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Civil War

TermDefinition
Sectionalism excessive regard for sectional or local interests; regional or local spirit, prejudice, etc.
Fugitive a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway:
Secede to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.
Abstain restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
Popular Sovereignty it 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 (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power.
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
Arsenal a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person, or group.
Border state any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War.
Blockade an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving
Offensive actively aggressive; attacking.
Rebel a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
Yankee a person who lives in, or is from, the US.
Blockade runner a vessel that runs or attempts to run into or out of a blockaded port.
Ironclad covered or protected with iron.
Casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
Emancipate set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions.
Ratify sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
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 was a legislation passed by the United States Congress during the American Civil War to provide fresh manpower for the Union Army.
Bounty a sum paid for killing or capturing a person or animal.
Greenback Greenbacks were paper currency (printed in green on the back) issued by the United States during the American Civil War.
Inflation a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Entrenched (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.
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.
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