• Brigham Young was born in Vermont on June 1st 1801.
• In 1832 Young joined the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, which would
influence the rest of his life.
• Brigham Young is famous for leading the persecuted Latter-Day Saint Church and
keeping them out of danger.
• As the leader of the LDS Church Young, played a critical role in organizing and
leading the “Trek” from Illinois to the safety of Utah.
• In 1851 Young became the territorial Governor and superintendent of Indian Affairs
• Young met the challenges of frontier life by organizing the people of Utah and
directing the economic development, law enforcement, politics, and education.
• Young encouraged migration of LDS Church members by furnishing handcarts, and
eventually starting the PEF, which is the Perpetual Emigration Fund. This granted a
loan to those who wished to make the 1,400-mile trek to Utah.
• Young was also very influential in settling many parts of Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho
• Young encouraged the local manufacture of goods.
• Young was influential in securing the passage of women’s suffrage in Utah.
• Young’s emphasis on Education led the establishment of a place of higher education
in Utah at the School of Deseret.