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Why did the Mormons move south?


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Mormons were harshly persecuted and ran out of places like Nauvoo, Illinois, and Kirtland, Ohio. Because of the intolerance of the people around those northern areas, the saints were forced to migrate to the southwestern states. God led them to Utah, a place where they would stay and flourish without persecution. When they arrived, Brigham Young, the leader and prophet during that time, declared that it was the place they would stay.


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

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) began in New York. The Mormons didn't move there, they started there!

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

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

They didn't move from Nevada, they moved to Nevada! Mormon pioneers settled many cities in Nevada that are still thriving (and full of Mormons) today, including Las Vegas!

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

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

young wanted to move the Mormons far from hostile neighbors

Nobody. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was founded in the US - so the first Mormons were already in the US! :) If you are speaking of the first Mormons to move from another country to the US, rather than the first Mormons ever in the US, the answer is still nobody. The first Mormons to move from another country to the US came from Canada, and were not 'brought' by any specific person, only encouraged to move so that they could be nearer to the main body of the church.

The Mormons left the state of Missouri, including the city of Independence, due to an extermination order given by state governor Lillbourn Boggs, which said that Mormons should be exterminated or driven from the state.

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.

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 moved out of Kirtland, Ohio because they were being pursecuted and tortured by mobs. There was never a largely Mormon town called Kirkland.

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

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.

I believe you are asking about Kirtland, Ohio. There was never a large Mormon settlement in any town called "Kirkland". The main body of Mormons began to move to Kirtland in 1831 after a large conversion took place there.

People of the Morman faith settled in Utah, then south into Arizona.

yes because they were looking for food to and land

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.

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Their neighbors grew angry at the practices and so they had to move because of their beliefs.

Some were sent there as missionaries and others moved there for employment opportunities.

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