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TOTAL WAR
The destruction of armies as well as resources. (Southern citizens suffered when the North did this.)
GREENBACKS
Paper money issued by the United States government that was not backed by gold or silver.
BOUNTY
Payment to soldiers for entering the armed services.
BORDER STATES
The states along the line that divided the Union and confederacy
MARTIAL LAW
A form of military rule that suspends Bill of Rights guarantees; laws administered by the military in an emergency situation when civilian law-enforcement agencies can't maintain order.
STRATEGY
A plan
REBELS
Members of the Confederate Army.
YANKEES
Members of the Union Army in the Civil War
COMMANDER
To take over or seize.
BLOCKADE RUNNER
A fast ship that broke through a blocked port.
IRONCLAD
Ironplated ships
QUOTA
A fixed number limit.
CONSCRIPTION
The drafting of men for military service.
HABEUS CORPUS
Legal principle that guarantees persons arrested the right to know charges brought against them and to appear before a judge in a court of law.
EMANCIPATION
freeing of enslaved persons.
EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
President Lincoln's Act that declared slavery illegal to the Confederacy.
SIEGE
The act of surrounding and attacking a fortified area over a period of time.
COPPERHEADS
The Peace Democrats who believed the Civil War should end at any cost.