Roughing It By Mark Twain

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Roughing it was written by Mark Twain. This book is a journal of Mark Twain and his brother's trip to Carson City, Nevada. They went because Mark Twain's brother had a job as the Secretary of Nevada. This book, journal, started when they were leaving to go to Carson City; and ended when Mark Twain decided to move to New York instead of living in San Francisco or any part of the wild west. In between this time he talked about how they became rich and how they lost it and how they became rich again and lost it. He also talked about their trips to different places and they also talked about Slade and Indians and Mormons, which brings me to my topic. My report is on the Mormons and their history, their part in the book and many other…show more content…
Then after a little while Brigham Young came and seized power of the Mormon Church and kicked Rigdon out of his seat as president.They then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to escape the Americans, because the Americans did not have control of Utah back then. Then after they settled in Utah the Americans came and conquered the Mexican army and the Americans gained ownership of the West Coast, including Utah. So Utah became part of the U.S.A. and Brigham Young was really upset. He didn't let the Americans come into his state. When the U.S.A. finally had control of Utah they made Brigham Young the governor of it because they didn't want any more problems. As the leader of the Mormons Brigham Young added the doctrine of Polygamy, which is when you have more than one wife at a time. He supported this new doctrine by saying that Joseph Smith, the former leader, had a revelation of this doctrine but never put it in practice. After he accomplished everything thing else he wanted more and soon he claimed himself as a god. He believed that when he died he would have his own planet; he and his household would inhabit this new planet and would become the gods or rulers of it. This is only a part of the Mormon history.Having so many wives and children would lead to many problems. If you give one of your wives something all of your other wives will want that same thing or they will
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