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Founder of the Mormons
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Joseph Smith
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Angels that told Smith about gold plates in the hillside
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Mormon and Moroni
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Area where the Mormons settled until they were forced out after a banking collapse in 1837
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Kirtland Ohio
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God's chosen people
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Mormons claimed to be
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Friendly towards Indians and wanted to abolish slavery
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Rewasons for being forced out of Missouri
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Nauvoo
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Mormon town in Illinois
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10,000 inhabitants of Nauvoo
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1844
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Mormon army
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Danites
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Polygamy
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Smith said he had a revelation from God about it
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Prison
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Place where Smith was murdered
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Brigham Young
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New leader of the Mormons
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Salt Lake
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Chosen because it was a place others would not go to
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Journey to the Salt Lake
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2,400 km
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A place where an advanced party planted crops for later Mormons travelling West
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Winter Quarters
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According to size of families
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Land was shared out
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Provided water from surrounding mountains
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Irrigation ditches
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Baked mud used as a building material
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Adobe bricks
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Helped Mormons with much needed skills travel to the Salt Lake
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Perpetual Emigration Fund
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Escape persecution and US control
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Reasons for going to Salt Lake
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US sent 1500 tropps and a non mormon governor to Utah
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1857
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140 migrants believed to have been killed by Mormons
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Mountain Meadows Massacre
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