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Civil War Chap 15-16

Chapters 15 & 16 Civil War Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Sectionalism An exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
Fugitive Runaway or attempting to run away (slaves)
Secede To leave or withdraw
Popular Sovereignty Allowing the people to decide
Abstain To not cast votes or a vote
Border ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr A person who dies for a great cause
Secession Withdrawal 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 states' rights supersede federal rights and law.
Border states The states between the North and the South that were divided over whether to stay in the Union or join the Confederacy
Blockade To cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or going out.
Offensive The position of attacking or the attack itself
Rebel Confederate soldier, so called for opposing the established government
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade runner A ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Created by: gracedho