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Why did Mormons immigrate to the west in 1847?

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Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.

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


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.


In what is now Salt Lake City, Utah.


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


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


They arrived in Utah and began building Salt Lake City.


brigham young was the leader of the Mormon church in 1847


Utah was established by the Mormons on July 24, 1847.


The first Mormon Pioneers left Illinois in 1846 and arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847 after wintering over in Nebraska. Mormon converts from all over the world continued to immigrate to Salt Lake City on the Mormon trail until 1869, when the transcontinental railroad was completed. Most converts then made the journey by rail.


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



They sought a remote location away from their persecutors.


They arrived in Utah and began building Salt Lake City.


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


Brigham Young lead the first group of Mormon Pioneers to Utah Territory (which was then Mexico) in 1847.


On July 24, 1847. In Utah it is that day iscelebrated as Pioneer Day. However members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormons) were still asked to immigrate to Salt Lake City until the 1950's.


In 1847, a large group of Mormon Pioneers travelled from their winter quarters in Nebraska to Salt Lake City Utah. Please note this was not ALL the Mormons, but the majority of the leadership and a large group of those living in the United States at the time.



About 2000 came to Utah in 1847 with Brigham Young.Entry: 1847: Aug. "Thurs. 26 - '...Between six and seven hundred wagons, with about two thousand souls enter the valley that fall." (LDS Church Chronology 1805-1914, page 34)But the Mormons kept coming and about 70,000 Mormons came to Salt Lake City between 1847 and 1867.


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.


Korey Colyar in Utah knows that the Mormon Pioneeds arrived in the Salt Lake Valley for the first time on July 24, 1847. It is a state holiday with the 5th largest parade in the country. There are also massive parties and fireworks displays for all to see.


Brigham Young, whom Mormons believe was lead by God.


In a country that has one of it's rights as 'Freedom of Religion'. In 1847 the Mormons were not provided that right. The federal government under President Polk refused to protect the Mormons and Mobs & terrorist's burned their homes and forced them to flee for their lives from the state of Illinois. Just because the Mormons had some different religious beliefs than their Christian neighbors.



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