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What is the Mormons motivation for moving west?


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Answered 2011-03-07 18:31:22

After the Book of Mormon was found, people became angry. They martyred the Prophet Joseph Smith. Afterwards, persecution for the Mormons became worse, and they decided to move to Utah for a place to live without persecution.


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The signifigence of the Mormons moving west was for them to escape religious percsecution

The outcome of the Mormons moving west was that they were no longer percacuted for their religious beliefs.

The Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) primary motivation was to escape religious persecution.

The Mormons began moving west in 1831. At this time the main body of Mormons moved from New York to Ohio. They then moved further west to Missouri and Illinois. The famous Mormon trek to Utah began in 1845 when many Mormons began leaving Illinois. The first group of Mormons arrived in Utah in 1847.

they weren't disturbed by other groups anymore and they built a city

The Mormons traveled west in wagons, with handcarts and later by train.

Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.

People flocked to California because they were seeking gold and riches, and gold had been discovered there. The Mormons changed the landscape of the west by moving there and establishing cities and towns in areas that were previously uninhabited.

Headquarters of the Church was set up in Salt Lake City, and various groups were sent to organize new cities throughout the west.

Mormons were travelling in search of religious freedom, while most others were moving in hopes of economic well-being, usually in mining, building railroads, or because they were offered free land to homestead.

well they went their to have a better life and to find gold so they could have become rich at the time

The Mormons moved west because they were treated harshly and even kicked out of other homes in the east.

Mormons were traveling west in search of religious freedom. 49ers were traveling west in search of wealth.

Brigham Young, whom Mormons believe was lead by God.

Mormons traveled west in either a conestoga wagon or handcart and settled in Utah.

The Mormons went west because people in New York and Illinois did not like them and did not let them practice plural marriages. There were some serious problems of violence against Mormons.

well, since all Mormons are robots they didn't need to prepare they were already prepared. Mormons are robots.

Persecution. The Mormons were chased out of Missouri and asked to leave Illinois... so they moved further west, where there was nobody to kick them out.

The original migration of Mormons to the west was done by means of covered wagons, drawn by horses; that was the transportation method used at that time in history.

In wagon companies or by handcart.

The Mormons were hoping to find the freedom to practice their religion in peace and without persecution.

Mormons settled much of the west. Church headquarters was built in Salt Lake City, but hundreds of towns all over Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, and California were settled by Mormons.

Mormons began traveling west in 1831, moving from New York to Ohio. They then moved to Missouri, Illinois, and then what is now Utah. This is because each place they attempted to settle, they faced brutal persecution and in some cases were kicked out of their homes. They left to a place that was uninhabited so that they could practice their religion in peace.

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