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Civil War

vocab words for chapter 15-16

TermDefinition
Sectionalism An exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
Fugitive Runaway
Secede Leave
Abstain Not to cast votes
Popular Sovereignty Allowing the people to decide
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martar A person who dies for a great 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 States between the north and south that were divided over weather to stay in union or join confederacy
Blockade Close
Offensive Went on the attack
Rebel Confederate soldier
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade Runner Ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Iron Clad Armored naval vessel
Casualty People killed or wounded
Emancipate Free
Ratify Approve
Habeas corpus A legal order for an inquiry to determine if a person has been lawfully imprisioned
Draft The selections of persons for military service
Bounty Payments to encourage volunteers
Greenback A piece of U.S. paper money first issued by the north during the civil war
Inflation A general increase in prices
Entrenched Set up in a strong position
Total war War on all aspects of the enemy's life
Created by: tabithao