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Chapter 15 and 16 vocab

TermDefinition
Sectionalism Loyalty to a region
Fugitive Runaway or trying to run away
Secede To leave or withdraw
Popular Soverignty Political theory that government is subject to the will of people
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 deals with a single subject
Matyr 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 states by the constitution
Border State The states between the North and South that were divided over whether to state "I the Union" or join the confederacy
Blockade When an area is cut off by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or going out
Rebel A confederate solider, who is so called because of opposition to the established government
Yankee Union Soldier
Blockade Runner Ships that sail into and out of a blockaded area
Offensive position of attacking or the attack itself
Ironclad armored naval vessal
Casualty A military person killed, wounded, and or captured.
Emancipate to free from slavery
Ratify to give official approval to
Habeas Corpus A legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned.
Draft the selection of people 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 general increase in prices
Entrenched Set up in a strong position
Total War A war that is unrestricted in terms of the weopons used