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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 of a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
Abstain restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
Popular Sovereignty The concept that political power rests with the people who can create, alter, and abolish government. People express themselves through voting and free participation in government.
Border ruffians one of a group of pro slavery Missourians during the period from 1854 until the beginning of the Civil War who used to cross the border into Kansas to vote illegally, make raids, and intimidate the antislavery settlers.
Arsenal a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person, or group.
Secession the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
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 an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Rebel a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
Yankee a person who lives in, or is from, the US.
Blockade runner a ship that manages to enter or leave a blockaded port.
Ironclad covered or protected with iron.
Casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
Emancipate set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions.
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. select (a person or group of people) and bring them somewhere for a certain purpose.
Bounty a sum paid to encourage trade.
Greenback a dollar bill; a dollar.
Inflation a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Entrenched (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.
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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