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History Vocab 15/16

Popular sovereignty Idea that political power belongs to the people
Secede Formally withdraw from the Union
Confederate States of America Also called Confederacy
Implications Things that are inferred or deduced
Complex Difficult, not simple
Border States Slave states that didn't join the Confederacy
Cotton Diplomacy The idea that Great Britain would support the Confederacy because it needed the South's raw cotton to supply its booming textile industry
Ironclads Ships heavily armored with iron
Emancipation Freeing of slaves
Contrabands Escaped slaves who joined the Union Army in SC
Copperheads Midwesterners that sympathized with the South and opposed abolition
Habeas Corpus Constitutional protection against unlawful imprisonment
Total War Destroying civilian and economic resources
Innovation New idea or way of doing something
Execute To perform, carry out
Created by: Pamisballin