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KS History Key Terms

Chapter 4, Lessons 1 - 3

a barrier to a city or town to prevent people or supplies from entering or leaving blockade
Missouri settlers who crossed into Kansas to influence the outcome of the slavery issue in Kansas border ruffian
a settler who believed Kansas should not allow slavery free-stater
a free-state fighter in Kansas and Missouri during the border disputes jayhawker
a person who dies for a cause, especially political or religious martyr
the surrounding of a city or town by and army attempting to capture it siege
someone who invests financially in something, with the possibility of great gains or losses speculator
the act of betraying one's country treason
not in accord with the principles set forth in the constitution of a nation or state unconstitutional
to alter, change, or add to amend
a storehouse for arms armory
the act of planning in secret to do something illegal conspiracy
dishonest or unlawful behavior fraud
something that cannot be denied by the government inalienable
to kill by surprise or secret, usually for political reasons assassinate
a section of the military that fights while riding horses cavalry
to free from someone's control emancipate
members of small groups of soldiers who are not part of a regular army guerrillas
a narration of past experiences reminiscence
to break away, especially when part of a nation separates to form its own country secede
a minor and often unplanned battle skirmish
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