When did the Mormons move West?
== == the Mormon Church was formally established by Joseph
Smith, Jr., on April 6, 1830, in upper New York State, there were
but six members. When Joseph Smith Jr., was killed by a mob,
leaderless, the Mormons split into two groups. JS' wife Emma chose
to stay and Brigham and his group went westward and finally settled
in Utah. The two major denominations tracing their origins to
Joseph Smith are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
with over 11 million members, and the much smaller Reorganized
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with 250,000 members.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, as of April 6, 2001, the RLDS
Church will now be known "as the Community of Christ.... The RLDS
name still will be used for some legal and official work." === ===
Most likely this question is in regard to the movement of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Illinois to the
Great Salt Lake Valley. Before Joseph Smith's death on June 27,
1844 at the Carthage Jail, the leaders of the Church had began to
search for a more permanent home away from the persecutions they
had encountered in Missouri and Illinois. The pioneers began their
voyage from Nauvoo, Illinois and surrounding areas in February of
1846, two months earlier then originally planned. After more then
1,000 miles of rough terrain, they would finally arrive in the Salt
Lake Valley on July 24, 1847 which is now celebrated in Utah as
Pioneer Day. Over the next many years, members of the Church
migrated from Europe and the Eastern and Midwest states of the US
to join the main body of the Church. With the completion of the
Transcontinental Railroad, most members would travel by train to
The Mormons traveled west in wagons, with handcarts and later by train.
The Mormon pioneers had to move west to find freedom to practice their religion in peace
It was Brigham Young.
well, since all Mormons are robots they didn't need to prepare they were already prepared. Mormons are robots.
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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.
The Mormons were searching for a place where they could practice their religion in peace and found that place in Utah.
Because they were being persicuted The 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 were being persecuted in the Eastern United States, and they decided to move West to form their own settlement, where they would be free to live as they pleased and according to their own religious rules, free from persecution.
The religion started in the East, but due to perecution, the Mormons were forced to move farther West, eventually settling in Utah
Many of what are now the Western United States were settled by "Mormons." You may be referring to Utah, however, which was the primary destination of the move west.
The Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) primary motivation was to escape religious persecution.
the Mormons used the trail because it was the best way to get to the west away from everyone who were convecting them
Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.
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 were given information concerning the Salt Lake valley from Father Pierre DeSmet, a Belgian Catholic Missionary who traveled the west before the Mormons were ever even there. Through his description of the area the Mormons decided to move there.
The Mormons moved to the west because they were trying to leave the United States. They had been kicked out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, and thought they would try their luck in what was then Mexico. Also, Joseph Smith had prophesied a few years before his death that the Church would eventually move to the Rocky Mountains. Soon after the Mormons arrived there, the United States took over the area.
The signifigence of the Mormons moving west was for them to escape religious percsecution
Utah was settled by Mormons.
The outcome of the Mormons moving west was that they were no longer percacuted for their religious beliefs.
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 Mormons moved west to find a place where they could practice their faith in peace without fear of the persecution and oppression they had faced in the east. They achieved much, including founding hundreds of cities and creating a thriving metropolis in a desert previously considered uninhabitable.
The Mormons were being persecuted and killed, so God, through his prophet, led them West. When the prophet saw the Salt Lake valley, he knew it was the place they were being led.
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.
Religious and political persecution forced the Mormons to move from several states in the east and midwest. In Illinois, their prophet Joseph Smith was murdered due to a political disagreement and the government asked the Mormons to leave in order to preserve the public peace. At this point they decided to move to a place that was largely uninhabited so that they could practice their religion in peace.
The great American West!
Brigham Young, whom Mormons believe was lead by God.
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.
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.
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 same hardships as other pioneers. only they were forced from their homes unlike the pioneers who chose to leave and move west.
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.
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.
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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) began in New York. The Mormons didn't move there, they started there!
The Mormons were hoping to find the freedom to practice their religion in peace and without persecution.
The Mormons moved west from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois and finally to Utah (which was then part of Mexico) in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace. Throughout the United States, the Mormons faced severe persecution for their religious practices and political beliefs. Mormons were not only mocked and had lies spread about them, they were robbed, beaten, forced from their homes, and killed. After the… Read More
The Mormons that didn't move west, including Joseph Smith's wife and sons, began their own church. This church was known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Joseph Smith's son, Joseph Smith III, at it's head. That church is now known as the Community of Christ, headquartered in Independence, Missouri. The official website of the Community of Christ can be found at www.cofchrist.org
In wagon companies or by handcart.
The Mormons faced extreme persecution across the east and midwest, being kicked out of their homes and in some cases ordered to leave by the government. They moved west to a land that was both outside of US control (at the time) and which was sparsely populated so that they could have the freedom to practice their religion in peace.
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.
Mormons settled hundreds of cities in the west, mostly in Utah, Idaho, and Arizona but including Wyoming, Nevada, California, Mexico, and Canada.
The majority of Mormons moved to Utah in 1847 after being kicked out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.
Joseph Smith told the Church members that they would eventually have to move west to escape persecution, but was killed before they did so. Brigham Young then became the leader and lead the first group of Mormon Pioneers west.