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Civil War Vocab

This is Anurag Rś study stack set

TermDefinition
Sectionalism Each part of a country has/does its own thing/priorities.
Fugitive A person who is running away, and is wanted the police/ law enforcement.
Secede To Withdraw from; This word is generally used when talking about states; EX- The confederate states of America were formed since those states SECEDED form the Union
Abstain To restrain oneself from enjoying or doing something.
Popular Sovereignty (1) The decision of people of a state to decide whether they want follow a law or not.
Popular Sovereignty (2) A Core Democratic Value stating that the government cannot function without the people.
Border Ruffians Pro-Slavery Activists .They crossed the border into Kansas Territory to force the Acceptance of Slavery there.
Arsenal A place where ammunition and arms are maintained and stored
Secession The withdrawal of a group from a larger entity.
States Rights Political powers reserved for the state government
Border States States that share a common line, and have an imaginary line that they use to denote which person's land is which.
Blockade A barrier in the way of people, denying access to an area.
Offensive An attacking military Campaign; Causing someone to feel hurt or bad.
Rebel A person who goes against a particular party
Yankee An inhabitant from the New England and Northern States.
Blockade Runner A person that attempts to run into a blockaded port
Ironclad a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century
Casualty A death; a loss
Emancipate To set free
Ratify Sign or give formal consent to
Habeas Corpus a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.
Draft A preliminary version of a piece of writing
Bounty a sum paid for killing or capturing a person or animal.
Greenback A dollar bill
Inflation Inflation is the rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising
Entrenched Stubborn; not willing to move from a position or belief
Total War military conflict in which the contenders are willing to make any sacrifice in lives and other resources to obtain a complete victory
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