History Quiz / Pennsylvania Governors (through Reconstruction)

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Can you name the Pennsylvania Governors?

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

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