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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 the people.
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850's.
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.
State Rights Rights and powers independent of the federal government.
Border State States that between The North and The South.
Blockade Cut off an area by means of troops or worships.
Offensive Position of attacking or the attack itself.
Rebel Confederate solider.
Yankee Union solider.
Blockade Runner A ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area.
Ironclad Armored navel vessel.
Casualty A military person who is killed.
Emancipate To free from slavery.
Ratify To give official approval to.
Habeas Corpus A legal order for an inquiry.
Draft A selection of people for the military service.
Bounty Money given as a reward.
Greenback A piece of U.S. paper money.
Inflation A continuous rise in the price of goods.
Entrenched Occupying a strong defensive position.
Total War War on all aspects of the enemy's life.
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