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Civil War

TermDefinition
Sectionalism 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 Withdraw formally from membership of a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
Abstain Formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.
Popular Sovereignty The peoples' rule, is the principle that the authority of a state and its government are created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives, who is the source of all political power. go to bottom.
Border ruffians 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 place where weapons and military equipment are stored or made.
Secession The action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860, leading to the Civil War.
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 Actively aggressive; attacking.
Rebel A person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
Yankee An inhabitant of New England or one of the northern states.
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 Set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions.
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 Compulsory recruitment for military service.
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 (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.
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.
Popular Sovereignty pt 2 The Act severed to repel the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36 degrees 30 degrees
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