Mormons

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Who were the Mormons?
People who believed the teachings of Joseph Smith and the gold plates he discovered.
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Why were they pushed out of Palmyra?
People thought Joseph Smith was a fraud and his teachings were blasphemous.
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Why were they pushed out of Kirtland?
Non-mormons were jealous of their successes, then blamed them when the economy collapsed.
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Why were they pushed out of Missouri?
Again, people were envious of their successes and scared they would take over.
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Why were they pushed out of Illinois?
Non-mormons and mormons rejected Joseph Smith's vision that polygamy was acceptible. Non-mormons shot Joseph Smith here.
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How important was Joseph Smith?
Very important - he founded Mormonism.
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How important was Brigham Young?
Very importnat - he took over from Joseph Smith and organised the trip to the Salt Lake.
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How did Brigham Young organise the journey West?
Young organised wagon trains, strict timings, Winter quarters, protection for weather and defences against the Indians.
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How did the Mormons survive at the Great Salt Lake?
The land was assigned by the church and divided up fairly between families according to size, water was collected at organised times, irrigation was set up, the temple was at the centre
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What difficulties did they have?
The government disagreed to making it become a state, they were not very successful in industrial development so schools did not have good equipment, The Mormon War, The Mountain Meadow Massacre
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How did they eventually become a state?
After applying for the fifth time to become a state, the government agreed as long as they banned polygamy. They agreed to stop polygamy and became the state of Utah.
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