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Joseph Smith founded the Mormons other wise know as Latter-day Saints in 1830 at Fayette NY Joseph Smith was born in 1805 and died in 1844 As a child he went through many hardships and poverty on a rough frontier He had documented later in his life that he had seen visions when he was a child of the existence of secret records In 1827 the records were revealed to him A couple of authors came together and transcribed the records In 1829 the book of Mormons was published More revelations led him to find a new religion and then founded the church of Later-day Saints His neighbors in Fayette NY forced him to move the head quarters to Kirtland Ohio In Kirtland he embarked on extensive affairs with the help of Sidney Rigdon and others They had to mover further west to Missouri due to The panic of 1837 There were problems in Missouri and they moved again to Illinois In Illinois things were looking good and he published a newspaper called Expositor whic h he got criticized severely for In the newspaper he put down non-Mormons this is the reason people attacked him In 1844 he announced himself as candidate for the presidency of the United States Him and his brother were arrested for treason and conspiracy In jail they were murdered by a mob on June 24 1844 After his death the Later-day Saints under Brigham Young moved to Salt Lake City After many hardships the pioneers were ready to harvest their spring crops Frost killed some of the crops and a drought killed more of them Then crickets came and began eating everything that was left The pioneers did everything they could think of to fight the insects Some people tried to scare the crickets away by making loud noises others tried to shake them off the crops Some chased the crickets into piles of
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