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civil war

chapter 15 and 16

TermDefinition
Sectionalism Loyalty to a region
Fugitive Runaway or trying to run away
Secede To leave or withdraw
Abstain To not take part in such activity
Popular Sovereignty Political theory that government is subject to the will of people
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups
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 powers independent from the federal government
Border State States between the North and South
Blcokade Cut off an area by means or troops
Offensive Position of attacking
Rebel Confederate Soldier
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade Runner Ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Ironclad Armored naval vessel
Casualty A military person killed
Emancipate To free from slavery
Ratify To give official approval to
Habeas Corpus A legal order to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned
Draft The selection of persons for military service
Bounty Money given as a reward
Greenback A piece of U.S paper money
Inflation A continuous rise in the price
Entrenched Occupying a strong defensive position
Total War War on all aspects of the enemy's life
Created by: angelina01