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
The Mormons traveled west in wagons, with handcarts and later by train.
It was Brigham Young.
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.
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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 Mormons were searching for a place where they could practice their religion in peace and found that place in Utah.
The religion started in the East, but due to perecution, the Mormons were forced to move farther West, eventually settling in Utah
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.
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
Utah was settled by Mormons.
The outcome of the Mormons moving west was that they were no longer percacuted for their religious beliefs.
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 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 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.
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."
The great American West!
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.
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.