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Civil War Vocab

TermDefinition
Fugitive 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 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
Border ruffians pro-slavery activists from the slave state of Missouri,
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 seal 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 someone from the north
Blockade runner a vessel that runs or attempts to run into or out of a blockaded port.
Ironclad a 19th-century warship with armor plating.
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 compulsory recruitment for military service.
Bounty 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.
Sectionalism undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being.
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