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Civil War Vocab

SectionalismAnswer
Sectionalism : an exaggerated devotion to the interests of a region
Fugitive : running away or intending flight
Secede : to withdraw from an organization (such as a religious communion or political party or federation)
Abstain : to choose not to do or have something :
Popular Sovereignty : a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people
Border ruffians : one of a group of proslavery Missourians who used to cross the border into Kansas to vote illegally, make raids, and intimidate the antislavery settlers
Arsenal a : an establishment for the manufacture or storage of arms and military equipment
Border state a : a state (such as Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, or Missouri) bordering on an antislavery state and favoring slavery before the Civil War
Blockade : to subject to a blockade
Offensive making attack
Rebel a : opposing or taking arms against a government or ruler
Yankee a : a native or inhabitant of New England
Blockade runner : a ship or person that runs through a blockade
Ironclad : sheathed in iron armor —used especially of naval vessels
Casualty losses that befall them by mere casualty — Sir Walter Raleigh
Emancipate : to free from restraint, control, or the power of another; especially : to free from bondage
Ratify : to approve and sanction formally
Habeas corpus : any of several common-law writs issued to bring a party before a court or judge;
Draft a : the act of drawing or pulling in a net
Bounty : something that is given generously nature's bounty
Greenback : a legal-tender note issued by the U.S. government
Inflation : an act of inflating : a state of being inflated: such as
Entrenched a : to place within or surround with a trench especially for defense
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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