Friday, June 12, 2015

Fact of the Day: State of Deseret

From 1849-1850 there existed the proposed State of Deseret. It was founded by Mormons, and it spanned in the area of several modern day U.S. States in the Southwest. It was never recognized by the U.S. government, and it also combined theocracy (rule by religion) with democratic elements seen in the United States. The hypothetical state of Deseret ended when the United States took most of the land as the Utah Territory. 

14 comments:

  1. Gracious! I've never heard of this either!

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  2. What NEXT???
    The "bible belt" has already taken over in some places in certain
    states. Try the two States with the letter "T" as the first letter of
    the name.
    Colin

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  3. It's to know what your up against, and who are against you.

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  4. Interesting! Just like the State of Jefferson that was to be carved from Oregon and Northern California.

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  5. theocracy scares the coon's tail out of me!

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