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  1. Does the evidence you have studied suggest that sir Titus Salt's motives for building Saltaire were paternalist or Capitalist?

    Many historians argue that Salt was a paternalist and a capitalist. Capitalist meaning that he was only in this business for wealth and to have a high status. Some argue that salt was paternalist which meant that he care for the destitute, sick and old. There is still a debate, which has difference of opinions of why saltaire was built. This is because the thought of Saltaire having to make a speech was excruciating for him. He did not even have the ability to write any diaries or journals because he was terrible at it.

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  2. Who or What was the most important reason for the success of the Mormons in setting up a new community?

    Firstly, he went to Kirkland where he managed to set-up a bank and temple. Unfortunately, the bank collapsed and non-Mormons who had lost a lot of money when the bank collapsed drove him out of Kirkland. He then went on to Missouri, where he was fairly successful and built houses but the other settlers didn't want him there and he was put in prison. He then went on to Nauvoo where the government of Illinois allowed them to have their own laws and army; he also got permission to build his own city. However, the number of Mormons increased and the non-Mormons became worried.

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  3. The Mormons.

    This meant that they believed that they were the only people who went to heaven after they died. The Mormons believed in sharing everything and they owned nothing themselves. They were a closely-knit community who looked out for and supported one another. The Mormons also believed that they had to build a 'Zion', which means 'God's place on earth'. They built their Zion in Nauvoo, Illinois and set about creating a place where everyone would treat, and be treated equally. These beliefs were very important to the Mormons and they took them very seriously. The Mormon beliefs were very strong and they were aware of their identity and had a lot of focus in their religion.

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  4. Mormon Essay.

    Within a year his church had over 1000 followers. The Mormons believed they were God's chosen people on Earth and that eventually one day inherit the Earth and all its wealth. This partly explains why they became very unpopular amongst gentiles (non- Mormons).In 1844 Joseph Smith claimed to have received a revelation from God which he said allowed certain Mormons to practise polygamy; by this time he already had more than one wife and his bodyguard John Scott had five. Some Mormons thought this was wrong and denounced Smith as a false prophet this led to a series of hate attacks and eventually him get arrested then shot in jail by an angry mob of gentiles.

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  5. "Saltaire was built solely for the enjoyment of the workers?"

    He wanted to prove the people wrong. It can be said that Salt always had an entrepreneurial approach to opportunities in life which he saw. To be honest if I was discouraged by my father just the way Salt was from his, I would have listened to him and not purchased Alpaca. But, the point I am trying to make is that Salt did not care what anyone thought, he did not let other people's views influence him, if he felt something was worth trying and working with then that was the right decision.

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  6. What part did Determination and adaptability play in the homesteaders success.

    Bears roamed in the mountains and often attacked the travellers and killing many of them. If the wagons got stuck, then the people would be stranded in the cold Rockies, and eventually die. The buffalo also roamed free on the Plains and sometimes stampeded, crushing people in the wagon. Disease spread in the camps wiping out a large percentage of the people going west. Getting water was very difficult because there were not many rivers near by, so if you were ill or d-hydrated you may die because you cant get any water to drink, and sometimes the water they did find was not clean.

    • Word count: 780
  7. Why did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City?

    The people soon got their wish, as in, 1837 the banks collapsed and there was a huge financial crisis. The people blamed the Mormons and chased Joseph Smith and his people out of Ohio. This was to be the first of many reasons why the Mormons moved westward. Still under Joseph Smiths leadership the Mormons settled in Independence, Missouri. Here the Mormons hoped they could worship in their own way. They were proved wrong. They were constantly attacked by mobs who believed the Mormons were fraudsters and just after money. Many of their people were murdered and day after day they had to live with the fear of what would happen next.

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  8. The Mormons - Source related study.

    People living in he East of America had trouble accepting the Mormon's views on polygamy because to them it was unnatural and an absurd idea. People in the East did not practice polygamy so were not used to this kind of practice in religion. Once they heard news of the Mormons now practising polygamy, they were out raged and they thought it was immoral and they felt worried and threatened that it would lead to a rapid increase in Mormon population.

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