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Civil War

Chapter 15,16 vocab

TermDefinition
Sectionalism loyalty to a region
Fugitive runaway or trying to run away
Secede To leave or withdraw
Abstain To not take part in some activity,such as voting
Popular Sovereignty Political theory that government is subject to the will of people.
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.
Secession Withdraw from the Union.
State rights Rights and powers independent of the federal government that are reserved for the states by the Constitution.
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 Cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or going out.
Offensive Position of attacking or the attack itself.
Rebel Confederate soldier,so called because of opposition to the established government.
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade runner Ships that sails into and out of blockaded area.
Ironclad Armored naval vessel.
Casualty A military person killed, wounded,or captured
Emancipate To free from slavery.
Ratify To give official approval to.
Habeas corpus A legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned
Draft The selection of persons for military service.
Bounty Money given as a reward,such as to encourage enlistment in the army.
Greenback A piece of U.S 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: Taichi Aso