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The Readjuster Party was a political coalition formed in Virginia in the late 1870s during the turbulent period following the American Civil War. Readjusters aspired "to break the power of wealth and established privilege" and to promote public education, a program which attracted biracial support. The party was led by Harrison H. Riddleberger of Woodstock, an attorney, and William Mahone, a former Confederate general who was president of several railroads. Mahone was a controlling force in Virginia politics from around 1870 until 1883, when his party, the "Readjusters", lost control to the "Conservative Democrats".

In the 1870s, the politics of Virginia was divided over the issue of the state's pre-war debt. The debt primarily stemmed from infrastructure improvements overseen by the Virginia Board of Public Works, largely in canals, roads, and railroads. Prior to 1861, the State had purchased a total of $48,000,000 worth of stock in turnpike, toll bridge, canal, and water and rail transportation enterprises. Many of these improvements were heavily damaged or destroyed during the Civil War by Union forces. Much of those remaining were located in the portion of the state which became West Virginia and much of the debt was held by "northerners", making the issue of debt repayment complex. Those who supported a a readjustment of the debt, were known as "Readjusters", whereas those in favour of funding the entire debt (plus interest), became known as "Funders".

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  • Bus stops latest to fall victim to US 31 tangle
    By Jill Glavan CARMEL, Ind. (August 19, 2014) — Joining a long list of readjustments made during US31 construction, Carmel-Clay Schools planned bus stop changes starting Wednesday. The changes, remarked on as minor by the district, were because of a combination of new drop-off locations at Carmel High School and increased traffic on Keystone due […] Read more on this news related to 'Readjustments'
  • Steam machine killer? Details about Intel's next generation PC emerge
    The entire roadmap of Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) range has been leaked and shows some interesting readjustments that will position NUCs as decent replacements for traditional full-size computers. According to slides leaked by Fanlesstech, the next NUC to ship will be a Maple Canyon model powered by a Core i5, specifically the 4300U. Other than V Pro Read more on this news related to 'Readjustments'

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