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Utah

Grade Levels: 9 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
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  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1: Beginnings

    Examines the prehistory of the area that would one day become Utah including the Native American inhabitants and early Spanish explorers. This program also recounts the Mormon pioneer migration from 1845-1857 and their subsequent establishment of their promised land of Zion, revealing the challenges of settlement, the foundation of government and the Utah War of 1857-58. A KUED production (www.kued.org)

    Length: 01:27:44
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1: Beginnings.

    Examines the prehistory of the area that would one day become Utah including the Native American inhabitants and early Spanish explorers. This program also recounts the Mormon pioneer migration from 1845-1857 and their subsequent establishment of their promised land of Zion, revealing the challenges of settlement, the foundation of government and the Utah War of 1857-58. A KUED production (www.kued.org)

    Length: 01:27:44
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 01: Exodus.

    The Mormons head westward and the Mormon Battlion fights in the Mexican territory.

    Length: 00:05:51
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 02: Terra Incognita.

    Native American settlers and various explorers of the Utah area are discussed.

    Length: 00:05:51
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 02: Terra Incognita.

    Native American settlers and various explorers of the Utah area are discussed.

    Length: 00:05:51
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 03: This is the Place.

    After an arduous journey the Mormons begin to settle the Salt Lake Valley.

    Length: 00:00:07
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 04: Bear River.

    Discusses the Bear River Massacre in which 250 Shoshone men, women, and children were killed.

    Length: 00:07:56
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 04: Bear River.

    Discusses the Bear River Massacre in which 250 Shoshone men, women, and children were killed.

    Length: 00:07:56
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 05: Deseret.

    Isolated settlements throughout Utah are established. Brigham Young's plans for a super-state with California are frustrated.

    Length: 00:06:57
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 05: Deseret.

    Isolated settlements throughout Utah are established. Brigham Young's plans for a super-state with California are frustrated.

    Length: 00:06:57
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 06: The Walker War.

    Discusses conflict between the Mormon Church and Native Americans.

    Length: 00:04:52
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 06: The Walker War.

    Discusses conflict between the Mormon Church and Native Americans.

    Length: 00:04:52
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 07: The Peculiar Institution.

    Discusses the emergence of polygamy as an institution in the Mormon Church.

    Length: 00:06:24
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 07: The Peculiar Institution.

    Discusses the emergence of polygamy as an institution in the Mormon Church.

    Length: 00:06:24
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 08: Handcarts.

    Discusses the difficulty of handcart immigration. In particular, explains the difficulties faced by the Martin and Willy Handcart Company.

    Length: 00:05:45
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 08: Handcarts.

    Discusses the difficulty of handcart immigration. In particular, explains the difficulties faced by the Martin and Willy Handcart Company.

    Length: 00:05:45
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1: Segment 09 - Reformation.

    A religious revival occurs among the Mormon population.

    Length: 00:04:01
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 10: To War.

    Examines the U.S. Army in Utah and the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

    Length: 00:12:22
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 11: The Cold War.

    The advancing U.S. Army is seriously slowed by the efforts of the Mormon militia and winter.

    Length: 00:06:45
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1 - Segment 12: Peace.

    Negotiations between Mormons and the U.S. Government occur. After successful negotiations, the U.S. Army establishes Camp Floyd.

    Length: 00:07:35
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Brother Brigham.

    Chronicles the dawn of a new era when the isolated Utah Territory was linked to the nation through Pony Express, telegraph and the joining of the transcontinental railroad. From 1858-1877, non-Mormon diversity through railroad and mining industries grows. No longer an isolated Zion, the Utah territory grows closer to the United States bringing conflicts with the federal government over "un-American" blending of church and state and the practice of polygamy. A KUED production (www.kued.org)

    Length: 01:27:02
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 02 - Connections.

    The pony express and the telegraph reduce Utah's isolation. A transcontinental railroad is proposed.

    Length: 00:02:46
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 03 - Other Matters.

    Utah's attitudes toward the Civil War are outlined.

    Length: 00:05:42
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 04 - Bear River.

    Colonel Connor sets up camp in Salt Lake City and then massacres Native Americans at Bear River.

    Length: 00:07:56
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 05 - Brigham and the Brigadier.

    Tensions between Colonel O'Connor and the Mormon Church.

