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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Spread of the LDS Religion

Dylan Tarter

on 5 May 2014

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Transcript of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints began here. The place where the founder Joseph Smith lived.
Independence, Missouri
Only a few times in history have we seen Genocide recorded by the United States. One was the genocide of the Native Americans. Another was a document by the name of Missouri Order 44. The not only legalization of the murder of the Latter-day Saints but the encouragement of such brutal actions. The governor's intent may not be a global extermination of all religious people, but genocide is still genocide. The order was redacted by the supreme court because of its unconstitutional justifications and actions.
"This is the place"
Brigham Young had seen the Salt Lake Valley on the 24th of July 1847 and proclaimed these words (above in Red) Telling all Saints that it was the Salt Lake that would be the home of the LDS. Since it was not US, no persecution would trouble the people again. So the people became industrious and had made the land grow! The land no one else would dare settle, because of the salty lake.
Kirkland, Ohio 1831-1838
First real settling place of the Mormons. They built their first Temple here, although were shoved out of Kirkland by the neighbors who did not like their political control.

New York, Wayne County,
Palmyra and Fayette, NY 1820s -1830s
What other religions were practiced in 1820s
Some were contending for the Methodist faith, some for the Presbyterian, and some for the Baptist. - Joseph Smith History
We also know from history that there were also Quakers among many more.
None of these churches influenced the LDS church. Rather a set of Golden plates of old Egyptian/Hebrew writing told of how the church should be formed, and also of the future.
Hills, and rivers, a place of beauty.
This is a place of many people in this time era.
Also a place of high religious revival in the Free World of America.
Nauvoo, Illinois 1840-1846
Neighbors, Fire, and Temples
Because of the Mormons high density of people they took political voting control over areas they settled. Neighbors did not enjoy their sudden downsizing of political power so they burned down the LDS temple. Twice. This is when the LDS decided as a group to move away from the persecution of political America. So the Saints were to move west again.

Winter Quarters, (Omaha) 1846-1848
Winter Quarters was the final sign of civilization before the long trek westward toward the land of Deseret, more formally known as Utah. Winters were harsh on the trail and by no means traveling was a good idea. So the LDS and a few other groups stayed in this fort while the winter would frost over. It was in a United States territory.
Are we there yet?
No, afraid there is more political issues! Neighbors really hate the Mormons!
Death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith
in the night of mobbing
Why can people not just get along? The life of the spiritual leader and prophet of the LDS was murdered in captivity during a mob attack from the neighbors. His brother, Hyrum Smith, also was found deceased at the hands of the mob.
A new spiritual leader was need for the church. Brigham Young was the man that was called for the job. He told the Saints to move Westward with him, to a land of great promise. He knew not where it was though, only that his faith should guide him.
Salt Lake Valley, Mexico
United States of America
Works Cited
This last slide is on San Diego because it is the location where the Mormon battalion had finished its march across Mexico.
The Pearl of Great Price. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981. Print.
Doctrine and Covenants. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Print.
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