Jim Jones was religious cult leader who started the Peoples Temple and lead a group to Guyana, South America. He convinced people that he was God, but that changed when he started making them participate in dangerous practices. To see if the people of Jonestown were loyal to him, he would hold suicide practices, called "White Nights"where followers would drink a liquid that they believed was poisonous. Jim Jones gave members relentless punishments if they went against him and were forced to work strenuously out in the fields. Late at night, they were compelled to go to long, tedious meetings and guards kept them in the camp just like slave catchers.
Horrific, traumatic, disturbing. There are so many words I could attempt to use, but none of them accurately capture the absolutely devastating event that took place on November 18th, 1978. The life and energy of the Peoples Temple to their tragic deaths in the miserable heat of Guyana. The story of a group of people fighting for their beliefs, and why their own leader, Jim Jones, lead them to their dreadful end. On May 13th, 1931 , Jim Jones was born in a small town in Indiana.
Before the sights of the 9/11 attacks, the Jonestown massacre was the largest loss of U.S. civilian lives through a non-natural disaster. The mastermind and leader of this, Jim Jones, was a man born in rural Indiana on May 31, 1931. In Jones early 20s, he began to work as a Christian minister in Indianapolis. He was a self-oriented minister that just worked in small churches or smaller churches. Instead of moving from church to church, Jones wanted to settle down and run his own church.
Machiasport, Maine's Demographics, History, and Economic Struggles Machiasport, Maine is located on a bay in the northern part of Maine. Even though Machiasport is very small, it is known for its popular careers such as lobster fishing and clam digging. The jobs in Machiasport aren't the only thing that makes Machiasport different. Surprisingly, the popular sport in Machiasport is basketball. Machiasport has a unique history that includes many historical sites and events.
Overall, Jim Jones was a notorious cult leader who was successful in convincing over 900 men, women, and children to commit suicide. Even though most of the members were killed due to the consumption of poison, Jones died from a gunshot wound to the head. Only a few survived this unfortunate event at Jonestown. Jones was an intelligent man who was disturbed by his past and used multiple tricks he learned as he was growing up such as becoming a strong speaker, being manipulative, and understanding what other people in society wanted. This was Jones’ way of revenge for the people who thought he wasn’t good enough to accomplish anything, although, his accomplishment was pure evil.
John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were both arrested on October 24th, 2002. They were found sleeping in a Blue Caprice Chevrolet in a rest area near interstate 70 near a place called Myersville in Maryland. They were both capable to withstand trial. John Muhammad was convicted in Virginia on November 17th, 2003. He was convicted for two accounts of capital murder, the conspiracy to commit murder, and the illegal use of a firearm.
Tom Watson was a statesmen from Georgia who became a leading racist, anti Catholic,and anti Semite. He used his journalism to express his radical views, which sometimes led to violence. He also had a weekly paper, that was circulated repetitively. He was part of the US senate from 1920 until he died in 1922. Although, he changed his support of blacks to support white supremacy, he was always an isolationist.
Because of the statuses of each person who attends Douglass’ school, they have a common ground to discuss with each other. Although Douglass is not technically a slave like most of the others learning from him, he still is in the lowest social tier and African American. Because of their corresponding similarities, the slaves and Douglass bond over their hardships while understanding what the others are going through. It is easy to sympathize with each other because they are in the same situation. During the time period this was written, society purposely made African American slaves feel like they didn’t belong and like they were outcasts.
While both of the short stories “The Devil and Tom Walker” and “The Devil and Daniel Webster” are both used to show the downfall of wealth, the two stories vary in many different ways. Both short stories have detailed descriptions of the devil, both had some ‘religion’ involved, and both had conclusions which were for the most part resolved. The short stories both indicate to the reader how the devil is portrayed. “The Devil and Tom Walker” depicts the devil as a black man dressed in some form of Indian garments and he looked like he worked with fire.
In George Orwell's political satire book, Animal Farm, the minor character Moses is the especial pet of Mr. Jones who can be described as a mysterious yet hopeful raven. If he were to wear shoes, they would reflect the hope he brings by being a modern sneaker with bright colors. Upon first impression, Moses appears to be a dark, mysterious, lazy, and untrustworthy bird. So a darker colored, slick shoe would be most appropriate.
The antagonist, Pastor James Wilkins, is a miserable specimen of a man. He has spent most of his 54 years of life trying to get people to fit into his own idea belief of Christianity (Johnson, 2015). Pastor Wilkins, still sees people as either Christians or the devil. When he dances around the Midstate Church floor hardly breathing from the movement itself. His suit jacket is hardly meeting, because of the smoke pork dinners his lovely wife prepares for him on a nightly basis.