Pennsylvania Governors (through Reconstruction)

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

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