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Why did the Mormon's move west?
We need to leave!
Where did they settle?
Yes but we have to leave.
This valley seems nice!
I am freezing!
What challenges did the face on their journey & What impact did they have on the places they settled?
Okay well help with them dig the well or plant then get warm
The Mormons of Illinois began their movement West because their leader was assassinated and their homes were under attack.
The Mormons west migration brought them to the valley of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, however, this did not last long they still felt like they were under attack because of their ‘controversial’ religion. So they moved to Missouri to the colony Nauvoo, they were lead by Joseph Smith.The Mormons left hopeless of finding peace for themselves, followed Smiths predecessor to move to the still wild territories of the Mexican- Controlled South West.
With the Mormons traveling west the faced crossing the below zero, frozen Mississippi. They made a temporary stop at Sugar Grove Iowa.They dug wells at camping spots and planted corn for food, in the places they were not welcomed they had riots trying to kill and shew them away.
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