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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 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.
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 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 he rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government.
border states any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War.
blockade any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War.
Offensive military operation that seeks through aggressive projection of armed force to occupy territory, gain an objective or achieve some larger strategic, operational, or tactical goal.
Rebel to renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience.
Yankee During the Civil War, the term "Yankee" was used derogatorily in the South to refer to Americans loyal to the Union,
Blockade runner seagoing steam ships that were used to get through the Union blockade that extended some 3,500 miles (5,600 km) along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines and the lower Mississippi River.
Iron clad covered or protected with iron.19th-century warship with armor plating.
Casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
Emancioate 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 men who enlisted in the Union or Confederate army during the American Civil War only to collect a bounty and then leave.
greenback a piece of U.S. paper money first issued by the north during the civil war
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."
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