Why does the earth rotate from west to east?

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When solar system was formed about 4.6 billion years back Earth and most planets except Venus and Uranus stated moving from west to east due to the force of angular momentum received at the time of formation,


AS per newtons law a body in motion will continue to move unless some force stops it..There is no force to stop these planets so they continue to rotate as original direction. in anti clock wise if looked from north pole or from west to east as we feel.