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
The Trail of Tears event of the removal of the Indians happened in 1838. “At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations.”(History.com Staff). In this event, the Cherokee community of Native Americans was forced by the US government to move from their native home in the Southern part of the contemporary America to what is known as the Indian territories in Oklahoma. Arguments over land, restrictions, and laws were common amongst the Indians and settlers/whites. The settlers also called the “white men” believed that the movement of the Indians would bring peace. The settlers also believed that they needed the land more than the native Americans so taking the land was a must do thing. Although there have been many different opinions on the trail of tears the Indians should not have been forced to move out of their homelands.
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
Most thought that they should just leave it alone, but Governor Simpson thought the country held great profit and could be benefited from. He was positive that the previous explorer ‘Alexander Ross’ was just an empty-headed fool. He thought back and remembered one man who had the ability to face this dangerous journey. He believed that Ogden was the man perfect for the
After the Civil War ended many people were in hope of finding land since population was increasing. Since the West was underdeveloped and uncivilized, many decided to expand the land. First the Louisiana Purchase increased the opportunity of expansion.Then industrialization and the Homestead Act also caused many companies encouraged to move West due to the low cost of land and that the transportation was provided through the railroads. In order to complete such goals, something had to be done with the Natives since it conflicted with their home area. Before the 1860’s the native americans were living in peace until the Colonists attacked. The Western Expansion of 1860-90 greatly affected the lives of Native Americans, due to the powerful role
William Cronon’s book, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England identifies, examines and explains the ecological history and changes that took place in New England between the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century, and how it affected the future of the region.
In the documentary “The ten Town That Changed America” Geoffrey Baer illustrates the evolution of ten popular cities of the 21st century America. Done in chronological order, the documentary explores how these US cities were developed by visionary citizens who combined, urban planning, design, and architecture to change the way people lived. According to the documentary, these planners had passion and great insights for urban development, although driven by different inspirations and motivations. But one thing was central to these people: to build an environment that would change the way people live in America.
The Continental Army was having a very rough time in the winter of 1777. At Valley Forge, George Washington built a winter camp there. That’s where the soldiers lived and worked. The conditions at the camp were terrible. It was a very difficult place to live because it was very cold, they had worn-out shoes and socks, and sickness was spreading. Since it was so bad some of the soldiers were leaving, but others were staying loyal. Now, if I was a soldier at in Washington’s army and I had to ask myself the question: Would have I quit at Valley Forge? My answer is no, I wouldn’t have quit at Valley Forge because only 15% of all people there died, there is help on the way, and because of the inspirational words of Thomas Paine.
Sickness hangs heavy in the air with the stench of death. Soldiers walk by me in tattered clothes, some missing shoes and toes. As I lay on the ground of my hut, trying to sleep, that another poor soldier had to build, I shiver and huddle in a ball to try to keep my body heat toward me in an attempt to keep me somewhat warm. The Continental Army made their winter camp in a town called Valley Forge, located eighteen miles out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the winters of 1777 and 1778, there was freezing weather and a couple thousand of sick soldiers and dead soldiers (Busch, 147). Many soldiers are not re-enlisting or are deserting before their nine-month re-enlistment has ended. General Washington, desperate to keep an army together to fight the war against Britain has asked us soldiers look into our hearts and ask ourselves the following question: Will you quit? To quit would be to not re-enlist. I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are high chances of illness, horrible lodging and weather, and sparse food and clothing.
Mormons believe that we can live a perfect life. Matthew 5:48 states, “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as our Father in heaven is perfect.” Some believe Jesus didn’t really mean perfect, because that would require that we be flawless. Instead, we believe He was telling us to be mature.
I am a pioneer! My pioneer story isn’t your average Latter Day Saint pioneer story, as far as historical LDS stories go! I was raised by goodly parents, I was born and raised in Spokane Washington. I am the youngest of three children born to Jim and Shannon Newell. My brother James is the oldest and four years older than myself. My sister Kim is the pickle in the middle and the peacemaker, she is just two years older. Growing up my brother and I had a love-hate relationship, we enjoyed driving each other crazy. As for Kim and I, we have always shared a close relationship. Kim is the sister every sibling should have, she was never mean or hateful, she is the sister that I don’t deserve.
They stayed in the same area in the dead of winter in huts such as the soldiers dwelled in. They stated the huts were not necessarily comfortable but not cold enough where one might freeze to death. Each winter varies and from one year to the next temperatures may be colder or harsher than the year before. The volunteers that conducted this experiment were probably fully clothed and possessed all the proper necessities needed as well. So although they tried to reenact the lives these soldiers lived; it doesn’t necessarily mean they did not experience harsh living conditions. It was also late February before some of the men finished their huts because the lack of tools to build with. So even if the winters were mild some men may not have had a shelter at all to keep them dry and
Annie Clark Tanner was born on September 24, 1864 in Farmington Utah. Annie was born into a polygamist family and grew up her entire life centered around polygamy. She was proud to be born into a family that practiced this type of life style. She was an obedient young child and always look forward to spending time with her parents. Annie cherished education and went to the religious school in Provo Utah. There she met her husband Myron Tanner.
Think 1878. Think there being a “rising vitality in religious life.” Think Mormonism, the Church of Christ, founded 6 April 1830. Think George Reynolds, a man charged with bigamy encountering the court of law in what would be a landmark Supreme Court case.