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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 he principle that the authority of a state and its government are created and sustained by the consent of its people
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.
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 causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry.
Rebel a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
Yankee a Union soldier in the Civil War.
Blockade runner the owner, master, or one of the crew of a blockade runner.
Ironclad a 19th-century warship with armor plating.
Casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
Emancipate free from slavery.
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 a procedure whereby new or existing sports players are made available for selection or reselection by the teams in a league, usually with the earlier choices being given to the weaker teams.
Bounty a sum paid to encourage trade.
Greenback an animal with a green back, especially a race of the cutthroat trout found only in Colorado.
Inflation a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Entrenched establish (a person or their authority) in a position of great strength or security.
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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