    Length: 00:04:44
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 06 - New Voices.

    Mining operations and the railroad bring diversity to Utah.

    Length: 00:06:09
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 07 - Trouble Within.

    Discusses conflicts with the Native Americans as well as dissent within the Mormon Church.

    Length: 00:06:04
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 09 - 1870.

    Utah women are given the right to vote.

    Length: 00:06:24
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 10 - Politics.

    Political turmoil engulfs two territorial governors.

    Length: 00:08:08
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 11 - The Missionaries.

    Protestant denominations come to Utah and missionaries begin efforts to convert Mormons.

    Length: 00:03:07
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 2: Segment 13 - Brother Brigham.

    Brigham Young's last days.

    Length: 00:02:57
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 01 - Brother Brigham.

    Gives various reactions to Brigham Young's death and the transition to the next President, John Taylor.

    Length: 00:03:21
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 02 - The Principle.

    Describes reactions and attitudes towards polygamy. Also describes the settlement of the San Juan region.

    Length: 00:04:19
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 03 - "I Will Obey God".

    The Supreme Court rules against polygamy. As a result, there is an increase in persecution. The Mormon Church remains defiant in its support of polygamy.

    Length: 00:03:25
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 04 - The Natural Voice.

    Religions and the media criticize the Mormon Church over polygamy. Support for disenfranchisement grows.

    Length: 00:03:43
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 05 - The Crackdown.

    The Edmunds Act is passed and the Utah Commission is set up.

    Length: 00:08:13
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 06 - The Worthy Men.

    Judge Charles Zane cracks down on polygamy.

    Length: 00:05:50
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 07 - The Underground.

    Many polygamists go underground.

    Length: 00:07:51
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 08.

    Discusses the Edmunds-Tucker Act, which had far-reaching consequences for Mormons.

    Length: 00:08:50
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 09 - The Lobby.

    The Mormon Church bribes newspapers to sway public opinion.

    Length: 00:04:34
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 10 - The Raids.

    Mormon Church offices are raided and Wilford Woodruff takes over after the death of John Taylor.

    Length: 00:03:43
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: Segment 11 - Heaven and Earth.

    Continuing conflict between the Federal government and Mormons.

    Length: 00:03:44
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 3: The Cauldron.

    The 1880s. Congress, the Supreme Court and the President attempt to strip Mormon people of political and civil rights in order to crush their religious beliefs. L.D.S. church president, John Taylor, and Mormon leaders remain steadfast in their convictions.

    Length: 00:57:40
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Forty-Five Stars.

    The 1890s and the Americanization of Utah. This program chronicles Wilford Woodruff succeeding John Taylor as LDS church president and the pivotal 1890 Manifesto ending polygamy. The 1890s mark an era of progression and accommodation as Mormons and non-Mormons cooperate. Opposition to statehood evaporates and President Grover Cleveland declares Utah the forty-fifth state in the Union. A KUED production (www.kued.org)

    Length: 00:57:22
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 01 - By a Thread.

    Polygamists are arrested.

    Length: 00:04:09
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 02 - The Court.

    The United States Supreme Court rules against the Mormons.

    Length: 00:00:03
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 03 - Hammer and Anvil.

    Political turmoil threatens to strip Mormons of power.

    Length: 00:07:39
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 04 - The Manifesto.

    Wilford Woodruff ends the practice of polygamy.

    Length: 00:05:06
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 05 - Change.

    Political reform sweeps Utah.

    Length: 00:05:44
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 06 - Progress.

    Utah participates in the Chicago Exposition as part of public relations efforts.

    Length: 00:03:50
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 08 - 1894.

    The Utah Enabling Act faces opposition in the Senate.

    Length: 00:04:36
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 09 -1895.

    Utah holds a constitutional convention and prepares for statehood. Some political conflicts arise.

    Length: 00:04:58
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 10 - Forty-Five Stars.

    President Cleveland and Congress proclaim Utah a state. Celebrations in Utah ensue.

    Length: 00:05:10
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 4: Segment 11 - Epilogue.

    Explains what happened to some prominent Utahns after statehood as well as some closing thoughts about Utah's struggle.

    Length: 00:04:01
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Segment 07 - Politics.

    Utah statehood legislation passes Congress.

    Length: 00:05:15

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