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Civil War- Common

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What is Sectionalism? Sectionalism is the restriction of interest to a narrow sphere; undue concern with local interests or petty distinctions at the expense of general well-being.
What is a Fugitive? A fugitive is a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution.
What does it mean to Secede? To secede means to withdraw formally from membership of a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
What does Abstain mean? To abstain means to restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
What is Popular Sovereignty?
What are Border Ruffians? In Kansas, Border Ruffians was the name applied to pro-slavery activists from the slave state of Missouri, who in 1854 to 1860 crossed the state border into Kansas Territory to force the acceptance of slavery there.
What does Arsenal mean? An arsenal is a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person, or group.
What is Succession? Succession is a number of people or things sharing a specified characteristic and following one after the other.
What are State Rights? In American political discourse, states' rights are political powers held for the state governments rather than the federal government according to the United States Constitution.
What is a Border State? A border state is any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War.
What is a Blockade? A blockade is an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
What does Offensive mean? Offensive means to be actively aggressive; attacking.
What is a Rebel? A rebel is a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
What is a Yankee? A yankee is a person who lives in, or is from, the US.
What is a Blockade Runner? A blockade runner is a ship that manages to enter or leave a blockaded port.
What does Ironclad mean? Ironclad means to be covered or protected with iron.
What is a Casualty? A casualty is a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
What is Emancipation? Emancipation is the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.
What does Ratify mean? To ratify a document means to sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
What is Habeas Corpus? Habeas Corpus is 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.
What does it mean to Draft someone? To draft someone into the army means to draw them into service, or make them serve.
What is a Bounty? A bounty is a sum paid for killing or capturing a person or animal.
What were Greenbacks? Greenbacks were the form of currency used during the Civil War.
What is Inflation? Inflation is the action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated.
What does Entrenched mean? Entrenched means of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained
What is Total War? Total war is 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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