Mormon History: Brigham Young - LDS

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"'Mormonism' has made me all I am; and the grace, the power, and the wisdom of God will make me all that I ever will be, either in time or in eternity." -Brigham Young Brigham Young was born June 1, 1801, in Whitingham, Vermont. In 1835, three years after he joined the Mormon Church, Brigham Young was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. As successor to Joseph Smith, Brigham Young led the migration west in 1846-47 to the Rocky Mountains and founded Salt Lake City. He was sustained as President of the Church on December 27, 1847. As Church President and Territorial Governor of Utah, Brigham Young established Latter-day Saint settlements in Utah and throughout the American West. Under his direction, construction commenced on the Salt Lake, St. George, and Logan temples. He brought the telegraph and the railroad to Utah and encouraged cooperative industry among Latter-day Saints, and Brigham Young encouraged excellence and refinement in every aspect of life. Brigham Young died August 29, 1877 in Salt Lake City after nearly 30 years as Church President. All credit for this video is due to Seth Adam Smith who created it and encourages others to share his videos. More of his videos can be found at http://www.youtube.com/SethAdamSmith

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