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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
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 traveled in armed groups
Aesenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr A person who scarifies his or her life for a principle or cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
State rights The belief that states' rights supersede federal rights and law
Border state The states between the North and South that were divided over whether to stay in the Union or the join the Confedary
Blockade To close off a country's port
Offensive Position of attacking or the attack itself
Rebel Conference soldier, so called because of opposition to the established government
Yankee Union solider
Blockade runner Ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Ironclad Armored naval vessel
Casualty A military person killed, wounded, or captured
Emancipate To free from slavery
Ratify To give official approval to
Habeas corpus A legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned
Draft The section of persons for military service
Bounty Money given as a reward, such as to encourage enlistment in the army
Greenback A piece of U.S. paper money first issued by the North during the Civil War
Inflation A continuous rise in the price of goods and services
Entreched Occupying a strong defensive position
Total war War on all aspects of the enemy's life
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