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    The Jonestown Massacre

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    Jonestown Jim Jones was born in 1931; he was from Crete, Indiana. In the 1970’s Jones was a popular cult leader, and claimed himself to be the leader of the Peoples Temple religious cult. Jones promised a utopia to his followers that were dedicated disciples. “On November 18, 1978, in what became known as the Jonestown Massacre, Jones led more than 900 men, women and children to their deaths in a mass suicide by cyanide-laced punch.”(Editors).When Jim Jones promised a racially integrated utopia, overextended his power and controlled the followers, he caused a mass suicide. As the leader of the Peoples Temple Jim Jones had many ways of gathering followers for his religious cult. One way was providing promises for a better life. “Come and…

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    Jonestown Massacre

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    On November 19, 1978, the nation and the world woke to the news of the tragedy of Jonestown, learning of the carnage of the suicide and murder of over 900 people in the jungle of Guyana. What happened has been painstakingly studied however the how and the why continue to be the subject of discussion more than thirty years later. The death tapes captured much of what transpired on November 18, 1978. Jones was heard to say,” “Die with a degree of dignity. Lay down your life with dignity; don’t lay…

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    Jonestown Suicide

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    Kool-aid kills Exclusive, secretive, and authoritarian. These are three words that can be used to describe a cult. And in the 1970s, you could link all three words to Peoples Temple. Originally created as religious denomination, it soon started growing darker and darker, parallel to it’s creator, Jim Jones. Together, both creator and followers spiralled into madness until their mass suicide in 1978. And the one question their story makes you ask is: what causes people to willingly follow a mad…

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    what became known as the “Jonestown Massacre,” was the most deadly, non-natural disaster in all of U.S. history. James Warren “Jim” Jones who was the leader and founder of a cult known as Peoples temple in Indiana in 1970’s led this infamous event. Jim Jones started a racially integrated church with the pure intention to help others in need. The occurrences at Jonestown have been described in two different terms: as the “Jonestown suicides” and as the “Jonestown massacre.” The occurrence at…

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    Beliefs/Conformity Once the cult moved to Jonestown the members of the peoples temple believed that Jim was their god or an human representation of god. This made it easier for Jones to manipulate the members of the temple, he would abduct people who were struggling and give them “a better life” “Jones: I've tried my best to give you a good life. In spite of allI've tried, a handful of people, with their lies, have made our life impossible. If we cant live in peace then lets die in…

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    The History of the Jonestown Massacre Many different cults have existed for many years. Some cults are peaceful while other cults can be violent and intense. One cult that ended in severity was the Peoples Temple based in Jonestown, Guyana. This particular cult was led by a man named Jim Jones. Jones had strong views on equality and wanted to create a place where people of all ages, races, and sexual orientations could live together in peace, therefore he started the Peoples Temple. The…

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    On November 18, 1978, in what became known as the “Jonestown Massacre,” more than 900 members of Peoples Temple Church died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their leader Jim Jones.Jim Jones used blind faith, promise of reward, and violence to shape the identities of his followers. His followers were following by blind faith and used that to get followers.He let any race be apart of the church. Let any race in his Peoples Temple Church and that brought more people in.Did great…

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    with an order, request, or law or submission to another's authority. Following the orders of authority blindly can have many negative effects. My Lai Massacre, Jonestown Massacre, Millgram Experiment and Nanking Massacre are some incidents that have caused negative consequences as a result of obedience to authority. My Lai Massacre took place in 1968. On the morning of March 16, 1968, soldiers of Charlie company, arrived in the hamlet of My Lai in the northern part of South Vietnam. Over the…

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    A former member of the People’s Temple cult once said: “Don’t drink the Kool Aid”. You may not be familiar with this saying but this is in reference to the 1978 cult mass-suicide that took place in Jonestown, Guyana. Jim Jones, the leader of the group, convinced every single one of his followers to move to Jonestown. Later in the year he hosted a party for his followers where he then commanded his flock to commit a mass suicide by inducing a cup full of grape-flavored Kool-Aid which was laced…

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    Essay On Jonestown

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    All ages and races welcome, over 900 people occupied an idealistic socialist community in the jungles of Guyana called Jonestown. In November 1978, the entire population had perished. What was the purpose of Jonestown and what influences did Jim Jones have on his followers? As the People's Temple grew during the 1960s, Jones became obsessed with the idea of Marxism and he started to preach about an imminent nuclear apocalypse during the Cold War. He gave a date on which the 'apocalypse' would…

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