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Civil War

Chapter 15-16 Vocab

Sectionalism loyalty to a region
secede to leave or withdrawl
Abstain to not take part in some activity, such as voting
Popular sovereignty Political theory that government is subject to the will of the people. Before the Civil War, the idea that people
fugitive runaway or trying to run away
Border ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850's
Arsenal A storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr A person who sacrifices his or her life for a 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 the 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 weather 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 in or going out; to close off a country's ports
Offensive Position of attacking or the attack itself
Rebel Confederate soldier, so called because of the opposition to the established government
Yankee Union soldier
Blockade runner Ship that sails into and out of a blockaded area
Ironclad Armored naval vessel
Casualty A military person killed, wounded, or captured
Emancipate To free from slavery
Ratify To give official approval to
Habeas corpus A legal order for an inquiry to determine weather a person has been lawfully imprisoned
Draft The selection of persons for military service
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 A continuous rise in the price of goods and services
Entrenched Occupying a strong defensive position
Total War War on all aspects of the enemy's life
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