Chapter 15 Vocabulary

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Road To the Civil War

sectionalism

an exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country

fugitive

a runaway (slave)

secede

leave (a country)

abstain

not to cast votes

popular sovereignty

allowing the people to decide

border ruffians

Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas's election during the mid-1850's

civil war

a conflict between citizens of the same country

arsenal

a storage place for weapons and amunition (Harpers Ferry, Virginia)

martyr

a person who dies for a great cause

secession

withdrawal from the Union

states' rights

belief that because the states created the United States, individual states have the power to nullify federal laws

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