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civil war

chapter 15 & 16 vocab

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Sectionalism restriction of interest to a narrow sphere; undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being.
Fugitive a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution.
Secede withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
Abstian restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something. formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.
Popular Sovereignty the doctrine that sovereign power is vested in the people and that those chosen to govern, as trustees of such power, must exercise it in conformity with the general will. American History.
Border Ruffians were 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. The name was applied by Free-State settlers in Kansas and abolitionists throughout t
Arsenal a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person, or group. synonyms: weapons, weaponry, arms, armaments a place where weapons and military equipment are stored or made. an array of resources available for a certain purpose.
Martyr a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs. kill (someone) because of their beliefs.
Secession the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
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. a small country that borders a larger, more powerful country or that lies between two larger countries.
Blockade an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving. seal off (a place) to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Offensive causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry. actively aggressive; attacking.
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. 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 covered or protected with iron. noun historical a 19th-century warship with armor plating.
Casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident. a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation.
Emancipate set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions. "the citizen must be emancipated from the obsessive secrecy of goverment. LAW set (a child) free from the authority of its father or parents. free from slavery.
Ratify To ratify a treaty or contract is to officially approve it by signing or voting for it. You and your brothers and sisters might devise a plan for a family vacation to Disney World, but it would need to be ratified by your parents.
Habeas corpus Habeas corpus is a writ that is used to bring a party who has been criminally convicted in state court into federal court. Usually, writs of habeas corpus are used to review the legality of the party's arrest, imprisonment, or detention.
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. an animal with a green back, especially a race of the cutthroat trout found only in Colorado.
Inflation the action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated. econmics 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.
Created by: jmj1005