Why Did the Mormons Move West?

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The most likely reason for the Mormon migration to the west was to escape prosecution from Illinois citizens who were against their practices. In one month alone in 1845, more than 200 Mormon homes and farm buildings were burned around Nauvoo in an attempt by foes to force out the Mormons, leading to the exodus.
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They could not get far enough away from perceived evil. They got persecuted everywhere they went. They were just trying to get out of the way.
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Because they were being persicuted. The mormons moved west mainly because the government and mobs kept threatening them. So joesph smith got a prompting from god to move west is was
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We moved West to escape the mobs and persecutions that we were daily facing. Source(s) Seminary.
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By moving west, Mormon leaders hoped to be insulated
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The Mormons moved west primarily to avoid persecution from the government and from non-Mormons whom they referred to as Gentiles. They moved to Kirtland Ohio in 1831 to Missouri in 1837, to Illinois in 1839 and eventually settled in Great Salt Lake city in 1847. The founder of the Mormons, also called Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1844.
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