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What was the pull factor of Mormon Trail?
Pull Factors It was interregional migration because they were moving into a different region, not in the same region. It was voluntary and forced because they Mormons were willing to move, but whenever they settled down in a new place, they were persecuted and kicked out.
What are the major push and pull factors?
Push factors “push” people away from their home and include things like war. Pull factors “pull” people to a new home and include things like better opportunities. The reasons people migrate are usually economic, political, cultural, or environmental.
What are 3 pull factors that contributed to westward expansion?
Push pull factors
- • Overcrowding • Need for jobs • Ethnic/Religious repression • Refuge for outlaws.
- • Land (cheap and plentiful) • Riches (gold, silver, oil) • Freedom of religion/beliefs • Family connections • Jobs and new opportunities • Adventure • Maybe to find love.
What is the Mormon migration?
The Mormon pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), also known as Latter-day Saints, who migrated in the mid-1840s across the United States from the Midwest to the Salt Lake Valley in what is today the U.S. state of Utah.
What allowed for westward expansion?
Westward expansion, the 19th-century movement of settlers into the American West, began with the Louisiana Purchase and was fueled by the Gold Rush, the Oregon Trail and a belief in “manifest destiny.”
How many followers did the Mormon Church have?
Smith won many followers, but also angered others who accused him of fraud and blasphemy. By 1831 the Mormon Church had more than 1,000 followers, and Smith decided to move them to set up a City of God.
What was the journey of the Mormons like?
The journey – the Mormons faced a journey of 2,250km, which made them ‘weary and footsore’. They endured ‘stormy weather’ in winter and ‘excessive heat’ in summer. No solution, Mormons had to ‘endure’.
Why did the Mormons leave the United States?
The Gentiles persecuted them. In 1846 Brigham Young (by now leader of the Mormons) told the US President, James K. Polk, that the Mormons had decided to leave the country for the sake of peace. Governor Lilburn Boggs issued an exterminating order against them.
What did the Mormons do in their rest camps?
Each wagon train had ten lieutenants who each supervised ten wagons The first wagon train built rest camps along the route for those following, leaving behind carpenters, blacksmiths and shelter Winter quarters were built next to the Missouris River to give the Mormons somewhere safte to spend the coldest months of their journey