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Civil War

TermDefinition
sectionalism restriction of interest to a narrow sphere; undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being.
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 a doctrine, held chiefly by the opponents of the abolitionists, that the people living in a territory should be free of federal interference in determining domestic policy, especially with respect to slavery.
Border ruffians name applied to pro-slavery activists from the slave state of Missouri, who in 1854 to 1860 crossed the state border into Kansas Territory to force the acceptance of slavery there.
Arsenal a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person, or group.
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 n act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Offensive an attacking military campaign.
Rebel a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler
Yankee a Union soldier in the Civil War.
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 free from slavery.
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 he action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated.
Entrenched to place in a position of strength; establish firmly or solidly
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: kaavyak