The Jonestown Massacre was a cult related mass suicide taking place during the 1970s, revealing the darker side of fringe social groups taking root in US society.

The Jonestown Massacre was a cult related mass suicide taking place during the 1970s, revealing the darker side of fringe social groups taking root in US society.

Your essay reflections on the materials for this week must be different from what you post in the discussion board forum on the topic for this week.

Please address the following questions in your short essay.

How do you think Jim Jones was able to manipulate so many individuals and eventually lead them to commit mass suicide?

Do you think such groups are inevitable in a free society or are there ways to reduce the number of such cults? If so, how? hat were the goals and strategies of 2 groups or 2 individuals involved in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Were they successful and, if so, why or why not?

(1) IN YOUR OWN WORDS, craft an informed response to the question below in 3 paragraphs, 5 sentence minimum, no more or less. Discussion Posts that exceed the number of paragraphs/sentences, or fall below the requirement will receive point reductions.

(2) In addition, please cite from the textbook only, using the actual page numbers rather than PDF page, following the Chicago Manual of Style (Quick Note format) provided earlier. (author/s comma underlined/italicized title of book (U.S. History) comma page number/s period)

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