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    Brigham Young University and The Mountain Meadows Massacre by Juanita Brooks The Mountain Meadows Massacre by Juanita Brooks recounts a tragic historical event in a manner that can teach important lessons. The book is well researched and well written and reflects the great historical significance of the massacre. In addition, students learn religious lessons studying the book and its subject. Although some members of the Church and a few of Brigham Young University's faculty doubt the wisdom

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    Utah and the Mormon Culture

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    being Smith's first counselor. The church was divided and in looming danger of dissipation. Brigham, with true Napoleonic foresight, saw his opportunity. Young hurried to Nauvoo, denounced Rigdon as an impostor and his revelations as emanations from the Devil. He cut off both Rigdon and his adherents from the true church, cursed Rigdon, and “handed him over to the buffetings of Satan for a thousand years." Young was immediately elected President by an overwhelming majority (Waite 14). Facing continued

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    also got permission to build his own city. However, the number of Mormons increased and the non-Mormons became worried. The non-Mormons were also disgusted by polygamy. Joseph Smith was then killed. When Joseph Smith was killed a man called Brigham Young took over as the leader of the Mormons. He led them successfully to Salt Lake City where he managed to set-up Zion. He got more Mormons to join by introducing the perpetual immigration fund where every Mormon gave 10% of their yearly earnings

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    Joseph Smith or Brigham Young's Contributions to the Mormon Movement Many settlers travelled east, but the most important religious group to travel east was the Mormons. The Mormon religion was started by a person called Joseph Smith. A Smith grew up on his farm, angles appeared telling him there was a book (written upon golden plates) on a hillside near Manchester, New York. Once dug up, the plates were published in a translated version, which contained statements of his father and brothers

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    March 13, 2013) Wikipedia. n.d. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Crimes_Act (accessed March 12, 2013). Alva Milton Kerr, St. Joseph Herald, “Trean; or The Mormon’s Daughter,” 11 Feb 1888 (reprinted from New York Times, ©1857), 4. Evening Gazette. "Brigham Young's Death." Aug 30, 1877: 1.

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    Mormons Moving to Salt Lake City During the nineteenth century there were many different types of people moving west over America. One of these groups was the religious group, the Mormons. The religion was originally founded by Joseph Smith in the early nineteenth century. He first started of with very few followers but quickly many people started to come round to Smiths way of thinking. After developing the religion in Palmyra, Joseph Smith and his followers moved to Kirtland. In Kirtland

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    he and others are being held on charges of treason. They were attacked by a mob. Joseph did manage to kill two gunmen and wound another with a small pistol, which was smuggled in earlier (Oliver, Branch, and Walker). Brigham Young then takes over as the second prophet. Brigham Young Dies in 1877 and is officially succeeded by John Taylor in 1880 (Oliver, Branch, and Walker). Seven years later Taylor dies and is succeeded by Wilford Woodruff in 1889. During this time there were many difficulties for

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    in the United States and other regions due to its growth and will continue to improve its reputation with the resolution of many questionable practices like polygamy and racism. The legacy of the many important preachers like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young will live on as long as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints exists. Overall, the allowance for freedom of religion in the United States allowed for the Second Great Awakening and the evolution of many religions.

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    Smith was the founder of the Book of Mormons and the religion of Mormonism. After being kicked out of everywhere they finally settled in Ohio. There they built a church and they stayed there for a while. While they were there a man by the name of Brigham Young joined them. He did so many things for the Mormons that they said he was one of the Twelve Apostles. Then later he became the president of the Twelve. The people of Ohio then drove the Mormons out of their state and so the Mormons had to settle

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    Ancestor report

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    My ancestor report is on Mary Goble. She was born on June 2, 1843, her parent names were William and Harriet Goble. Mary wasn't from the United States, she was from England. She was Mormon and had been baptized at the age of twelve. This essay is on how she got here, her living conditions, and what I think about it. Mary's birth was in Brighton, Sussex, England. Mary was baptized on November 5, 1845. The following March and April, the church started talking about going to the United States and living

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