Unit Five:The American Civil War and Reconstructi By:Deitric Willis

Sectionalism-Excessive demotion to the interests of a particular region.This has something to do with history because it shows demotion to certain region.
Republican Party: the younger of two major political parties in the United States; GOP is an acronym for grand old party.This has something to do with history or with the U.S because they are our head of the government.
secession formal separation from an alliance or federation.Secession is important to history because it separates the alliances from federation.
Confederate States of America the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861.This is important to history because these are states in the south.
Emancipation freeing someone from the control of another.Emancipation is important to history because this is what they called it when they freed the slaves.
habeas corpus a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge.This is important to history because they used writ in ancient times.
reconstruction the activity of building something again.Reconstruction is important to history because in order to build things they need to reconstruct it.
Impeachment a formal document charging a public official with misconduct.This is important to history because they used formal documents in older times.
Ku Klux Klan a secret society of white Southerners in the United States.This is important to history because the KKK is a group against black people.
poll tax a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote.This is important to history because poll tax everybody is required to pay.
segregation the act of keeping apart.Segregation is important to history because people used to segregate in the 1900s between blacks and whites.
Capitalist-An economic system based on private ownership.This is important to history because there are a lot of systems based on ownership.
siege an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place.This is important history because soldiers had to defend certain places.
emancipate free from slavery or servitude.This is important because this is the word they used when they freed the slaves.
inflation a general and progressive increase in prices.When people wanted more money in history this is the term they used.
draft compulsory military service.When the government wanted more soldiers in history the drafted random people.
martial law the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law.This seems like another ancient word used in history has similar meanings to captain.
famine a severe shortage of food resulting in starvation and death.I think this is the word slaves used during slavery when they was hungry.
urbanization the social process whereby cities grow.In history when people got more land and cities grew this is the term people used.
telegraph apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire.This machine is how people communicated through distance in older ages.
Ironclad a wooden warship of the 19th century plated with armor. In acient times this is how they traveled to places.
discrimination unfair treatment of a person or group based on prejudic.People discriminated just because of skin color in older ages.
casualty someone injured or killed in an accident.In history during wars civilians got injured and killed a lot,

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