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civil war

the war between the north and south to free the slaves

TermDefinition
Abstain formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.
Secede withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
Fugitive a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution.
Sectionalism restriction of interest to a narrow sphere; undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being.
Popular Sovereignty Popular sovereignty, or the sovereignty of the peoples' rule, is part of the seven principles, that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people.
Border ruffians In Kansas, Border Ruffians was the name applied to 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 withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860, leading to the Civil War.
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 an act or means of sealing 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 Originally a nickname for people from New England, now applied to anyone from the United States. Since the Civil War, American southerners have called all northerners Yankees.
Blockade runner The blockade runners of the American Civil War were seagoing steam ships that were used to make their way through the Union blockade
Ironclad An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.
Casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
Emancipate When the American Civil War (1861-65) began, President Abraham Lincoln carefully framed the conflict as concerning the preservation of the Union rather than the abolition of 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 The Enrollment Act, 12 Stat. 731, enacted March 3, 1863, also known as the Civil War Military Draft Act
Bounty a sum paid for killing or capturing a person or animal.
Greenback Greenbacks were paper currency (printed in green on the back) issued by the United States during the American Civil War
Inflation a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Entrenched to place in a position of strength; establish firmly or solidly: safely entrenched behind undeniable facts
Total war The American-English Dictionary defines total war as "war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued
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