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Civil War

chapter 15 & 16 vocab

TermDefinition
Sectionalism an exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
Fugitive a runaway
Secede to leave
Abstain not to cast votes; to hold back from something
Popular Sovereignty allowing the people to decide
Border Ruffians Missourians traveling in armed groups
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr a person who dies for a great cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
States' Rights all rights not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution nor denied by it to the states
Border State the slave states of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, which refused to secede from the Union in 1860–61
Blockade close; block
Offensive taking the offensive; going on the attack
Rebels the Confederate army, soemtimes called Rebels (112,000 soldiers)
Yankees the Union, sometimes called Yankees (187,000 soldiers)
Blockade Runner Confederate ships
Ironclad covered or cased with iron plates, as a ship for naval warfare; armor-plated
Casualty people killed or wounded
Emancipate to be free of something
Ratify apprroved
Habeas Corpus guarantees accused individuals the right to a hearing before being jailed
Draft selection for compulsory military service ; detachment of military personnel from one unit to another
Bounty payments to encourage volunteers
Greenback the name of northern money because of it's green color
Inflation a general increase in prices
Entrenched set up in a strong position
Total War waging war; warfare that includes any and all civilian-associated resources and infrastructure as legitimate military targets
Created by: rozindrejaj