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Civil War

TermDefinition
sectionalism to regard for local well being
fugitive a person who is fleeing from bad conditions
secede to withdraw from a group
abstain to refrain from casting a vote
popular sovereignty the idea that the people are the foundation of the government through elected leaders
border ruffians pro slavery people who forced slavery back into Kansas
arsenal the supply of weapons in an army
secession the withdrawal of the 11 southern states from the union. Caused the Civil War
states rights the power of each individual state instead of the government
border state the south states that were connected to the northern states
blockade to cut off from or isolate from
offensive to attack or be agressive
rebel to go against or do wrong
yankee the native northern states
blockade runner attempting to run from blockade ports
ironclad iron armor used in war
casualty an accident or wounded or dead soldier
emancipate to free or let go
ratify to approve or give consent
habeas corpus a law stating an arrested person has the right to go to court
draft a drawing or sketch. not final outcome
bounty an ward offered by the government
greenback a dollar bill
inflation the rise of prices from store products
entrenched to unlikely change
total war a war that has no obligations to what weapons can be used
Created by: RStiles13
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