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Transcript of Brigham Young
through out upstate New York He was an american leader of the Latter
Day Saints aka the Mormons Even with a strict and Moralistic family he was still slow to choose a certain religious Denomination In 1824 he joined a Methodist Church He was not very educated and was apprenticed to be a Carpenter, Painter and glazier- trades which he used to support hi self In 1824 he met and married his first wife, Miriam Works, and had 2 kids with her. By 1830 he was living in Mendon, New York where he was first introduced to the Mormon Church Two years later he was baptized to Mormonism with his immediate family Beliefs By: Tyrone Holland Restoration of the Gospel: Our Heavenly father has restored the ancient Gospel of Jesus Christ through Latter-Day Prophets Jesus Christ, our Savior: Jesus Christ is the sun of God and the Savior of the world. His life and teachings are the way to Peace and Happiness Joseph Smith: As is the case throughout history God has communicated to His children through prophets. God used a humble man as a prophet to restore His Church on earth who ultimately died defending His faith. The Book of Mormon: This small book of scriptures is the keystone of our faith and a record of God’s dealings with prophets and His children in ancient America. Impact on U.s. History In 1840 Young traveled to England, and took charge of missionary efforts, supervising the dramatic growth of Mormonism in that country Young supported Joseph smith in his belief in polygomy by having a total of 55 wives Young became the principal leader of the Mormons in 1844 after the death of Joseph Smith He skillfully and successfully beat the claims of many challengers Citations . N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sep 2012. <http://mormon.org/what-do-mormons-believe>. . N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sep 2012. <http://historytogo.utah.gov/people/brighamyoung.html>.