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Why did Mormons travel west in the 1830?


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Mormons began traveling west in 1831, moving from New York to Ohio. They then moved to Missouri, Illinois, and then what is now Utah. This is because each place they attempted to settle, they faced brutal persecution and in some cases were kicked out of their homes. They left to a place that was uninhabited so that they could practice their religion in peace.


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In wagon companies or by handcart.

It was hard, it was long and it often lead to death...

Palmyra, New York on April 6th, 1830.

Both the Indian Removal Act and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) began in the spring of 1830. The Indian Removal act sent many Native American Tribes west of the Mississippi River. These relocated tribes were encountered by the Mormons about 15 years later when the Mormons were forced west of the Mississippi River as well. The Native Americans felt sorry for the Mormons and helped them survive in the harsh west.

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

Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.

Brigham Young was the spiritual leader of the Mormons at the time, and Mormons believe that he was directed by God in mapping their migration west. While a small group did travel with Brigham Young, most Mormons were divided into companies (groups) and traveled west under the leadership of a company guide.

To escape religious persecution and because that was the direction the lord had told them to go

Mormonism began in 1830, over 100 years after the pilgrims. Therefore the Mormons never had an opportunity to help them.

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

The LDS church was officially founded on April 6, 1830.

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

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.

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.

Brigham Young, whom Mormons believe was lead by God.

Diane Hill Zimmerman has written: 'Mormon pioneers of Harrison County, (now West) Virginia in the 1830's' -- subject(s): Mormons, Genealogy, Biography

Mormons traveled west in either a conestoga wagon or handcart and settled in Utah.

The Mormons went west because people in New York and Illinois did not like them and did not let them practice plural marriages. There were some serious problems of violence against Mormons.

well, since all Mormons are robots they didn't need to prepare they were already prepared. Mormons are robots.

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.

The original migration of Mormons to the west was done by means of covered wagons, drawn by horses; that was the transportation method used at that time in history.

No. The most recent mass murders of Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) were in the Midwest in the late 1830's. And no, there shouldn't be a mass murder of Mormons, or anyone for that matter!

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