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Civil War

Chapter 15-16 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 Political theory that government is to the will of the people.
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansa's election during the mid-1850's.
Aresenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition.
Martyr A person who sacrifices his or her life for principle or cause.
Secession Withdrawal from the Union.
States' Rights Rights and powers independent of the federal government that are reserved for the states by Constitution; the belief that states' rights supersede federal rights and law.
Border State The states between the North and the South that were divided over whether to stay in the Union or join the Confederacy .
Blockade Cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming or going out.
Offensive Position of attacking or the attack to itself .
Rebel Confederate soldier, so called because of opposition to the established government.
Yankee Union soldier.
Blockade Runner Ship that sails into and out of blockaded area.
Ironclad Armored naval vessel.
Casualty A military person, killed, wounded, or captured.
Emancipate To free from slavery.
Ratify To give official approval.
Habeas Corpus A legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned.
Draft A selection of persons for military service.
Bounty Money given as a reward.
Greenback A piece of US paper money first issued by the North during the Civil War.
Inflation A continuous rise in the price of goods and services.
Entrenched Occupying a strong defense position.
Total War War on all expects of the enemies life.
Created by: Yaser B.


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