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civil war

chapter 15 and chapter 16 vocab

sectionalism loyalty to a region
fugitive runaway or trying to run away
secede to leave or withdraw
abstain to not take part in some activity such as voting
popular sovereignty the idea of that people living in a territory decide by voting if slavery will be allowed
border ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas election during the mid 1850's
arsenal a storage for weapons and ammunition
martyr a person who sacrifices there life for a principle or cause
secession withdraw from the union
states rights rights and powers the state has that the federal government does not have
chapter 16 vocab
border state the states between the north and south that were divided weather to join the union or confederacy
blockade a cut off of an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people to get pass
offensive position of attacking or the attack itself
rebel confederate soldiers
yankee union solider
blockade runner a ship that sails in and out of a blockaded area
ironclad armored navel vessel
casualty a military person killed,wounded, or capture
emancipate to free from slavery
ratify to give official approval
habeas corpus a legal order to determine weather a person has been lawfully
draft the selection of persons for military services
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 the continues rise in price of goods and services
entrenched occupying a strong defensive position
total war war on all aspect of the enemy's life
Created by: ChaseSallshouse


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