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Civil war

history vocab

TermDefinition
Sectionalism restriction of interest
Fugitive a runaway
Secede withdrawn from a membership in a federal union
Abstain Turn away from voting for a motion or proposal
Popular Sovereignty the principle that the authority of a state and their government is created and continued by the consent of its people
Border ruffians They were pro slavery activists from Missouri
Arsenal a place where military equipment and weapons are stored
Secession the withdrawal of the 11 southern states from the union of 1860
States rights the powers and rights held by individual states in the U.S
Border state any of the slave states that bordered the northern U.S free states
Blockade to seal off
Offensive to be aggressive or making someone feel deeply hurt
Rebel to rise in armed resistance or opposition
Yankee someone is from/lives in the U.S
Blockade runner a vessel that runs in or out of a blockade port
Ironclad covered with iron
Casualty someone injured or killed in an accident or war
Emancipate to set free from political, legal or social restrictions
Ratify to sign/give formal consent
Habeas corpus allowing someone who has been arrested to be brought before a judge or into court
Draft Recruitment into the military service
Bounty an amount paid for killing an animal or person
Greenback a dollar bill
Inflation an increase in prices
Entrenched a firm establishment
Total war an unrestricted war in terms of the weapons used
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