The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we begin with an interview discussing 19th-century American politics. Our guest walks us through the rise of the Jacksonian Democratic party in the wake of the War of 1812 and walks us through how popular opinion and anti-Jackson sentiments led to the rise and fall of the Whig political party. Dovetailing off the discussion with Chris, we jump into Illinois politics and the formation of the Anti-Mormon political party to combat the growing power of the Saints in Nauvoo and Handcock County politics. The Mormons organize the Nauvoo Legion into a military parade for the 1841 4th of July celebration, which a number of politicians and dignitaries attended to show their support for the Mormons. Jo’s truly living the American dream.

Links:

Teacher’s History of U.S. Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/teachers-history-united-states-podcast-about-american/id1218263890?mt=2

Times and Season 1841
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9099

Abraham Lincoln Timeline
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/education/polbrief.htm

Prophet of Palmyra – Thomas Gregg
https://books.google.com/books?id=H8xGAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&dq=senator+sidney+h+little&source=bl&ots=UIow52UU7J&sig=-hnVeNOOiA-srD3JpA4j2e6GPKs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikj-XN1KTZAhULx2MKHd1wAvYQ6AEIPTAD#v=onepage&q=senator%20sidney%20h%20little&f=false

Warsaw Signal 1841
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1841.htm

Announcements:

Darwin Day
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a5af2aa02-darwin1

Reddit AMA
https://www.reddit.com/r/MormonDoctrine/comments/7x94in/ama_i_am_bryce_blankenagel_of_the_naked_mormonism/

Scathing Atheist BoM trivia
https://audioboom.com/posts/6675630-dontcha-come-back-no-mormon-edition

In the Name of God Podcast
http://nameofgod.podbean.com/

Show links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Episode_90.mp3
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