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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."

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The Mormons were searching for a place where they could practice their religion in peace and found that place in Utah.


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


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


The first Mormons arrived to settle in the Great Salt Lake on July 24, 1847.


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


Brigham Young became president of the Mormon church when Joseph Smith died. The Mormons needed a safe place to practice their religion. The Mormons had been kicked out of every other place they had tried to settle. At the time, Utah was a part of Mexico, and they wanted to escape the United States government. Also, before Joseph Smith died he told Brigham that the Saints would eventually have to move west to the Rocky Mountains. Because every where else that Mormons tried to settle were chased out and abused. So the Mormons went west to seek a place where they could practice their religion without being provoked.


Because we were persecuted in the east and so we went somewhere where we could practice our religion without being threatened.


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


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


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.


He didn't want to help move the Cherokee. He refused to help move them west. The federal government forced the Cherokee to move west of the Mississippi River so Americans can settle and civilize Georgia.



They wanted people to move west and settle.


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


The Mormons settled much of utah.



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