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Chapter 19: Drifting Toward Disunion, 1854-1861

Apportionment

the allotment or distribution of legislative representatives in districts according to population

Bandwagon

in politics, a movement or candidacy that gains rapid momentum because of people's purported desire to join a successful cause.

Bigoted

blindly or narrowly intolerant.

border state

the northernmost slave states contested by North and South; during the Civil War the four border states (Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri) remained within the Union, though they contained many Confederate sympathizers and volunteers.

martial law

temporary rule by military authorities imposed on a civilian population in time of war or when civil authority has broken down.

Martyr

one who is tortured or killed for adherence to a belief.

puppet government

a government set up and controlled by outside forces.

Splintering

concerning the small political groups left after a larger group has divided or broken


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