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Why were Mormons sometimes targets for persecution?

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Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) are sometimes targets for persecution because people do not understand them or do not like their beliefs and practices.

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The Mormons were hoping to find the freedom to practice their religion in peace and without persecution.


The Mormons settled in Illinois between 1839 and 1845, when they began to leave for Utah due to persecution.


both war and religious persecution



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.


Because that is where Mormons went in order to escape persecution.


False persecution from citizens and the government in the east.


Mainly to Utah. You may have heard of the Mormon pioneers.


yes, they were forced from illinois by persecution. so they moved to the deserts in utah



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.


Mormons were beaten, tarred and feathered, robbed, kidnapped, and killed. they were forced out of their homes, their cities were burned, and their temples were desecrated.


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


it was impossible for yukmyukMormons to live in the east because of persecution from mobs.


The Mormons left Nauvoo after local authorities asked them to. The persecution they were facing was severe, and authorities asked them to leave in order to end the violence in the area.


Historically, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) faced a lot of persecution. Several hundred in the eastern United States were beaten, driven from their homes, tarred, feathered, raped, and even killed. The government would not offer any protection and some local governments forced the Mormons out of their jurisdictions - most notably in Missouri where the governor ordered that the Mormons be 'exterminated' and made it legal to kill a Mormon. Mormons were denied seats they were elected to in the US Congress simply on grounds of their religion, federal laws were enacted specifically to target certain Mormon doctrines and practices, the US army was sent to keep a watchful eye over them, and at one point Mormons were temporarily stripped of their fundamental rights as US Citizens. In modern times, Mormons face much less severe struggles. Some Mormons do face mild to moderate persecution, and Mormons are sometimes the victims of hate crimes and targets for vandalism. Mormons often find their sacred beliefs being mocked and are often the subject of misunderstanding or misinformation in the news media and the general public.


Brigham Young was a religious leader and a governor. He helped the Mormons solve their problems through leadership. He lead the Mormons from Illinois to Utah in order to escape the persecution of the mobs.



Most were shot or beaten to death. Others died as a result of the other persecution they faced (exposure, starvation, and injuries). In the 1800's, the American midwest was quite a lawless place. Mob violence was common, and people often took the law into their own hands. When the Mormons arrived, the locals were upset, and some were angry to the point that they felt that they had to drive the Mormons out by persecution. The Mormons were driven from their homes, their property was burned, they were beaten, raped, and sometimes even killed in an effort to drive them out of the region. This was due to their political and economicideas as well as their religious practices.


The church started in New York, but local persecution drove the Latter Day Saints (LDS) to Ohio and Illinois. Persecution in both those places wound up driving the saints to Utah.


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


They didn't. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was founded in 1830. The first move of the church was to Ohio in 1831, due to a large number of converts in Ohio. Mormons left Ohio both because they believed that Zion was in Missouri and because of persecution in Ohio. The Mormons were kicked out of Missouri by a government order after severe persecution. They then moved to Illinois where they again faced persecution and the government asked them to leave. Finally, in 1847, they arrived in what is now Utah (then part of Mexico) where they had more freedom to practice their religion without persecution.


The Mormons were receiving massive persecution, being moved from New York to Kirtland, to eventually Utah. So basically, they wanted a place to worship their religion in peace


Mormons moved from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois and finally to Utah, all in search of a place where they could practice their religion free of persecution.


The Mormons immigrated to Utah to avoid persecution in Missouri. They are known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



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