Who was Joseph Smith’s Vice Presidential running mate during the 1844 national election?
a. James Arlington Bennet
b. Brigham Young
c. Sidney Rigdon
d. Martin Van Buren
(C) Abraham Lincoln
The first federal legislation against polygamy was passed in 1862 but, preoccupied with the Civil War, President Lincoln chose not to enforce it. “You tell Brigham Young if he will leave me alone, I’ll leave him alone,” Lincoln told a church representative, T.B.H. Stenhouse.
Leonard J. Arrington and Davis Bitton, The Mormon Experience (New York: Vintage, 1980), 170.