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What land was included in the Louisiana Purchase?

The purchased territory included the whole of today's Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, parts of Minnesota and Louisiana west of Mississippi River, including New Orleans, big parts of North and northeastern New Mexico, South Dakota, northern Texas, some parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado as

Herein, why did Jefferson buy the Louisiana Territory?

Jefferson had authorized Livingston only to purchase New Orleans. The Americans thought that Napoleon might withdraw the offer at any time, preventing the United States from acquiring New Orleans, so they agreed and signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty on April 30, 1803.
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