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jim jones and the People's Temple

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Keith O'Conor

on 3 June 2010

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Transcript of jim jones and the People's Temple

638 adults dead 276 children dead For a total body count of 914 people Fenced in like a concentration camp and followed his belief in translation This said that the world would end in a nuclear war and that if they committed suicide together the would be brought to another planet for a life of bliss. So, they listened to him The result was terrible but, it wasn't completely their choice. he used cynanide that was put in kool-aid yg gg It was started by a man named Jim Jones This idea was that the world would end in a nuclear war and if they commited suicide they would be transfered to a different planet so they could live a life of bliss. so, he poisoned them including himself Then there were suspicions that he was involved in illegal activities so
The Peoples Temple was initially structured as an inter-racial mission for the sick, homeless and jobless. He assembled a large following of over 900 members in Indianapolis IN during the 1950's He was a pastor and started an organization called People's Temple he leased almost 4,000 acres from the government, called it Jonestown, and thats where they moved He leased land from the government of Guyana and founded Jonestown this belief is that the world would end in a nuclear war and when they committed suicide together they would be transferred to another planet for a life of bliss so the members decided to perform a group suicide and they put cyanide in kool-aid along with other drugs they were kept in and were not able to leave He started something called the People's Temple agricultural Project It earned money by selling vegetables and other projects so a man named Leo Ryan investigated and everything seemed fine until members wanted to leave with him so when they went to the airport they were shot Ryan, three press members, and 1 person who wanted to leave died and eleven were wounded
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