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April 30, 1789 Washington inaugurated as first President of the United States under the Constitution.
April 30, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson agrees to buy Louisiana from the French for $11,250,000 plus assumption of up to $3,750,000 in claims of U. S. citizens against France
  Causes of the Civil War
  Louisiana Purchase
April 30, 1824 Congess passes the General Survey Bill, allowing the President to authorize the survey of internal improvements. The bill was opposed by the North and Deep South. It marked the first time that Western interests suceeded in putting together a majority on a major bill.
April 30, 1858 The English Bill passes both houses of Congress
  English Bill
April 30, 1863 Army of the Potomac forces set up camp in The Wilderness surrounding the Chancellor family home after crossing the Rappahannock River Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  Chancellorsville
April 30, 1863 Abel Streight [US] fights a pitched battle at Day's Gap. Alabama
  Raid on Rome, Georgia
April 30, 1863 About noon, Ulysses S. Grant begins crossing the Mississippi and landing U. S. troops south of Vicksburg Mississippi
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
April 30, 1864 Battle of Jenkin's Ferry Arkansas
April 30, 1864 Jefferson Davis's son Joe dies following a fall from the Confederate White House
  Jefferson Davis

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