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Civil War

TermDefinition
Sectionalism excessive regards for local interests, regional or local spirit, prejudice.
Fugitive A person who is fleeing, from prosecution,
secede to withdraw formally from an alliance
Abstain to refrain from casting one's vote
popular sovereignty the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives
border ruffians They were pro-slave activists from the state of Missouri, who in 1845- 1860 crossed the state border in Kansas to force people to accept slavery
arsenal a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person etc.
secession the action of withdrawing formally from a membership of a federation or body , especially a political state
state rights political powers reserved for the state governments rather than the federal government according to the United States constitution
Border state any of the states that bordered the northern free states during the Civil War
Blockade to seal of a place to stop goods or people from entering.
offensive an attacking military campaign
Rebel rise in opposition against an established government or power
Yankee a person who lives in or is from the U.S
Blockade runner a vessel that runs or attempts to run in to a blockaded area
ironclad covered or protected from iron
casualty a person killed or hurt in a war or accident
emancipate set free from
ratify sign or give formal consent (treaty, contract or agreement) to make it valid
Habeas corpus a writ requiring a person who is arrested to be brought before a court or judge, especially to secure the person'd release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.
draft a preliminary draft of something or piece of writing.
Bounty a sum paid to encourage trade
greenback a dollar bill (another name or it)
inflation a general increase in the prices and fall in the purchasing value of money
entrenched a habit or belief firmly established and unlikely to change
total war war - unrestricted of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
Created by: sarasundaram0818
 

 



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