Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Old U.S. History

Sectionalism Sectionalism is loyalty to one's own region or section of the country, rather than to the country as a whole.
Fugitive A person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution.
Secede To withdraw formally from membership of a federal union.
Abstain To choose to not to vote.
Popular Sovereignty A law that makes all people equal by the government.
Border ruffians The name applied to pro slavery activists. The territory to force the acceptance of slavery there.
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 held by individual US states rather than by the federal government for slaves.
Border state Any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War.
Blockade A blockade is an effort to cut off supplies, war material, or communications from a particular area by force.
Offensive Going on defensive mode. (Military)
Rebel A rise in opposition resistance to an established government.
Yankee A person who lives in the US.
Blockade runner A ship that manages to enter or leave 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 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.
Draft Compulsory recruitment for military service.
Bounty A sum paid to encourage trade.
Greenback A dollar bill.
Inflation Prices fall in the purchasing value of money.
Entrenched A habit of belief, established and difficult or unlikely to change.
Total war A war that is in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued.
Created by: Samantha McGow
Popular U.S. History sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards