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Civil War

TermDefinition
Sectionalism excessive regard for sectional or local interests; regional or local spirit, prejudice, etc.
Fugitive a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway:
Secede to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.
Abstain to hold oneself back voluntarily, especially from something regarded as improper or unhealthy (usually followed by from) to refrain from casting one's vote
Popular Sovereignty a doctrine, held chiefly by the opponents of the abolitionists, that the people living in a territory should be free of federal interference in determining domestic policy, especially with respect to slavery
Border ruffians pro-slavery activists from the slave state of Missouri, who in 1854 to 1860 crossed the state border into Kansas Territory, to force the acceptance of slavery there.
Arsenal a place of storage or a magazine containing arms and military equipment for land or naval service.
Martyr a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause:
Secession the withdrawal from the Union of 11 Southern states in the period 1860–61, which brought on the Civil War.
States Rights the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government.
Border State any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War.
Blockade the isolating, closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, harbor, or city, by hostile ships or troops to prevent entrance or exit. any obstruction of passage or progress:
Offensive causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry.
Rebel a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler
Yankee a person who lives in, or is from, the US. an inhabitant of New England or one of the northern states.
Blockade Runner a vessel that runs or attempts to run into or out of a blockaded port. the owner, master, or one of the crew of a blockade runner.
Ironclad a 19th-century warship with armor plating
Casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
Emancipate free from slavery.
Ratify sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
Habeas Corpus Habeas Corpus
Draft a preliminary version of a piece of writing
Bounty generosity; liberality. a monetary gift or reward, typically given by a government, in particular.
Greenback a dollar bill; a dollar
Inflation a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
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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