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When was the anti-bigamy act passed?

1862

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Which act was passed in 1862?

The anti-bigamy act

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When did people start persecuting the Mormons because of bigamy?

1870's

3

What was the Poland act?

This act made it impossible of polygamists to get a fair trial.

4

When was the Poland act passed?

1874

5

When did the Utah commission supervise Utah elections?

1882-1896

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Who was the first polygamist to challenge the Poland act?

George Reynolds

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Who was George Reynolds?

He was the first polygamist to challenge the Poland act.

8

Did George Reynolds win?

No.

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When was the Edmunds act passed?

1882

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What was the Edmunds act?

Polygamists were not allowed to vote.

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What was the punishment when polygamists were caught?

A fine of up to $800 and a prison sentence for 4 years.

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When was the Edmunds-Tucker act passed?

1887

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What was the Edmunds-Tucker act of 1887?

It dissolved the corporation of the church.

14

What happened after the Edmunds-Tucker act was passed?

All church property was taken over by the Feds. The church became bankrupt.

15

When was it decided that Mormons would never again enter into polygamy?

1890

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When did president Harrison forgive polygamists?

1893

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When was the enabling act passed?

1894

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When did Utah become a state?

January 4th, 1896

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What is utah's state number?

Utah was the 45th state.

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How long did it take for Utah to become a state?

47 years

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What were the five issues that prevented Utah from becoming a state?

Politics, economics, polygamy, education, immigration

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What were some issues related to economics?

The church formed co-ops and no one went to the stores run by Gentiles.

23

What were some issues related to politics?

The Utah war (1857-58) and the mountain meadows massacre 1857.

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What were some issues related to education?

All Mormon education was religious and run by the church. The Feds wanted all education to be free, public, and secular.

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What were some issues related to immigration?

Too many people were immigrating to Zion in the Feds' opinion.