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History Homework Question!?

Explain Why Joseph Smith Was Murdered?

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Joseph Smith Was The Man Who Was The Leader Of The Mormons.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The death of Joseph Smith, Jr. on June 27, 1844 marked a turning point for the Latter Day Saint movement, of which Smith was the founder and leader. When he was attacked and killed by a mob, Smith was serving as the mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, and running for President of the United States. He was killed while jailed in Carthage, Illinois on charges relating to his ordering the destruction of facilities producing the Nauvoo Expositor, a newspaper whose first and only edition claimed Smith was practicing polygamy and that he intended to set himself up as a theocratic king. While Smith was in jail awaiting trial, an armed mob of men with painted faces stormed the jail and shot him and his brother Hyrum to death. Latter Day Saints view Joseph and Hyrum as martyrs.

  • 1 decade ago

    He brought forth the Lords work, layed the foundation of the church and restored gospel, and was exceedingly faithful to the Lord. His death was needful that he should seal his testimony with his blood. The persecutors thought that by ridding Joseph Smith the church would fall, but to their amazement it only grew stronger.

    Source(s): LDS
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