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    The Jonestown Massacre

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    The Jonestown Massacre The Jonestown massacre was a horrible tragedy, which took the lives of over 900 innocent people and could possibly be the most corrupt and horrific experiment the American government has ever done. To get to know about the massacre, you have to know a little about the man behind it all, Reverend Jim Jones. Jim Jones was the son of a Klansman and considered himself to be a reincarnation of both Jesus and Lenin. (Lenin was a Russian revolutionist who helped bring

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    The sign read “GREETINGS Peoples Temple Agricultural Project” It was white with black text, hanging at the entrance to Jonestown, the infamous location of the mass suicide of over 900 people, orchestrated by Jim Jones, their leader, father, and god. There is a lot of gray area when it comes to Jonestown, was it as it seems; A cult that ended tragically, or could it have been more? A CIA brainwashing experiment, or a way to smuggle Heroin into the the United States? Was the assassination of congressman

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    The Jonestown Massacre Two decades ago a strange series of events ended in the deaths of more than 900 people in the middle of a South American jungle. Though thought of as a "massacre," what occurred at Jonestown on November 18, 1978, was to some extent done willingly. This made the mass suicide more disturbing. The Jonestown cult which was officially named “The People's Temple" was founded by a reverend named James Warren Jones, also known as Jim Jones, from Indianapolis in 1955. Jones, who didn’t

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    Jonestown Massacre The origins of the Jonestown Massacre can be found in the foundation of the People's Temple of the Disciples of Christ in 1956. This church was founded by Jim Jones. Jones, who held communist values, began this church by buying a church building in Indianapolis. He created the church because he felt that his views on communism were looked down upon and also wanted to create a racially-mixed congregation. In order to gain popularity for his church, Jones used the method of faith

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    The Jonestown Massacre: Jim Jones

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    something that others have told you to do or did yourself. This saying comes from the cult society led by Reverend Jim Jones, named Jonestown. Jonestown was a small community in the jungle of Guyana, South America. After getting word of people coming to investigate the society, Jones had committed a mass suicide by poisoning Kool-Aid and giving it to the people of Jonestown. A cult society is an organization that basically disguises itself as a religion. In a cult, they normally perform rituals. There

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    The Jonestown massacre was a greek tragedy in the sense that it was a preventable disaster that was caused by hubris. The Jonestown massacre is in short the collective suicide and murder of over 900 followers of Jim Jones. It started with the rise of The People’s Temple, and eventually lead to the creation of a settlement in Guyana where a mass suicide took place with many of the participants being children or unwilling. There are several instances throughout this time in which Jim Jones actions

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    The worst mass murder suicide in history was the Jonestown Massacre. The Jonestown Massacre happened on November 18th 1978.More then 900 people were killed in the Massacre, 232 of which were children. The Massacre happened on a piece of land in Guyana that the People’s Temple, run by James Jones, had bought. The People’s Temple was a church run by James Jones who preached about diversity and racism. James was not a real preacher, all of his speeches were based on his opinions and theories of the

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    On November 18, 1978, followers of Jim Jones shot and killed United States Congressman Leo J. Ryan and four others traveling with him on a fact finding trip to Guyana. Ryan was there to investigate complaints about the community called "Jonestown," which was largely inhabited by his former California constituents. After murdering a United States congressman Jones knew the end of his rule was near. He ordered his entire following, some 914 people, to commit what he called "revolutionary suicide

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    leader into dictator. C.     A hunger for power and money leads to corruption and the abuse of power II.     Body-Examples of power abuse within our society A. nonfiction-The Jonestown massacre 1.     Corrupt leaders in society can “brainwash” their followers a)     Mass suicide (1)     The Jonestown massacre that took place in Guyana (2)     it was evident that the people were "brainwashed" (3)     The constant re-occurrence of elected officials 2.     What causes us to pass off our

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    Religious Freedom

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    mindful and accommodating to those who choose to worship in a manner that is different than our own. Works Cited "Heaven's Gate Cult Members Found Dead." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. "Mass Suicide at Jonestown." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.

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