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Civil War Chap 15-16

Vocabulary from Chapters 15 and 16 about the Civil War

Sectionalism Exaggerated loyalty to a certain region
Fugitive Runaway or trying to run away (slaves)
Secede To leave or withdraw
Abstain To not cast votes or a vote
Popular Sovereignty Allowing the people to decide
Border Ruffians Missourians who 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 rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government
Border States The slave states that shared borders with the northern free states
Blockade To cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or going out
Offensive To attack or simply the position of attacking
Yankee Union soldier
Rebel A confederate soldier, so called because of their opposition towards the government
Blockade Runner Ships that sailed into and out of blockaded areas
Ironclad (Warships) encased in an iron armor
Casualty People killed or wounded
Emancipate To free (from slavery)
Ratify To approve
Habeas Corpus The right for accused individuals to receive a hearing before being jailed
Draft Selection or requirements for military service
Bounty Payments to encourage volunteers
Greenbacks Northern money; named after its color
Inflation A great increase in prices
Entrenched Set up in a strong position
Total War A war that does not have any (weapon) restrictions
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