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Civil War Vocab

Chapter 15 and 16 Vocab

TermDefinition
Sectionalism Loyalty To a religion
Fugitive A runaway
Secede To leave or Withdraw
Abstain Do not Take part in a activity
Popular Sovereignty Rule Of the People
Border Ruffians Miss
Arsenal A place to store weapons
Martyr a person who sacrifices their life for a cause
Secession withdrawal from the Union
States Rights rights and powers independent of the federal goverment
Border State States that were deciding on who to join the Union or the Confederacy
Blockade Cut off of an area
Offensive position of attack or the attack itself
Rebel confederate soldier
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade Runner Ships that sail in and out of a blockade
Ironclad armored naval vessel
Casualty A military person that was kill or captured
Emancipate to free from slavery
Ratify to give official approval
Habeas Corpus a type of legal order
Draft the selection of people for the military
Bounty money given as a reward
Greenback a piece of US paper money
Inflation a continuous rise in prices for goods and services
Entrenched occupying a strong defensive position
Total War war on all aspects of the enemy's life
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