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Chapter 15/16 vocab

TermDefinition
Sectionalism Loyalty to a region.
Fugitive Runaway or to run away.
Secede To leave or withdraw.
Abstain To not take part in some activity.
Popular Sovereignty Political theory that government is subject to the will of the people.
Border ruffians Missourians that traveled in armed groups.
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition.
`Martyr A person who dies for a great cause.
Secession Withdrawal from the Union.
States' Rights The beliefs that States' rights supersede federal rights and law.
Border State 4 states that allowed slavery. Missouri Kentucky Maryland Delaware
Blockade close or block a port
Offensive went on the attack
Rebel confederate army was sometimes called this
Yankee the union army soldiers was know as these
Blockade Runner confederate ships
Ironclad modern armored self-propelled warship
Casualty war deaths
Emancipate free slaves
Ratify officially approve by signing or voting for something
Habeas Corpus guarantees accused persons the right to a hearing before being jailed
Draft this required men between 18 and 35 to serve in the army for 3 years
Bounty a monetary gift or reward usually give by a government
Greenback northern money called this because if its color
Inflation a general increase in prices
Entrenched set up in a strong position
Total War union troops cut a path of destruction sometimes 50 miles wide killing and destroying everything in their path.
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