focus on the interest of one's region
sectionalism
withdraw from a larger unit
secede
a person who supported the union during the civil war
unionist
joined by an agreement or treaty
confederate
form of goverment where power is divided between the goverment and states
federalism
a formerly enslaved person
freedman
using naval vessel to prevent shipment of supplies in or out of ports
blockade
the fact or process of being set free
emancipation
a public or official announcement
proclamation
the idea that states can set aside or cancel federal laws
nullification
the action of assassinating someone
assassination
a minor change in a document
amendment
the effort after the civil war to reorganize the seceded states
reconstruction
military goverment involving the suspension of ordinary law
martial law
cotton was considered this in the south
cash crop
a farmer who exchanges labor for seeds, tools, and living quarters
sharecropper
a farmer who works land owned by another
tenant farming
free from outside control; self governing
sovereign
someone who competes againist or fights another
opponent
a person who publicly supports or recommends a cause
advocate
a tax on imported goods
tariff
a white southerner who supported reconstruction
scalawag