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1

What is another name for the Mormons?

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

2

Who was the fourteen year and boy who prayed for guidance?
Why did he pray?

Joseph Smith
He found the religious extremism revival confusing

3

What happened to Joseph smith when he prayed?
Where and when was this?

A pillar of light appeared before him and he was told not to join any religion but to prepare himself for a great work
In his fathers house in 1820

4

When was Joseph visited by an Angel?
What did he tell him?
Where did he claim he found it?

In 1827
That there was a book he had to find written upon gold plates
On a hillside in Manchester, New York

5

When was the Mormon movement?

1820-31

6

What did the Book of Mormon say?

Told a different story to the bible, it said that the lost tribes if Israel migrated to America before Christ. They had been fighting each other until Christ appeared in America to establish his church there. The fighting then started again, one of he survivors was a man called Mormon who spent the rest of his life recording the story on the plates

7

What did the Book of Mormon say about the person who discovered the plates?

They would restore the true Church of Christ Maerica before Christ reappeared to begin his thousand-year reign

8

What did Smith say about others seeing the plates

Only he was allowed

9

When was Smiths translation of the Book of Mormon published?

1830

10

What made gave Smith more followers?

His charasmatic public speaking

11

Why were the Mormons unpopular in New York?

People claimed Smith was a just trying to make money for himself

12

What did the clergy denounce about the Book of Mormon?

That it was blasphemouse

13

After praying for guidance which village did Smith take his followers to?
What was his plan to do there?

Kirkland in Ohio
Planned to set up a city of God

14

How long were the Mormon in Kirkland for?

183-37

15

How many members were founded in the Missouri by 1831?

100

16

What did they own in Kirtland?

A mill, a store, a bank and a printing press and started work on a temple

17

Who did the Mormans eventually out number in Kirtland?
What did this mean?

The number of non-Mormons
Hatred and envy of them grew fearing they would take over everything

18

When was the economic crisis?
What did this mean for the Mormons?
What did this result in?

1837
Bank collapsed which meant savings, excluding those of non-Mormons was lost
The Mormons being chased out of Kirtland

19

How long were the Mormons in Missouri?

1837-38

20

When were they attached by mobs in Missouri?

1838

21

What did the Mormons try to do about slaves?

Tried to free them and encouraged them to come to Missouri and claim rights of citizenship

22

How long were the Mormons in Navoo?

1830-49

23

How many Mormons were there when they were in Navoo?

35000

24

In 1844 what did God tell Smith that Mormons could practice?

Polygamy

25

What did some of the Mormons think about polygamy?

Some thought it was wrong and denounced Smith as a false prophet

26

What happens on 27 June 1845?

A mob of 200 non-Mormons attacked the jail and shot Smith dead

27

What did polygamy make non-Mormons worried about?

That there would be a rapid encrease in the Mormon population

28

In Navoo, what was another thing non-Mormons were worried about besides polygamy?

That Smith was planning to run for President of the USA

29

When Joseph Smith died who was the new leader of the Mormons?
What did he believe?

Brigham Young
That they would never be left in peace in the east

30

Why did Brigham Young like the attraction of the Rockies which were owned by Mexico?

It was not controlled my the US government