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Civil War

Chapter 15-16 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Sectionalism An exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
Fugitive A runaway slave to their masters.
Secede To leave the United States
Abstain To not take part in some activities, such as voting
Popular Sovereignty The right to decide by voting if slavery would be allowed there
Border ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850s
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr A person
who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause
Created by: majorkeyJG