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Why did Mormons move West?

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Answered 2013-12-06 00:59:01

Because they were being persicuted
The 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

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How did the Mormons move west?

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

Who helped Mormons to move west?

It was Brigham Young.

Why did the Mormons have to move west?

The Mormon pioneers had to move west to find freedom to practice their religion in peace

How did the Mormons prepare for the move west?

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What caused the Mormons to choose to move west?

the hauns mill massacre

When did the Mormons move west.?

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.

Why did the Mormons move to the west to settle with Utah?

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

Why did Mormons migrate to Utah?

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

What caused Mormons to choose to move the west?

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.

What state was colonized by Mormons?

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.

What was the Mormons main reason to move west?

The Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) primary motivation was to escape religious persecution.

Why did Mormons immigrate to the west in 1847?

Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.

Why did people use the Mormon Trail to move west?

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

What is the signifigence of the Mormons moving west?

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

What state was settled by Mormons in the west?

Utah was settled by Mormons.

What was the outcome of the Mormons moving west?

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

Why did the Mormons choose to settle in Salt Lake Valley?

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.

Why did the Mormons move farther west in their search for a new phone?

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.

Why did Mormons move to the west?

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.

Who were the Mormons why did they move west and where did they settle?

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."

Where did the Mormons settle in the west?


What did the Mormons see on their journey to the west?

The great American West!

What was the reasons the Mormons moved west?

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

How do you compare and contrast the Mormons and the 49ers?

Mormons were traveling west in search of religious freedom. 49ers were traveling west in search of wealth.

Why did the Mormons move out west?

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.