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Civil War Vocab

Sectionalism An exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
Fugative Runaway
Secede Leave
Abstain Not to cast votes
Popular Sovreignty 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 The states had voluntarily chosen to enter the union, so they had the right to remain independent states according to the constitution, so the states had the right to leave the union
Border States States on the border between the North and the South
Blockade Close
Offensive Went on the attack
Rebels Confederate Army(850,000 soldiers)
Yankee Union Army( 2.1 million soldiers)
Blockade Runner Confederate Ships that could sail in and out of Southern ports
Ironclad Covered in thick iron plates
Casualty People killed or wounded
Emancipate Free
Ratify Approve
Habeas Corpus The right of accused individuals the right to a hearing before being jailed
Draft Required men between ages 18-35 to serve in the army for 3 years
Bounty Payment to encourage volunteers
Greenback Northern Money
Inflation A general increase in prices
Entrenched Set up in a strong position
Total War A method of waging war in which the North destroyed everything that could be useful to the South