward, such as to encourage enlistment in the army.
Rebel Confederate soldier, so called because of opposition to the established government.
Yankee A Union soldier.
Offensive Position of attacking or the attack itself.
Ironclad An armored naval vessel.
Emancipate To free from slavery.
Ratify To give official approval.
Habeas Corpus A legal order to inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned.
Draft The selections of persons for military service.
Greenback A piece of United States 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: amarib