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There were 2 reasons that the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, moved to Utah.

The first was to escape persecution.

The second was to fulfill prophesy.

because of the prosecution they were facing

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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 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.



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.


This depends on what you consider to be the 'west'. When the Mormons were founding settlements in Missouri, Illinois, and Nebraska, this was considered the western frontier. The United States didn't extend much further, and this was a sparsely populated 'wild west'. The Mormons eventually moved to what is now Salt Lake City, Utah (at the time it was part of Mexico) and settled much of Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada.


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


Brigham Young became president of the Mormon church when Joseph Smith died. The Mormons needed a safe place to practice their religion. The Mormons had been kicked out of every other place they had tried to settle. At the time, Utah was a part of Mexico, and they wanted to escape the United States government. Also, before Joseph Smith died he told Brigham that the Saints would eventually have to move west to the Rocky Mountains. Because every where else that Mormons tried to settle were chased out and abused. So the Mormons went west to seek a place where they could practice their religion without being provoked.


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


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.


Mormons settled in Utah. that is why there are a ton a Mormons there. there also alot in Idaho They also settled in Nauvoo but the temple there was burned. The Mormons colonized an area stretching from southern Alberta, Canada to northern Mexico, and from parts of what is now Colorado and New Mexico in the East to California and Nevada in the West, including parts of what are now Arizona and Idaho, and all of what is now Utah. Today, Mormons are found in most countries, and every state of the United States.


Joseph Smith did not lead the Mormons to Utah at all. Joseph Smith was murdered in Illinois a year before the first group set out for the west. He did prophesy that eventually they would move to the Rocky Mountains, but he never did anything to lead them there.


they were persecuted for their beliefs


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 Mormons moved west from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois and finally to Utah (which was then part of Mexico) in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.Throughout the United States, the Mormons faced severe persecution for their religious practices and political beliefs. Mormons were not only mocked and had lies spread about them, they were robbed, beaten, forced from their homes, and killed. After the US government said that they could do nothing to protect the Mormons, they decided to move to Mexico in search of religious freedom. Shortly after settling near the Great Salt Lake in 1847, the area was acquired by the United States in the Mexican-American War and the Mormons were again in the United States. Utah became a state almost 50 years later in 1896.


The Mormons traveled in covered wagons or with handcarts on the Mormon trail to the salt lake valley in Utah.


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


Mormons settled hundreds of cities in the west, mostly in Utah, Idaho, and Arizona but including Wyoming, Nevada, California, Mexico, and Canada.


After the Book of Mormon was found, people became angry. They martyred the Prophet Joseph Smith. Afterwards, persecution for the Mormons became worse, and they decided to move to Utah for a place to live without persecution.


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


Mormons settled much of the west. Church headquarters was built in Salt Lake City, but hundreds of towns all over Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, and California were settled by Mormons.


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.


Utah Korey Colyar knows this answer. Yes, the Mormons did sucessfully settle in the west. They are responsible for establishing many western cities including Salt Lake City, many eastern Nevada cities and even Las Vegas, NV. Salt Lake City is the head of the Mormon church and is a huge metro area that is home to almost 3 million people and many major corporations.



The Mormons moved west from New York to Ohio in 1831. They moved from Ohio to Missouri to Illinois, although not all at once so exact years can't be specified. They left Illinois to move to Utah in 1846.



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