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  • The Jonestown Massacre

    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 Definition

    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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  • Jonestown Massacre Research Paper

    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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  • My Lai Massacre, Jonestown Massacre

    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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  • The Five Deaths In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    The event took place in the nation of Guyana, South America, forming a settlement named Jonestown. Jones founded Peoples temple in the 1950s then relocated his congregation to California in the 1960s. After experiencing negative media he moved around 1,000 Peoples temple members to the Guyanese jungle, where he promised they would establish utopian community. Since it was meant to be a utopia, everyone was expecting to go perfectly, but there were issues surfacing. There wasn’t enough cabins to…

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  • The Butterfly Revolution Analysis

    devotion to a ruler in hopes of belonging to something larger then them. In both the cult of the Peoples Temple of Jonestown, and the novel The Butterfly Revolution people sacrifice their basic rights in hopes of a better life, to join something larger then themselves only to find…

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  • Essay On Jonestown

    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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  • Machiavelli's The Qualities Of The Prince

    that she was “begging” him for sex. As she is being called to confront her “bad behavior”, several female names submerge from her head of people Jim Jones had had sex with- most women being remember had a husband “ my mind was spinning with thoughts of Annie, trembling and standing next to me, of Maria, Christine, Grace, Marylou, Sharon, Jan, Teresa, Karen, Laura, so many of them. And I finally realized, at that second, that none of them had ever asked for this injustice”(Machiavelli 79).…

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  • Why Do People Join Cults

    Cults are defined as a group of people having religious beliefs or practices viewed by others as strange. There are many cults in America, more than actual churches. The group is usually isolated from the rest of society which is believed to be destructive. These cults create their own worlds and limit any outside influences. They form their own society with a religious leader controlling the group. These groups use physiological persuasions to recruit and brainwash their members. In our…

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  • Jonestown Tragedy Essay

    Historical Information (dates, people, laws, key facts) ALL November 18, 1978, 909 people died in a ‘mass-suicide’ in Jonestown, Guyana These 909 people, which included over 200 children, were members of the People’s Temple, a religious group led by Jim Jones Background info on People’s Temple Jim Jones founded the People’s Temple, a Christian cult, in the 1950s in Indianapolis, Indiana and later moved his church to San Francisco, California. He preached socialist, utopian ideals and spoke…

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