Busy. Please wait.
Log in using Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Civil War Vocab

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.
Created by: MIchAEl FiElDs



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards