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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) faced severe persecution throughout the eastern United States. In Ohio, persecution stirred up by disaffected Mormons grew so strong that staying was not a viable option. In Missouri, residents were upset that a large number of anti-slavery Mormons were moving in and fearful that this might upset the political climate. Some counties voted to expel the Mormons and in some cities Mormons were prevented from voting in a local election. This caused some (later excommunicated) Mormons to fight against the injustice, and for Missourians to retaliate. The Governor of Missouri then issued an Extermination Order, saying that all Mormons should be "treated as enemies" and "exterminated or driven from the state". Mobs invaded Mormon settlements, burned homes, stole property, and massacred men, women, and children. Mormon leaders were tarred and feathered, and the Prophet was arrested and imprisoned by the state militia. The Mormons were finally driven from Missouri in the dead of winter and sought peace in Illinois. In Illinois the Mormons bought land to create their own city, Nauvoo. However, persecution soon followed. Mormon leaders went into hiding and the Prophet was again arrested and this time murdered while awaiting trial. The state government finally asked the Mormons to leave in order to preserve the public peace. Throughout all this, the Mormons sought help from the federal government more than once, but were denied.Realizing that the government was not sympathetic to their plight, the Mormons sought religious freedom outside the United States, in what was then a mostly uninhabited portion of northern Mexico - what is now Utah.

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Q: What difficulties led Mormons (LDS) to move to Utah?
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When and why did Utah settle?

after the lds (Mormons) people were run out of Nauvo they all walked all the way from Illinois to Utah. eventually all the lds people migrated there and soon there was enough people to make Utah a state.


Salt Lake City Utah is the center of the region developed by what religious group?

Mormons (also known as the Church of the Latter Day Saints, or the LDS church).


How many Mormons live in Utah?

There are approximately 1.75 million Latter-Day Saints in Utah. However, that is the number of people whose names appear on record. The actual number of members active in the LDS church is much smaller.


How many Mormons attend Westminster university in salt lake?

Westminster University does not release the religious affiliation of their students. Judging by the LDS Institute enrollment numbers, there are quite a few Mormons at Westiminster, but not nearly as many as you will find in other Utah universities.


What is the religion of the Gardiner Sisters?

They are LDS ( mormons )


What are the repossession laws in Utah?

My experience with Utah, If your not LDS don't do it


What religion follows jesus teachings?

Mormons or LDS


Why did Utah become a state?

In 1844 following the assignation of the Latter Day Saint prophet over 11,000 Mormons made the trek to the unincorporated land we know as Utah today to avoid persecution in Illinois. The Mormons named the land Deseret and were annexed into the Union from Mexico as the Utah Territory in 1850 as a result of the Mexican-American War. Utah was not granted statehood until 1896 as a result of the LDS practice of polygamy (having multiple wives) the U.S. government would not admit Utah until the practice was stopped.


How did US get Utah?

In 1844 following the assignation of the Latter Day Saint prophet over 11,000 Mormons made the trek to the unincorporated land we know as Utah today to avoid persecution in Illinois. The Mormons named the land Deseret and were annexed into the Union from Mexico as the Utah Territory in 1850 as a result of the Mexican-American War. Utah was not granted statehood until 1896 as a result of the LDS practice of polygamy (having multiple wives) the U.S. government would not admit Utah until the practice was stopped.


How did Utah became US?

In 1844 following the assignation of the Latter Day Saint prophet over 11,000 Mormons made the trek to the unincorporated land we know as Utah today to avoid persecution in Illinois. The Mormons named the land Deseret and were annexed into the Union from Mexico as the Utah Territory in 1850 as a result of the Mexican-American War. Utah was not granted statehood until 1896 as a result of the LDS practice of polygamy (having multiple wives) the U.S. government would not admit Utah until the practice was stopped.


What group was responsible for settling much of the area in Utah?

The Mormons (LDS) under Brigham Young, to get away from the control of the US Federal government and set up their own independent country of "Deseret".


Why did Mormons emigrate to the west?

To flee persecution from mobs in Illinois. After the murder of Joseph Smith, Jr. & his brother Hyrum in 1844 mobs attacked LDS homes and communities near Nauvoo, Illinois, burning homes and threatening the LDS people. After a period of time the LDS people gathered together and migrated westward until they settled in Utah in 1847.


When did the Mormon settle in Utah?

On July 24, 1847. In Utah it is that day iscelebrated as Pioneer Day. However members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormons) were still asked to immigrate to Salt Lake City until the 1950's.


Are all colleges in Utah Mormon?

No, certainly not, although there are Mormons attending every college in Utah (and in fact, it's quite likely that there are Mormons attending every college/university in the nation, perhaps with the exception of some Catholic or Protestant schools). The only schools in Utah that are affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in Utah are Brigham Young University in Provo and LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. Other large Universities in Utah, such as Utah State, Weber State, University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Snow College, Salt Lake Community College, Southern Utah University, and Dixie State are all public universities affiliated with the state. Westminster is a large private liberal arts school in Salt Lake City that is also unaffiliated with the LDS Church.


Persecution of Mormons in 19th century?

The church started in New York, but local persecution drove the Latter Day Saints (LDS) to Ohio and Illinois. Persecution in both those places wound up driving the saints to Utah.


Brigham young loved what state?

Utah, the state where Mormons settled and built their third temple-the Salt Lake City Temple. It took them 40 years. Salt Lake City is currently the LDS (Mormon) church capital.


When did Mormons originate?

The LDS church was officially founded on April 6, 1830.


Are dia and Meg Frampton Mormons?

No. Although they have strong ties to Utah they are not LDS (Mormon). They come from St. George, Utah. Meg lived in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended school at University of Utah. Dia also lives in Salt Lake City. Wiki reads their origin is in Draper, Utah.Meg = AtheistDia = undecided


What is another name for the Mormons?

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or LDS


Are LDS and Mormons the same religion?

YYes they are the same thing just different names


Brigham young was?

The President of the LDS church and the first Governor of Utah Territory.


Is Dia LDS?

Dia from The Voice is from Utah but has not said what her religion is.


What religious group is tabernacle associated with?

Mormonism otherwise called lds, however read about the origin of the mormon religion and you will be appalled when you learn that the first mormons slaughtered a large amount of people in Utah and stole their land and even killed American soldiers.


Why did the Mormons live New York?

Mormons live everywhere around the USA and also around the world - so it would be stranger if there wouldn't be LDS in NY


Why do Mormons have many wives?

The Mormons who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints do not have multiple wives. Those that claim they are Mormons and do have multiple wives are a break off of the original or true LDS church.