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Unit 8 Vocab

Tariff a tax on imports or exports
State's Rights rights or powers held by individual states rather than the Federal Government
fugitive someone running away from the law
free state a state where slavery is ILLEGAL
underground in hiding or in secret
slave state a state where slavery is LEGAL
abolitionist/abolish one who supported the end of slavery
emancipation the freeing of someone from slavery
secede to separate from; to break ties with
Union A group of states that are ruled by one government; the United States during the Civil War
Confederacy the states that seceded from the Union
retreat to withdraw from enemy forces
strategy a plan of action
casualty a person killed or injured in war
sectionalism the loyalty to one's own section of the country.
compromise when both sides give up something to reach an agreement
oppose to be against
economy the system of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
Created by: iris.bennett