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Civil war vocab

Chapter 15/16 vocab

TermDefinition
Sectionalism Loyalty to one's own region or section.
Fugitive A runaway.
Secede Go away, withdraw, separate, rebel, revolt.
Abstain Not to cast votes.
Popular Sovereignty Allowing people to decide.
Border Ruffains Missourians that traveled in armed groups.
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammo.
Martyr A person who dies for a great cause.
Secession Withdrawal from the union.
States Rights States can chose to enter the Union.
Border State Slave states that bordered free states.
Blockade Sealing off a certain place.
Offensive On the attack .
Rebel The confederate army.
Yankee The Union army.
Blockade Runner A vessel that tries to destroy a blockade.
Ironclad A confederate warship that attack the Union in 1862.
Casualty People killed or wounded.
Emancipate To free all slaves in the south.
Ratify To approve.
Habeas Corpus Habeas corpus is a writ that is used to bring a party who has been criminally convicted in state court into federal court.
Draft a preliminary version of a piece of writing.
Bounty generosity; liberality.
Greenback a dollar bill; a dollar.
Inflation Increase in cost.
Entrenched (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained
Total War a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
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