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Ch 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 the people;before the Civil War, the idea that people living in a territory had 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
Martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
Border state the states between the North and the South that were divided over whether to stay in the Union or join the Confederacy
States rights rights and power independent of the federal government that are reserved for the states by the Constitution; the belief that states' rights supersede federal rights and law
Blockade cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or going out; to close off a country's ports
Border state the states between the North and the South that were divided over whether to stay in the Union or join the Confederacy
Offensive
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Offensive
Martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
States rights rights and power 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 state 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; to close off a country's ports
Offensive
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
States rights rights and power 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 state 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; to close off a country's ports
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 ship that sails into and out of a 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 services
Bounty payments to volunteers who enlist in the army
Greenback northern paper money
Inflation general increase in prices
Entrenched set up in a strong position
Total war Sherman's march to Savannah, Georgia
Created by: DoyelN