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Civil War

Chapter 15 and 16 vocab

TermDefinition
popular sovereignty a theory that government is subject to the will of the people
sectionalism loyalty to a region
fugitive trying to runaway or to runaway
secede to leave or withdraw
abstain to not take part in an activity such as voting
border ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850's
arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principal or cause
secession withdrawal from the union
states rights rights and powers independent of the federal government that are reserved for the states by the constitution
border state the states between the north and the south that were divided over weather to stay in the union or join the confederacy
blockade to stop supplies from going in and out of
offensive position of attacking or the attack of itself
rebel confederate solider,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 navel 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 weather a person has been lawfully imprisoned
draft a selection 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
entrenched occupying a strong defensive position
total war war on all aspects of the enemy's life
Created by: maeveohare