Brigham Young was born in Whittingham, Vermont on June 1st. The small Vermont village of Whittingham, lies along the Deerfield River, just a few miles past the Massachusetts border. Brigham Young decided to join the Mormon Church after the Book of Mormon was published, and then was baptized by Joseph Smith, who was the leader of the church at that time. When Joseph Smith was shot and killed Brigham became the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. “He became an ardent missionary and disciple, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where he did carpentry work and undertook preaching missions (Bringhurst).” Young’s greatest was in real estate. Young was a very wealthy man and when he had died his estimated wealth was $600,000. Which …show more content…
As Brigham Young became the president of the Church he had more and more responsibilities. The Mormon people were being attacked by mobs and driven out of their homelands. As they kept moving from land to land Brigham consulted with his closest advisers, concluding that the only way to prevent Mormon/ Non-Mormon violence would be to abandon Nauvoo and migrate to a new frontier. He had tried to find a place where the Mormons could live without being attacked and killed. They moved west to seek out a location and a home where the saints could dwell in peace and health. For the location of the Mormons new sanctuary, Young considered many options. One was the republic of Texas. Still an Independent Nation, this region was favored by Apostle Lyman Wright Lucien Woodworth and several influential Mormons. Woodworth had traveled to Texas to confer with Sam Huston (Bringhurst, Brigham Young and the Expanding American Frontier). The Texan leader was anxious to promote the settlement of …show more content…
Brigham Young helped 60,000 to 70,000 pioneers to the Salt Lake City Valley, known as Zion. As he made his way west he found himself harassed by hostile state and federal officials seeking his arrest and imprisonment throughout the fall and winter. Brigham was the leader and organizer of this amazing trek for the Mormons they planned to leave in the spring and get there in the winter; but the people of Nauvoo and the government wanted them out now. So when they left they were all disorganized and worried they had to leave many families behind. But the Mormon’s kept pushing forward. As the Mormons kept pushing forward Brigham Young took care of all the business in Nauvoo and all the problems that went wrong. When on this trek the Mormons had very much faith that they would get to where they needed to be many people died along the way but still were holding on strong to get where they needed to be to live in peace away from the angry mobs and the
What hardships did the Mormons face during their journey? The Mormons were poorly prepared, in spring 1846. Mobs looted Mormons’ workshops forcing them to leave Nauvoo before they were ready for their long trek to Salt Lake. Mormon leader, Brigham Young sent advanced ‘pioneers’ to plant crops, built houses, and set up staging posts for the
Moses Austin was awarded one contract and soon thereafter died and which led to his son Stephen F. Austin in charge of the colony. In Stephen Austin’s contract to bring settlers to Texas, he states, “The families which are to compose this Colony besides being industrious as he offers in his petition must be Catholics, and of good morals” (Austin). Additionally he stated that “He shall be obliged not to admit in the new Colony Criminals, Vagabonds, or Men of bad Conduct or Character, and Cause such as are within his limi[ts] to leave it and should it be necessary he shall drive them out by force of arms” (Austin) and becomes significant after Whetstone lived in Texas for
Smith came for money and Bradford came for religious freedom. Equally important, they both did things quite differently. In Jamestown they did everything for their own benefit, and in Plymouth they did everything in order to help each other. In addition, Smith left the colony and didn’t return and Bradford stayed with his colony through it all. More importantly, the Plymouth colony viewed each other as family rather than men as the Jamestown viewed one another.
They wanted to be a model to other settlements and lead the lives they desired in a world were being persecuted for believing what they did was behind
The persecutors would hurt and kill people that believed in the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. The travel West was dangerous. There were many blizzards that could take lives. In the winter animals would hide from the cold. The pioneers would not be able to find the animals.
Smith was a very talented leader, but that moment was one of his falls backs, like when his gunpowder mishap caused him to return England in 1609, but his absence demonstrated how important he really was to Jamestown. Following his departure, Jamestown nearly collapsed but when the shipwrecked Sea Venture arrived in May of 1610, Jamestown was back on their feet (Fullam
Throughout the 19th century, the United States’ population significantly increased. Mexico looked towards the United State’s booming population and offered Stephen Austin the prospect of colonizing the “old three-hundred” American families in present-day Texas in order to populate the otherwise desolate region. Mexican officials, however, weren’t aware of the implications such colonization would have on the union’s longevity. In spite of Mexican provisions requiring colonists to become “Mexicanized” and be non-slave owning catholics, many Texans did not follow such terms facilitating the development of an independent Texan-American identity ultimately culminating in the Texan Revolution. After the Texan Revolution, Texas applied for statehood in the United States raising questions as to how such expansionism might upset the balance of free to slave states.
Geronimo was an Apache warrior who was born in 1829 and became one of the most feared out of Indian leaders of the 19th century. When Geronimo was born he grew into becoming part of the Bedonkohe tribe, which at the time was one of the smallest band out of the Chiricahua Apache tribes. At that time in history, the Chiricahua Apaches, specifically the Bedonkohe tribe, would have lived in what is now New Mexico and Arizona in the United States of America. Geronimo is important because he was a warrior; he fought for his land and then only surrendered because surrendering was less important than his followers’ lives. When Geronimo became of age, he grew up in a time of bitter battle between the Chiricahua Apaches and the Mexicans in the South,
Chief Joseph feared retaliation by the government and tried to take his people to safety. They got captured and the Nez Perce moved to Kansas, but the fearless leader never gave up. In 1877 the Nez Pierce were ordered to special land reserved for Native Americans. The Nez Pierce ddnt want to go. Instead, Chief Joseph tried to lead 800 of his people to Canada.
Crossing over rivers, rolling hills, endless plains, and mountain passes to finally reach a salvation with huge plots of land with boundless capabilities is what many Americans did while passing through the Oregon Trail. The trail allowed many Americans to have an opportunity to prosper, but there were many dangers and perils that they would have to face. The motivation to travel the Oregon Trail was so strong because it allowed endless possibilities for Americans to escape debt, start businesses, farm large sums of land, and for Manifest Destiny. The Oregon Trail was roughly 2000 miles where, Lewis and Clark, famous explorers, on their expedition paved their way to the Pacific Coast.
There have been forty-four presidents, who are all important. Some made many changes during their term(s) and some didn’t change much of anything. The 19th president, Rutherford B. Hayes made many accomplishments in both his life and presidency. Some of them being, his successful early life, his presidential election, when he was in the white house and his post-presidential years. Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Ohio, on October 4, 1822.
Chief Joseph was one of the many tribes that was forcefully removed from their lands,and was one of the many that rebelled,even though he did not succeed he reminds us to fight for our beliefs???? Joseph or young Joseph was born in Wallowa Valley, Oregon on March 3, 1840. His father was Tuekakas or Joseph the Elder and his mother was Khapkhaponimi. He had several brothers and sisters. Little is known about Chief Joseph’s childhood, but we knew he grew up in Nez Perce tribal territories.
Chief Joseph, of course, was the leader of this tribe. Him and his people had to move to a reservation in Idaho or face retribution. He went to Canada with his people to have a peaceful tribe, hoping to find amnesty there. They traveled 1700 miles. Some of his men dissented, and killed four white men, causing more conflict.
The Oregon Trail is “this nation’s longest graveyard” (National Park Service). The emigrants on the trail looked for a new life in America. Some emigrants went looking for religious freedom, others went for land and power. They were not prepared for the dangers and difficulties that the trail presented.