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What beliefs did the Mormons have that threatened the people in Illinois?

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The biggest concern about the Mormons for the people of Illinois was their belief in gathering. The Mormons all wanted to live in the same area and establish laws based on the laws in The Bible. The other citizens in Illionois felt threatened that they might become outnumbered by Mormons, and that the Mormons might be able to influence local politics.

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The people of Illinois were not happy with the huge influx of people into their state. They went to Illinois to live on the 'frontier', and now huge numbers of easterners and Europeans were coming and taking over their land and culture. The Mormon headquarters, Nauvoo, was one of the biggest cities in the state at the time and the huge number of Mormons in the state was influencing the state politics enough that people got angry at that as well.


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People were persecuting them. The Mormons left Illinois because Brigham Young, the new Mormon leader, heard about a great valley in the Utah desert, which at the time was still owned by Mexico. In 1847, he led a party of Mormons on a long, hazardous journey to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. The Illinois government asked the Mormons to leave because their presence was causing too much unrest in the state. Under their new leader Brigham Young the decision to leave Illinois was due directly to the murder of original Mormon Joseph Smith and his brother by a mob that attacked the jail where the two brothers were being held.


Mormons were kicked out of their homes in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois because people didn't like them. In Ohio, the Mormons left because the violence and persecution against them became too bad. The Church was growing quickly with many moving into the area, and people didn't appreciate the large influx of immigrants. In Missouri, the violence and persecution were bad, and additionally the government issued an 'extermination order' against them, which told the citizens of Missouri to drive the Mormons from the state. This was partly due to the Mormons mostly being abolitionists, and Missouri being a slave state. In Illinois, the violence and persecution grew so bad that the leader of the Mormon church was murdered by an armed mob. The governmentin Illinois asked the Mormons to leave the state to restore peace to the area.


The Mormons settled in Illinois after being driven from their homes by the government and mobs in Missouri. Illinois was a place they could find temporary refuge from the persecutions they were facing throughout the country. They settled along the Mississippi River in Commerce, Illinois, later changing the name to Nauvoo, a Hebrew word meaning "beautiful place." A few years after their prophet, Joseph Smith, was shot and killed in Carthage, Illinois, the persecutions from the people in Illinois were too great, and they left their homes and travelled west to Utah.


The people of Illinois could no longer tolerate the Mormon presence in Nauvoo. The Mormons were given an ultimatum: leave Illinois peacefully or be driven out by force. The Mormons chose to leave peacefully. This was the second time they had been threatened with such violence. They decided to go somewhere there would be no neighbors to threaten them. They received permission from the federal government to camp on Indian land as they traveled west, and they finally settled in the Great Salt Lake Valley. At the time, experts believed that the Great Salt Lake Valley would not be able to support human civilization, but the Mormons made a good living there, primarily because they learned to store the mountain snow melt in reservoirs and use it to irrigate their crops during the summer.


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This could be due to several reasons.First, the Shakers were more insular and kept to themselves, while Mormons have a very extensive evangelism effort and proliferate into their communities. Since Mormons were out and about, people had a higher chance of being annoyed by them.Second, the Shakers were, for the most part, a smaller group. The Mormons are ever-expanding. People felt more threatened by the Mormons and in some cases were worried that Mormons would take over their cities and towns. There were more Mormons, so there were more to persecute.Third, the Shakers have died out, but Mormonism lives on. Nobody persecutes Shakers anymore because they don't exist, but Mormons are still persecuted by many to this day.


It helped him love the people who threatened him. It also gave him hope and it was one of the reason why his non violence protest work because he had faith and he learnt that from hos christian beliefs


Uhm...dude, where did you ever get that idea?!?! The Mormons would never kill...people shouldn't spread crap like that :( Everybody was against Mormons


There are several reasons why Gov Ford didn't protect the Mormons. One he was concerned about retaining his position as Governor and being reelected. the people that opposed the Mormons were politically powerful and had great influence with the Governor. They told the Governor that the Mormons were causing the problems and that the rest of the population were only protecting themselves. They made the Governor believe that the Mormons were threatening the safety of the rest of the population. So he issued the extermination order. The Mormons either had to leave the State of Missouri or be exterminated.


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