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When did the Mormons move West?


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== == 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 Utah.


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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

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

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.

The religion started in the East, but due to perecution, the Mormons were forced to move farther West, eventually settling in Utah

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.

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

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.

Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.

the Mormons used the trail because it was the best way to get to the west away from everyone who were convecting them

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 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 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 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 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."

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.

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.

Brigham Young, whom Mormons believe was lead by God.

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