"The death of Joseph Smith was a turning point in the history of the Mormons." Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer.
"The death of Joseph Smith was a turning point in the history of the Mormons." Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer. The death of Joseph Smith was a key point in the history of the Mormons. It indicated massive change from the ridicule the Mormons had suffered. The Mormons had been ridiculed practically since the formation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1830. Once the Mormons had a big enough following, they looked to build the City of ZION (GOD), in Kirtland, Ohio. Under the instruction of Joseph Smith, the Mormons became a highly prosperous people - they founded a bank, but in 1837, the bank collapsed when there was a financial crisis and the Mormons were driven out of Ohio. Smith then moved the Mormons onto a settlement that was an already established Mormon community in Independence, Missouri. However, the Gentile population of Independence hated the Mormons because of their anti-slavery views. The non-Mormon population, too, were angered that the Mormons tried to proselytise them, and they loathed that the Mormons thought they were "God's chosen people". Again, the Mormons were forced out of the settlement they had made. Brigham Young got his first taste as being a leader when the rest of the members of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles were arrested. Young lead the Mormons to Nauvoo, Illinois under the
Why did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City? During the nineteenth century there were many different types of people moving west over America. One of these groups was the religious group, the Mormons. The religion was originally founded by Joseph Smith in the early nineteenth century. He first started of with very few followers but quickly many people started to come round to Smiths way of thinking. After developing the religion in Palmyra, Joseph Smith and his followers moved to Kirtland. In Kirtland the Mormons were going from strength to strength and by 1831 Mormonism had over 1000 members. However the growing number of businesses of the Mormons was also growing and soon the non-Mormons began to grow envious of the Mormons success. As the Mormon society grew bigger they soon out-numbered the non-Mormons, the gentiles (as the Mormons called them) were waiting for an opportunity to get rid of the new religious group. 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
The Mormons Who were the Mormons? The Mormons were a very different to other people they had a communal life and this means they try to get other people to follow there religion. The man who founded the Mormons was Joseph smith a son of a poor family in Vermont. Joseph smith claimed he saw a vision of an angel in 1823 called Moroni. The vision he had told him to find some secret hidden golden plates in a hillside called Cumorah in Palmyra, in the New York state. The plates were then kept hidden for four years, smith found the plates and four years later he translated what it said on them behind a curtain, the inscription was written in the book of Mormon published in 1830. There were witnesses which went to see the plates and confirmed they exist. The Mormons believed in no individual ownership of property, and in return for there good deeds, Mormons would be gods the chosen people from heaven. There were no limits to converting Mormonism. Any man who followed the Mormon race could have more than one wife (polygamy). The leaders of the Mormons could make knew laws and have total authority over everyone. The first objective smith was to accomplish was to build the HOLY CITY (city of god). This was not going to be an easy task, Catholics attacked the Mormons because of there different beliefs. Joseph smith plotted there first temple, after smith founded a bank for Mormons and
Mormon Essay A.) The basis of the religion comes from the story of a young 14 year old boy named Joseph Smith who had a vision of an Angel of God called Moroni who instructed him to dig on a hillside near his home. When he was digging Joseph found some gold plates which were engraved in a foreign language (Egyptian). He read he also found some special stone-like spectacles the ancients called 'Urim and Thummim' which he used to read the plates which he alone was allowed to read. The gold plates recorded the accounts of the tribes of Israel. It was said the tribes emigrated to America where they fought each other; the fighting subsided when they met Jesus who planted his Gospel in America. Then the tribes began to fight again until it came to the final battle of 'Cumorah'. Mormon and his son Moroni were two of the few survivors who ordered whoever found the plates to restore the true 'Church Of Jesus'. Joseph Smith published the work under the title of 'The Book of Mormon'; the book is similar in context to that of the Old Testament of the Bible. 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
Mormons.The Latter-day Saints church, as it is more accurately called, was intended to be a restoration of the primitive church established by Jesus
