Pennsylvania Governors (through Reconstruction)

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Abolished imprisonment for debt; quelled the Philadelphia Nativist Riots.
Former Civil War general; improved mine safety after Avondale mine fire claimed 111 lives.
Dedicated first state capitol building in Harrisburg.
Limited banks to only issuing as much cash as they had deposited with the state.
Started selling off the State Works system of railroads and canals.
Held the Loyal War Governors' Conference to solidify northern unity during the Civil War.
Moved the capitol to Harrisburg.
Opponents failed to impeach him over his work as state treasurer.
Presided over the 'Buckshot War' in which his party tried to remain in power after losing the election.
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Re-elected with 98 percent of the vote; started the State Works system of railroads and canals in PA.
Chartered the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Refused to enforce the federal Fugitive Slave Act.
Suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion.
Former Civil War general; suppressed Great Railroad Strike in PA and proposed recognizing unions.
Established public education in PA.
Father of the spoils system in Pennsylvania.
Defeated for re-election because he supported the federal Kansas-Nebraska Act.

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