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What difficulties led Mormons to move to Utah?


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Answered 2010-12-23 17:00:37

The Mormon pioneers were run out of Ohio by mobs, forced out of Missouri by government extermination order, and told to leave Illinois by the government. They appealed to the US president for help, who told them he could do nothing for them, so they left the United States for Mexico. A couple years later, the area where there were living became part of the United States.


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