Mormon History

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Mormonism (officially The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS Church) began within the context of Christian Restorationism in the early 19th century under the leadership of Joseph Smith. The religion is based on a series of revelations Smith testifies that he began receiving as a teenager. Those teachings were eventually written down and today are found in the Book of Mormon.

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Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith was born in 1806 in Sharon, Vermont, and founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) in 1830.

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Mormon Succession Crisis

## What happened after the murder of Joseph Smith? When Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints it caused great dissension in places where it resided...

Mormon War in Illinois

## The Mormon Schism After the murder of Joseph Smith, the founder of the LDS church, the Mormon religion experienced a succession crisis. One result was that Sidney Rigdon, who was the only remaining member of the First Presidency, was not given the leadership role...

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