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civil war

TermDefinition
sectionalism restriction of interest to a narrow sphere; undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being
fugutive a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution.
secede withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
abstain restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
Popular sovereignty The concept that political power rests with the people who can create, alter, and abolish government.
Border ruffians pro-slavery activists from the state of Missouri, who crossed 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.`
secession the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
states rights the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government
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 or causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry.
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. or a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation.
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 compulsory recruitment for military service.
bounty a sum paid for killing or capturing a person or animal. or a sum paid to encourage trade.
greenback a dollar bill; a dollar.
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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