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civil war

TermDefinition
sectionalism loyalty to a religion
fugitive a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution.
secede withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization
abstain formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion
popular sovereignty political theory that government is subject to the will of the people
Border ruffians pro-slavery activists from the slave state of Missouri
Arsenal a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person, or group
martyr a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs
secession the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
states rights the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government.
Border states any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states
Blockade an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Offensive an attacking military campaign
Rebel a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
yankee a person who lives in, or is from, the US.
blockade runner a vessel that runs or attempts to run into or out of a blockaded port
ironclad a 19th-century warship with armor plating.
casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident
emancipate set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions.
ratify sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
habeas corpus a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.
draft compulsory recruitment for military service
Bounty a monetary gift or reward, typically given by a government, in particular.
greenback a dollar bill; a dollar
inflation a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
entrenched (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.
Total war a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
Created by: maddielewis