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

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Who or What was the most important reason for the success of the Mormons in setting up a new community? The Mormons are a religious group in the United States of America. Their full name is The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints. Joseph Smith founded them. Joseph Smith was the man who founded the Mormons. He translated the golden plates and wrote the book of Mormon. The angel Moroni visited him. He also established polygamy and tried to set-up Zion. He was fairly successful in setting up the Mormons but he made the Mormons very unpopular by introducing polygamy. Joseph Smith failed to become the president of the United States of America. Firstly, he went to Kirkland where he managed to set-up a bank and temple. ...read more.


He also set-up toll charges and got a railway to pass through north and south. The journey to Salt Lake City was very organized and disciplined but people did die on the journey. He taught the Mormons to be self-sufficient and eventually they became a state in 1896 but he wasn't allowed to call it "Deseret" as he wanted to but had to call it Utah but for this they had to give up polygamy. He was very organized and charismatic which may have lead to the success of the journey and the Mormons. The Mormons had a very strong faith and I believe this was a fairly important factor. When things got very tough they would pray and find their faith. Perhaps without their faith they wouldn't have succeeded but it isn't a very important factor. ...read more.


Their strong sense of community was a reason but it was not vital as it didn't prevent them from being thrown out of places . Brigham young was charismatic and organized and this is exactly what the Mormons needed to succeed and settle. He did a lot of things to help their success and he did lead them successfully to Salt Lake City, which Joseph Smith did not manage to do. He even got the Mormons to become a state and managed to get more Mormons to join which was a vital factor for their success. He introduced many laws and taught them to be self-sufficient; also if they didn't farm the land correctly then their land would be taken off them. I think without Brigham Young the Mormons wouldn't have succeeded at all and he was the most important reason for their success. Dominic Court 07/05/2007 ...read more.

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