The Mormons or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has expanded all over the world. As of December 31, 2004, there are 12,275,822 members over all continents, 51,067 full-time Missionaries, 26,670 churches, and a total of 119 Temples in operation. What an amazing expansion since the LDS Church has been formed by Joseph Smith in 1830. I hope that's what you meant by "expand" and that this helps. For further info visit www.mormon.org
The first expansion of the LDS Church was to England and then the Pacific islands, particularly Polynesia, Tonga, and Australia.
"Mormon" does not refer to any number of the other groups that were formed following Joseph Smith's death. The Associated Press Stylebook notes: "The term Mormon is not properly applied to the other ... churches that resulted from the split after [Joseph] Smith's death." These include the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which is based in Independence, Missouri. Other groups have been based in Michigan, Utah, and elsewhere. Of these other sects, the RLDS (now known as Community of Christ) is the largest and they are all world-wide.
Manifest Destiny was the concept that the United States had the right to expand from coast to coast. The Mormons contributed to this by settling in what is now Utah. At the time, that land was not a part of the United States.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was officially formed on April 6, 1830. Now, in 2011, there are about 14 million Mormons scattered around the world, and the church continues to expand. Mormons believe that they are practicing the same religion as is found in the Bible and therefore their religion began with Adam and Eve. You can learn more about Mormons at the 'Related Link' below.
Manifest Destiny is: 'In the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was the widely held belief in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent." (Wikipedia)Therefore, the Mormons did expand westward into Utah (Mexico).Now back to the question. "What did the Mormons find when they got to Utah...?Brigham Young stated, "This is the place."The Mormons were seeking religious freedom from persecution and to live their religion as they believed.. They found that freedom in the Great Salt Lake Valley of Mexico. Later named 'Deseret' by Brigham Young and later to be named Utah (after the Ute Indians).
where did the Mormons what?
Due to severe religious persecution, the Mormons abandoned their settlements in the Midwest and migrated to the west. They settled in Utah and surrounding regions, developed the land and towns and cities there, and eventually those regions became states in the Union, thus expanding the US.
Of the 13,824,854 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) worldwide, 7,785,947 live outside the United States. That is, 56% of all baptised Mormons live outside the U.S. Nations with quite a few Mormons are: Canada 179,801 Mormons (1% of Mormons are Canadian, 0.5% of Canadians are Mormon) Samoa 69,224 Mormons (0.5% of Mormons, 39% of Samoans) Tonga 55,173 Mormons (0.5% of Mormons, 53% of Tongans) Mexico 1,197,573 Mormons (8.7% of Mormons, 1% of Mexicans) Guatemala 220,296 Mormons (1.6% of Mormons, 1.6% of Guatemalans) El Salvador 105,501 Mormons (0.8% of Mormons, 2% of El Salvadorians) Hondouras 136,408 Mormons (1% of Mormons, 2% of Hondourans) Brazil 1,102,674 Mormons (8% of Mormons, 0.6% of Brazilians) Chile 561,920 Mormons (4% of Mormons, 3.3% of Chileans) Peru 480,816 Mormons (3.5% of Mormons, 1.7% of Peruvians) Philippines 631,885 Mormons (4.6% of Mormons, 0.7% of all Philippinos) UK 186,082 Mormons (1.3% of Mormons, 0.3% of all UK) Australia 126,767 Mormons (0.9% of Mormons, 0.6% of Australians) New Zealand 100,962 Mormons (0.7% of Mormons, 2.4% of all New Zealanders) To compare, the United States has 6,038,907 Mormons. That's 44% of Mormons and 2% of all Americans. But you can find Mormons in nearly every nation of the World! The "Related Link" below has a great population statistics map related to Mormon Church membership.
Yes, very much so.
Mormons live in every state. The highest percentage of Mormons is in Utah, and the highest amount of Mormons in in California.
Mormons are christians!!!!!
No we Mormons don't.
This question is based on an incorrect supposition. Not all Mormons are liars; most Mormons are not liars.
The Mormons originated in Palmyra, NY
many Mormons are minors
No, Mormons do not believe in slavery.
Mormons are Christians.
There are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) all over Canada. Mormons don't live in any particular place or clustered together, they live in regular homes in regular neighborhoods. Here is the breakdown of Mormons in each province: Alberta: 78,120 baptized Mormons British Columbia: 29,605 baptized Mormons Manitoba: 4,655 baptized Mormons New Brunswick: 2,930 baptized Mormons Newfoundland: 741 baptized Mormons Northwest Territories: 124 baptized Mormons Nova Scotia: 4,993 baptized Mormons Nunavut: 185,149 baptized Mormons Ontario: 46,452 baptized Mormons Prince Edward Island: 449 baptized Mormons Quebec: 11,137 baptized Mormons Saskatchewan: 5,671 baptized Mormons Yukon Territory: 272 baptized Mormons If you'd like to find and visit a Mormon congregation in Canada, check out the "Related Links" below to find the congregation closest to you.
Utah was settled by Mormons.
Trapped by the Mormons was created in 1922.
Mormons eventually settled everywhere! There are over 14 million members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) all over the world, and Mormon congregations are found in almost every nation. The headquarters of the Church has been located in Salt Lake City, Utah since 1847. At the time church headquarters moved there, nearly all Mormons moved there as well. However, since that time, the Church has continued to grow and expand. Approximately 10% of all Mormons live in Utah today.
Because non-Mormons were threatened by their religion and that it was beginning so successfully. Also, because non-Mormons were upset with some on the Mormons beliefs. Then once non-Mormons started fighting, Mormons fought back a little, and then moved because they realized this isn't what they were all about.
No. They are some branch of Christianity, but they are not Mormons.
No, Mormons are not bigamists. For more information see Mormon.org