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Civil War

Chapter 15/16 Vocab

TermDefinition
Sectionalism an exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
Fugitive runaway
Secede to leave
Abstain not to cast votes
Popular Sovereignty allowing the people to decide
Border ruffians armed groups of Missourians who crossed the border to Kansas to vote for slavery
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Matyr a person who dies for a great cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
States rights the belief that states could leave the Union
Border state states that allowed slavery that were in the Union. Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware
Blockade to close
Offensive went on the attack
Rebel nickname for Confederate soldiers
Yankee nickname for Union soldiers
Blockade runner ships that could sail in and out of Southern ports during the blockade
Ironclad a wooden ship that is covered in thick iron plates
Casualty people killed or wounded
Emancipate free
Ratify approve
Habeas corpus the right that guarantees accused individuals the right to a hearing before being jailed
Draft a law that required men between ages 18 and 35 to serve in the army for three years
Bounty payments to encourage volunteers
Greenback nickname for Northern money because of its color
Inflation a general increase in prices
Entrenched set up in a strong position
Total war taking food, destroying railroads and fields, and killing animals to destroy anything useful to the south
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