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What was the reasons the Mormons moved west?

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

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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.


Mormons moved west to escape religious scrutiny.


The Mormons were persecuted and driven out of the eastern states by extreme violence and government orders. They moved west in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.


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.


Over 70,000 Mormon pioneers moved west on the Mormon Trail. Several more came later by railroad.


Let's just say, they moved west because they were kicked out of everywhere else. Relly I thought it was because of the GOLD?


the pioneers moved west to expand their land


The Mormon pioneers moved west in search of religious freedom. They were kicked or chased out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, where they had previously gone looking for a place to practice their religion in peace.



There were 2 reasons that the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, moved to Utah.The first was to escape persecution.The second was to fulfill prophesy.because of the prosecution they were facing


Because they were being persicutedThe mormons moved west mainly because the government and mobs kept threatening them. So joesph smith got a prompting from god to move west is was a very difficult journey but they finally made it to the salt lake vally


The Mormons moved west from New York to Ohio in 1831. They moved from Ohio to Missouri to Illinois, although not all at once so exact years can't be specified. They left Illinois to move to Utah in 1846.


The Mormons moved west in search of a new home, not a new phone. Phones weren't even invented yet (this was in the 1840's). The Mormons had been persecuted and kicked out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, so they went further west into what was then Mexico in search of a place where they could live in peace.


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


Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.


The Mormons were receiving massive persecution, being moved from New York to Kirtland, to eventually Utah. So basically, they wanted a place to worship their religion in peace


There were many different reasons for people moving west in the 1870s. For example, many farmers moved on to greener pastures.


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


In the 1800's settlers moved west for many reasons. For instance gold was a big opportunity and so was cheap land for immigrants. This caused a race to the west and the main reasons settlers moved there.


The Mormons were a religious group founded by Joseph Smith. They moved west because other religions were prosecuting them and they needed a new place where they wouldn't be bothered. They first went to Salt Lake. That is where Brigham Young said "This is the place."


They moved out west to both follow directions given to Brigham Young by Joseph Smith and to avoid persecution long enough to get established and settled in an area.




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


This depends on what you consider to be the 'west'. When the Mormons were founding settlements in Missouri, Illinois, and Nebraska, this was considered the western frontier. The United States didn't extend much further, and this was a sparsely populated 'wild west'. The Mormons eventually moved to what is now Salt Lake City, Utah (at the time it was part of Mexico) and settled much of Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada.



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