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Civil War

TermDefinition
Sectionalism loyalty to your part of a country instead of the whole country
Fugitive A person who escaped from somewhere or is¨ in hiding¨
Secede to official leave a large group like leaving the union
Abstain to not participate/not to vote in an election
Popular Sovereignty a government is ruled by the people
Border ruffians pro slavery activists from Missouri that forced Kansas to be a slave state
Arsenal a collection of weapons/a place where weapons are stored
Secession the action of official leaving a group commonly political
States rights powers that states have but the country dosen´t
Border state A state that is in between the union and confederate states that has slaves but is part of the union
Blockade blocking something off
Offensive being aggressive commonly militarily related
Rebel A person who opposes a government or to oppose a government
Yankee An insult for someone who lives in the union or United States
Blockade runner someone or something that escapes a blockade
Ironclad something protect or covered by armor
Casualty Someone who died during the civil war
Emancipate to set something or someone free from legal restrictions like slavery.
Ratify to make an agreement valid
Habeas corpus public officials must bring someone to court and explain why they are in jail.
Draft To force people over a certain age to join a war effort
Bounty to have a price to capture or kill someone
Greenback A dollar bill
Inflation a rise in prices
Entrenched a person who is unlikely to change
Total war A conflict where people are willing to die for their cause
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