The Mormons moved west to escape religious persecution. They moved out west from Ohio, Missouri and Illinois and the west was unsettled and allowed them to freely practice their religious beliefs.
Mormons have always had strong religious beliefs, many of which others do not agree with. They moved out west to start their own society where they wouldn't be persecuted for their beliefs including that of polygamy. The first leader of the new Mormon society was Joseph Smith Jr. and he wanted to restore primitive Christianity to the Mormons who followed him. He translated the "Book of Mormon" into English for his followers and founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.Learn More
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, do celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Mormons believe in the Christmas story as described in the gospels of the Bible. They also include an additional account from “The Book of Mormon.”Full Answer >
The type of underwear worn by Mormons is used as a marker of the their faith and to show their devotion to their religion. These articles of clothing are typically referred to as "garments" or "temple garments."Full Answer >
The Pilgrim Fathers, or Puritans, left England to escape religious persecution. Their hope was that they could make a new start in the colonies and be safe to worship as they wanted.Full Answer >
The dominant religion in early Maryland was Protestantism, with a minority group of Catholics who fled to the colony to escape religious persecution. Though the colony was founded in 1634 by Cecillius Calvert, a Catholic, the turmoil between Protestants and Catholics escalated quickly.Full Answer >