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1

Who were they?

religious group

2

When did they travel west?

1820's -1840's

3

Why did they go west?

To settle in Great Salt Lake City, Utah

4

impact on west

Created a 500km trail as they moved west

5

Who was Joseph Smith?

founder and leader of the mormon religion

6

How was the mormon religion found?

Joseph Smith was visited by an angel and then had a vision which told him to go and find gold plates in the mountains. The gold plates had stories written on them which he put into a book called 'The book of mormon' which attracted tens of thousands of followers who travelled west with him

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Problems they faced on their journey

Weather
Fuel and food shortages
Plague
Rivers and Mountains

8

Why did they go west?

To get away from everyone
Banks went bankrupt - non mormons also angry because they had their money in there swell

9

impact on west

Created a 500km trail as they moved west, set trails and camps up on the way to salt lake

10

Brighan Young

Set up a town at salt lake, Utah
Made a plan so nothing went wrong, everyone got equal amounts of land
Built Winter quarters
Prepared for the weather
Farming land was organised into tiers around the city meaning food could be grown efficiently
Each family given a plot
Had total control over the community

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Why did they go west?

To get away from everyone
Banks went bankrupt - non mormons also angry because they had their money in there aswell.

12

Type of religion

Kind and caring
Cared especially about their families

13

How did they get so many people to move with them?

Perpectival Emigrating Fund
They paid people to join the mormon religion, paid for them to move out west
Lots of support and help