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  • Jonestown Massacre : The Mass Suicide

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    Jonestown Massacre: The Mass Suicide On November 18, 1978, is what soon come to be acknowledged as the “Jonestown Massacre” in modern history of the late 1900s. Where a cult leader names Jim Jones brought his followers to Guyana, South America to commit a mass suicide of 900+ people. He accomplished this by having every one drink a laced Kool-Aid. A few other things that will be discussed about with be how the Peoples Temple (the cult name) grew and got this many members. Also on what was in the

  • The Jonestown Massacre: Suicide or Mass Murder?

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    shock the world, and forever change the view of religion. Meant to be a paradise for the poor, the abused, the needy, and those wanting to change the world, Jonestown, founded by Jim Jones, leader of The Peoples Temple, was the location of a mass murder-suicide taking the lives of more than 900 people including countless children. “And, the way the children are, laying dead now, I'd rather see them lay like that than to see them have to die like the Jews did, which was pitiful anyhow. And I'd just

  • Jonesown Massacre And The Jonestown Massacre

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    THE JONESTOWN CULT Mass suicides are infrequent yet notable events that have occurred throughout the course of human history. The forty-nine Japanese Ronan, or Russian villagers burning themselves during the Russian Church’s Great Schism, are terrible reminders of the lengths humans will go to in order to remain faithful to a deeply held ideology (Coleman 46). Notably, in both of these examples and in the case of the Jonestown massacre, the suicides occurred within the context of a culture, sub-culture

  • The Consequences Of Julius Jones And The Jonestown Massacre

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    his followers to commit a revolutionary suicide (Twemlow 224). The People’s Temple’s actions concerned many family members and outsiders, which sparked Congressman Leo Ryan’s involvement. Congressman Leo Ryan and some reporters were on a mission to rescue Americans from Jonestown. On November 18, 1978, Jim Jones was paranoid that his reign over Jonestown would come crashing down when some of his followers went with Congressman Ryan. Jones used a mass suicide to remain in control. Many people of Jonestown

  • Mass Suicide by Jim Jones' Cult

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    Jim Jones was the founder of the Peoples Temple; a cult best recognized for the mass murder/suicide of over 900 people. Before the events that made him a part of history, he was seen as a man with great charisma and visionary ideas; now he is viewed as a manipulator, abuser, and murderer. This paper will explore the life of Jim Jones and with the use of psychological models, try identifying abnormal behavior patterns. Jones grew up in Indiana with his mother and disabled, alcoholic father in a

  • Public Mass Shootings And Suicide Bombings

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    On the evening of Friday, 13 November 2015, a massacre including of public mass shootings and suicide bombings occurred in the capital of France, Paris. The attackers killed 130 people and wounded 368 serious injuries. Just 10 months previous, on January 7, 2015 two terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo, an office of a Parisian satirical magazine. They killed eleven and wounded eleven people. During the attacks in Paris, no one victim was armed. They didn’t have any chance to defense for themselves.

  • Kingdom of Matthias Essay example

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    Sirens would go off in the middle of the night and a mass meeting would take place. The followers would be given a glass of red liquid to drink. They were told that the liquid contained poison and that they would be dead in forty-five minutes. The followers never knew if it was just another drill or if it was the real thing. Finally in 1978 when outsiders began to raise question and concern, Jones decided to put his suicide plan into action. He assured his followers that

  • Essay on Jonestown Massacre: Mass Murder Suicide in Guyana

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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

  • Jonestown Massacre Essay

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    be a utopia, over time changed into an environment delegates have never signed up to be a part of, being part of one of the world’s most unfortunate massacre incidents. Many followers of the Jonestown incident believe that this was an act of mass suicide rather than a premeditated murder. In this essay, both arguments will be analyzed and compared, lastly concluding why the massacre was a murder with the evidence of how Jim Jones’ plotted and received shipments of cyanide, supported by chilling

  • Gun Violence Essay

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    as; people shooting each other, people shooting at a crowd and killing tens and hundreds of people happens quite usually. But one incident that stuck with me to this day is the suicide of a young boy near my middle school. When I was around 9 or 10 years old I remember the day one of my friend's relative's committed suicide using his father’s gun. It was the end of a school day, the street and the area in front of his house were packed with people and cars. The police car and the ambulance, both were