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C.W and other terms

A Study Stack required to be made by my teacher using Civil war and other terms.

TermDefinition
Blockade The act or means of sealing off (a) place(s) to prevent the transport of goods or people from entering or leaving.
Sectionalism The restriction of interest to a narrow sphere; undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being of a person.
Fugitive A person who escaped from a place or is hiding from arrest or persecution.
Secede Leave formally from a membership of a federal union, an alliance, or political/religious organization.
Abstain formally refuse to vote either for or against a proposal and/or motion
Popular Sovereignty Majority rule.
Border ruffians Name applied to pro-slavery activists in Missouri, in 1854-1860, who crossed the border into Kansas territory to force the acceptance of slavery on them
Arsenal A collection of weaponry, and military equipment stored by a person, country, or group.
Secession To leave the Union
States Rights The rights and powers held by individual states in the U.S. and not by the federal government.
Border State Any of the slave states that bordered the free northern states during the Civil War.
Offensive Actively Aggressive; attacking
Rebel a person who rises up in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
Yankee A name applied to people living in the North at the time of the Civil War and before.
Blockade Runner A ship that enters or leaves a blockaded port.
Ironclad A 19th century warship covered in armored plating.
Casualty a person injured in war or an accident.
Emancipate set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions set.
Ratify Sign or give formal consent, making it officially valid.
Habeas Corpus Requires a person under arrest be brought before a judge or into a court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.
Draft A preliminary version of a piece of writing still being edited.
Bounty A sum paid to encourage trade.
Greenback A dollar bill.
Inflation The general increase in prices and fall in purchasing value of money or currency.
Entrenched Firmly established and difficult and/or unlikely to change. To place in a position of strength; establish firmly or solidly.
Total War War that has no restriction in terms of weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
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