Unit Five: The American Civil War and Reconstruction arryn brooks

sectionalism-excessive devotion to the interests of a particular region
Republican Party-the younger of two major political parties in the United States; GOP is an acronym for grand old party
secession-formal separation from an alliance or federation
Confederate States of America-the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
emancipation-freeing someone from the control of another
habeas corpus-a write ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
reconstruction-the activity of building something again
impeachment-a formal document charging a public official with misconduct
ku klux klan-a secret society of white Southerners in the United States
poll tax-a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote
segregation-the act of keeping apart
siege-an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place
emancipate-free from slavery or servitude
inflation-a general and progressive increase in prices
draft-compulsory military service
martial law-the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law
famine-a severe shortage of food resulting in starvation and death
urbanization-the social process whereby cities grow
telegraph-apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire
ironclad-a wooden warship of the 19th century plated with armor
discrimination-unfair treatment of a person or group based on prejudice
casualty-someone injured or killed in an accident


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