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Chan's Stack

Chapter 15 and 16 Vocab

Fugitive runaway or trying to run away
Secede to leave or withdraw
Popular Sovereignty before the civil war, the idea that people living in a territory had the right to decide by voting if slavery would be allowed there
Abstain to not take the part in some activity, such as voting
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850's
Martyr a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principal or cause
Sectionalism loyalty to a region
State rights rights and powers independent of the federal goverment
Secession withdrawal from the union
Border States The states between North and South that were decided to stay in Union or to join Confederacy
Blokade cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming or going out
Offensive position of attacking or attacking itself
Ironclad armored naval vessel
Rebel Confederate soldier, so called because of oppisition to established goverment
Yankee Union soilder
Blockade runner ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Casualty a military person killed, wounded, or captured
Emancipate to free from slavery
Ratify to give official approval
Habeas corpus a legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person had been lawfully imprisioned
Draft the selection of persons for military service
Bounty money given as a reward such as to encourage enlistment in the military
Greenback a piece of US paper money
Inflation a continuous rise in prices and services
Entrenched occupying a strong defensive posistion
Total war war on all aspects of the enemy's life
Arsenal a storage place for ammunition and weapons
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