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Why did James Monroe and Robert Livingston act quickly to buy the Louisiana Territory? President Jefferson had told them to buy the entire territory. They disagreed with President Jefferson about the price. President Jefferson did not have the authority to approve the purchase. They were afraid that Napoleon might change his mind.

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Jeremy Wood on May 18, 2018

The reason that James Monroe and Robert Livingston act quickly in the purchase of the Louisina Territory was due to the reason that the the president asked them to buy the whole territory. The reason behind this was due to his fear that the territory can be removed by the Great britain in the exchange of the war of the losses which occurred and by which, the the president decided to give the united states only for the great Britain not to take . The correct answer is the first of the above options.


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