Smith, born in 1805, was the founder of the Mormon religion. The religion, also known as the
criticized for some of its practices – such as polygamy. Having settled in Church
of Latter Day Saints Nauvoo, IL, Smith had
announced his candidacy for president of the earlier in 1844. United States
It was two years later that Brigham Young, Smith’s successor, led the Mormons out of Nauvoo into the Valley of the
where the Church is headquartered today. Salt Lake
Source:This Day in History. History.com. 27 June 1844.
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