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Mormons

  1. 1. Why did the Mormons Manage to survive Salt Lake City? The American West More free powerpoints at http://www.worldofteaching.com
  2. 2. The Geographical Position of Utah
  3. 3. Brigham Young <ul><li>Prior Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Mormons had faith in their leader </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up supply depots and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>No land ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Persuaded the U.S. Government to elect him Governor of Utah territory </li></ul>
  4. 4. Polygamy <ul><li>Brigham Young had 27 wives </li></ul><ul><li>Set Mormons apart as immoral outcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Enabled every woman to be taken care of </li></ul><ul><li>Larger population </li></ul>Having more than one wife.
  5. 5. Self Sufficiency and the Railway <ul><li>Mormons were farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation system </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat production triplede between 1850-1860 </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone contributed </li></ul><ul><li>Railway ran through Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Made travelling easier </li></ul><ul><li>Made trade a possibility – especially as a way of increasing income </li></ul>
  6. 6. Perpetual Emigrating Fund <ul><li>Set up by Brigham Young </li></ul><ul><li>Helped Mormons travel from anywhere to Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Money to be paid back once settled </li></ul><ul><li>4225 Mormons had reached Utah using thi </li></ul>

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