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Jim Jones Powerpoint


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Jim Jones Powerpoint

  1. 1.<br />Jim Jones: Man Behind The Mass<br />By: Derrick, Joseph & Stephany<br />
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  3. 3. Jim Jones<br />Brief Biopic: <br /> -Born in Crete, Indiana, May 13, 1931<br />-Jones’ father, a World War One veteran, was an alcoholic, somewhat abusive towards Jones<br />-Was interested in political/religious figures such as Mahatmas Gandhi, Stalin, Karl Marx, and Adolf Hitler <br />
  4. 4. As a Charismatic Leader:<br />-Speaking skills began when young, sometime before high school. <br />-Was able to enchant his audience with his control and inflection, was extremely self-assured on stage <br />-Disenchanted with church goings, split to make own church with righteous social and moral values, attracted followers <br />
  5. 5. Leadership Continued…<br />While in his later years he accommodated a more bizarre and outlandish persona, Jim Jones was still able to gather unparalleled support from followers in a way that was yet unprecedented among the American society<br />
  6. 6. Lifestyle<br />-Jones preached social and radical justice and it kept his followers by his side<br />-Jones was able to enact a soup kitchen for the poor, two elderly nursing homes, as well as center focused on clothing the poor and needy<br />
  7. 7. On a Move<br />-Although to satisfy his power hungry ego, Jones was able to convince his followers to move with him to Guyana, South America to a place they called the People’s Temple<br />-This is where Jones instructed the followers to unquestionably entrust him with their financial and physical belongings<br />
  8. 8. “Revolutionary Suicide”<br /><ul><li>Jones convinced most in People’s Temple to commit suicide. He believed that society was gruesome and wrongful to many. He stressed to his followers that everyone should die now before the world gets a hold of them.
  9. 9. He concocted a poison that consisted of Flavor-Aid and cyanide
  10. 10. Jones persuaded the people to drink the poison and lay down on the ground to die away because they have “lived long enough”
  11. 11. 912 People died from his cultivating leadership skills
  12. 12. 1/3 of those who died were children
  13. 13. Those who opposed were either shot or injected with the Kool-Aid</li></li></ul><li>Graphics and Information by:<br />Derrick Adams<br />Joseph Dounis<br />Stephany Goff<br />Images provided by:<br />Google Images<br /> Thank you for watching<br />Hope you enjoyed!<br />