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Chapter 15 Vocabulary

Road To the Civil War
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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