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Unit 7 - 7th Grade

Civil War

Sectionalism concern for regional needs and interests
Secede to withdraw, including the withdrawal of states from the Union
Blockade blocking off an area to keep supplies from getting in or out
Emancipation the act of giving someone freedom
Reconstruction the act of building, generally refers to the rebuilding of the Union following the Civil War.
Martial Law the imposition of laws by a military authority, generally in defeated territories
Sharecropper a tenant farmer who receives a portion of the crop
Popular Sovereignty independent power given to the people
Confederacy the group of 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860-1861
Federalism political system in which power is shared between national government and a collection of smaller state governments.
Separation of Powers the act of splitting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government into separate bodies
Individual Rights personal liberties and freedoms
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