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Civil War Words

Civil War Word Card

Abolitionism Abolitionism is a movement to end slavery, whether formal or informal. In Western Europe and the Americas, abolitionism is a historical movement to end the African and Indian slave trade and set slaves free.
Compromise An agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.
Democracy Democracy definition. A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives. Note: Democratic institutions, such as parliaments, may exist in a monarchy.
Federalism The federal principle or system of government.
Historical Of, or concerning history; concerning past events.
Individual Liberty The liberty of an individual to exercise freely those rights generally accepted as being outside of governmental control.
Institution of Slavery "(Our) peculiar institution" was a euphemism for slavery and its economic ramifications in the American South. "Peculiar", in this expression, means "one's own."
Nationalism Patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
Popular Sovereignty Popular sovereignty or the sovereignty of the people's rule is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives.
Radicalism The term political radicalism (or simply, in political science, radicalism) denotes political principles focused on altering social structures through revolutionary means and changing value systems in fundamental ways.
Resistance Movements The refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.
Secession The action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
Sectionalism Restriction of interest to a narrow sphere; undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being.
Greenback A dollar bill; a dollar.
Entrenched (Of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.
States’ Rights The rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government.
Confederate States of America Confederate States of America. plural noun. 1. (US, history) the 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi) that seceded from the Union in 1861.
Emancipation The fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.
Military Leadership Military leadership is the process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
Political Leadership Political leadership is a concept central to understanding political processes and outcomes, yet its definition is elusive.
Total War A war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
Turning Point A time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results.
Union The action or fact of joining or being joined, especially in a political context.
Yankee A person who lives in, or is from, the US.
Ironclad Covered or protected with iron.
Draft A preliminary version of a piece of writing.
Border Ruffians The Border Ruffians were pro-slavery activists from the slave state of Missouri, who in 1854 to 1860 crossed the state border into Kansas Territory, to force the acceptance of slavery there.
Blockade An act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Inflation The action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated.
Secede Withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
Created by: Harryy