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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.

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


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 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 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.


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


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


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.


The Mormons moved to Utah in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.


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 first Mormons to settle in Nevada arrived there in 1852. They moved there to establish a trading post for settlers heading to California. Later Mormons moved to Nevada for various economic opportunities including silver mining.


Mormons hoped to find a place where they could practice their religion freely without persecution. Between 1831 and 1847, they moved from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois and finally to Utah in search of religious freedom.


The majority of Mormons moved to Utah in 1847 after being kicked out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.


The Mormon pioneers moved west (beyond what was then the United States border) to find religious freedom. They had been persecuted and kicked out of every other place they had attempted to settle in.



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