Mormons Journey West

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The Mormons describe their journey west as an exodus. Define the word exodus.
The departure of a large number of people from a place.
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Why do the Mormons think of their journey as the 'Mormon Exodus?'
They were journeying to a land chosen for them by God, and a large group of people together.
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What problems did they face on the journey?
Poorly prepared, journey was 2,250km, mouldy food, fever, Native American attacks etc.
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Why did they have to stop their journey?
Heavy winter arrived, snow and harsh conditions.
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Why did they settle at the Great Salt Lake?
They were hated, people were scared of them, fights were breaking out. They had different beliefs.
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Why did they want to live where no-one else was?
Nobody would be there, could live in peace, build their own community
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Why do the Mormons think of their journey as the 'Mormon Exodus?'

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They were journeying to a land chosen for them by God, and a large group of people together.

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What problems did they face on the journey?

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Why did they have to stop their journey?

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Why did they settle at the Great Salt Lake?

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