Mormons The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called the Mormon church) was founded at Fayette, New York, on April 6, 1830, by Joseph Smith, Jr. Smith, the recipient of dreams and heavenly manifestations in the 1820s, dictated to scribes the translated text of a holy book he said had been engraved on gold plates by an American Indian historian about a.d. 400. The six-hundred-page Book of Mormon was published in the spring of 1830. The Latter-day Saints church, as it is more accurately called, was intended to be a restoration of the primitive church established by Jesus and his apostles. God was a personal being, Jesus his literal son, and at the head of the church was a prophet, functioning under divine leadership and through an appointed, male, lay priesthood. The church accepted the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and revelations of the prophet as sacred Scriptures. Missionaries preached throughout New England, the Old Northwest, Canada, and England, and within five years there were more than eight thousand converts. The religious beliefs of the Mormons and their attempts to institute a government in which the godly ruled, however, ran counter to the democratic pluralism of American society, and the Mormons experienced repeated difficulties with their neighbors. Mormon settlers were driven by hostile mobs, in succession, from New York to
The Mormons were to blame for their problems! How far do you with this statement? I partly agree with this statement. When the Mormons moved to Kirtland, it must have been an upset to the locals to have a huge population of strangers all turn up together, even though the Mormons have the right to do so, it will not impress the people who already live there. Instead of settling in peacefully, the Mormons started up businesses such as a mill, a store, a bank, and a printing press. Even though the Mormons had done nothing wrong by working hard and achieving their goals, it may have made the townspeople feel threatened by the overrun of Mormons. They would also feel threatened by how successful strangers (the Mormons) had become. Once the Mormons had settled, they would have started to convert people. This may have caused trouble for two reasons: the number of Mormons would have increased and it may have upset people who were already faithful to their religion. The Mormons may have preached and told every non-Mormon that if they were not living by the Mormon religion, they were wrong and would go to hell. The locals may not have believed Joseph smith when he said that he speaks to God and thought he was mentally unstable. Even though the Mormons may have upset the people in Kirtland, they shouldn't have used the Mormons as a scapegoat when the banks collapsed. The Mormons
Does the evidence you have studied suggest that sir Titus Salt's motives for building Saltaire were paternalist or Capitalist?
Does the evidence you have studied suggest that sir Titus Salt's motives for building Saltaire were paternalist or Capitalist? Sir Titus Salt was the son of Daniel Salt. Daniel salt as the time of Titus's birth was a farmer but before had many occupations, which were successful like iron founder, dry Salter and white cloth merchant. Daniel salt main aim in life was to make as much money as possible in life. Titus salt was born on the 20th September 1803 at the old manor house. In his childhood and youth, Titus Salt was described to be as "a bright boy for his years: full of fun when with those of whom he knew well, but shy with strangers". This one of the reasons there is a debate of why saltaire exists because Titus salt was not an excellent public speaker and was terrible at writing speeches. Salt was a man of mystery. Even though he was Bradford most successful businessman and very active in the town as he was an alderman, Mayor and MP for Bradford, he was very private. Salt hated making speeches and writing letters weren't very appealing. There is a lack of primary evidence because of this skill he lacked and it is difficult to find out Salts reasons for building Saltaire, if they were paternalistic or capitalistic. 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
Who or What was the most important reason for the success of the Mormons in setting up a new community?
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. 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. The non-Mormons were also disgusted by polygamy. Joseph Smith was then killed. When Joseph Smith was killed a man called Brigham Young took over as the
G.C.S.E Exam Question: The Mormons The Mormons were feared and hated by many Americans but they made a success of their lives in Salt Lake City. (A) Briefly describe the Main Beliefs of the Mormons. The Mormons had many special beliefs that were significant to the Mormon religion. Some of these beliefs brought trouble and conflict to the Mormons due to disagreement. The Mormon belief started when a poor Vermont farmer named Joseph Smith, claimed to have seen a vision of the angel, Moroni, who told him to find the hidden gold plates and translate them into the Book of Mormons. This book was to be the book to which the newfound religion was to follow. The Mormons believed in Polygamy, which means that a man was allowed to have more than one wife at one time. This belief caused a lot of dispute between the Mormons and the Non-Mormons as the Non-Mormons believed that the practice of Polygamy was unlawful and wrong. The Mormons also believed that they were God's chosen people. 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
Lorna Hodgson 9th December '02 What part did Determination and adaptability play in the homesteaders success. Many dangers faced people crossing the Plains, the most important threat were probably the Indians. The Indians disliked the travellers because they were crossing in their territory and misusing their land ,which was holy, and they were killing their buffalo. The aggravated Indians may attack them. The weather was an important factor, also. If you didn't set out early enough you could gat trapped by the winter snow, many pioneers died due to the cold winter conditions. As they got to the Rockies, and had to try and cross them, many of the travellers died in the struggle to lift the wagons over the hills. 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. If they ran