What did the Mormons have to do before Utah could be proclaimed a state?
Some say that the Mormons had to denounce polygamy before Utah became a state. This may or may not be true, as the plans to make Utah a state were in action before the Church officially denounced polygamy. Either way, Mormons arrived there in 1847, Utah became a territory in 1850, Mormons ended polygamy in 1890, and Utah became a state in 1896. ...
Asked in Mormonism, Mormon Trail
What were the key events of the Mormon trail that brought the territory into the us?
The Mormon Trail was a transcontinental trail that lead from the eastern states to Utah. It did nothing in bringing Utah Territory into the United States, aside from enabling the population to grow large enough for the territory to become a state. In fact, the trail ended almost 30 years before Utah became a state! ...
Asked in Nevada
Was Nevada a slave state or free state in 1820-1850?
Nevada was a part of the Utah Territory until 1850 and became Nevada Territory in 1861. Nevada became a state in 1864. Nevada was neither a free state nor a slave state from 1820 - 1850. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Utah, Mormonism
Which city was originally called Deseret?
No city was originally called Deseret, the state of Utah was once called Deseret (before it became an official U.S. Territory). The area that 'Deseret' took up was much larger than the area that Utah takes up now. ...
Asked in Travel & Places, Wyoming
What was Wyoming before it was a state?
Before it became a state, Wyoming was a US Territory. The US acquired the land comprising Wyoming from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The territory was created by Act of Congress on July 25, 1868. At the time of its formation, it took land from the Dakota, Idaho, and Utah Territories. The Territory of Wyoming existed from 1868 until its admission to the Union as the State of Wyoming in 1890. Cheyenne was the territorial capital. ...