Howard Zinn’s The People’s History Essay What should you know and understand about Columbus when they had traveled to the new lands? Well “In 2 years through murder, mutilation, or suicide, half of the 250,000 Indians on Haiti were dead.” Also many people my say this is awful, bit it was genocide what was going on and it just goes on from there. The first things I would like to talk about is when the Indian’s had been taken into slavery and had become slaves. For example “In province of Cicao on Haiti, where Columbus and his men imagined huge gold fields to exist. They ordered all person’s 14 years or older to collect a certain quantity of gold every three months.
He served from March 4th, 1897 to March 3rd, 1899. Todd started a family tradition as his two sons served as city commissioners in Kalamazoo. Albert Todd was unsuccessful for re-election in 1898. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Albert M. Todd died at home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, leaving his wife, Augusta Allman Todd, and five children. Todd is buried at Mountain Home Cemetery in Kalamazoo.
Taking away the authority figure (variation 1) this figure went down to 20% to maximum volts and 244% the average. Having two experimenters giving contradictory orders (variation 2) the figure goes down to 0% to maximum volts and the average 75%. Introduction World War 2 facilitated unimaginable atrocities, the Holocaust and Adolph Hitler. Men in ‘authority’ have engineered mass suicides such as in 1978 when James Warren Jones leader of the Peoples Temple at Jonestown Guyana instructed 928 people and 200 children to drink cyanide. More recently, 87 Branch Dividians were killed while under the influence of David Koresh in Waco, Texas.
Based on survey data from the U.S. Department of Justice, roughly 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2008. These include simple/aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. Of these, about 436,000 or 8% were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun (Agresti and Smith 2010). I then choose to look at specific cities in which gun laws were passed to increase gun control. In 1976, the Washington, D.C. City Council passed a law generally prohibiting residents from possessing handguns and requiring that all firearms in private homes be kept unloaded and rendered temporally inoperable via disassembly or installation of a trigger lock.
James Warren "Jim" Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the cult murder/suicide in 1978, 909 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana, and the murder of five individuals at a nearby airstrip. Over 200 children were murdered at Jonestown, almost all of them by cyanide poisoning. Jones died from a gunshot wound to the head. Jones was born in Indiana and started the Temple there in the 1950s. He later moved the Temple to California in the mid-1960s, and gained notoriety with the move of the Temple's headquarters to San Francisco in the early 1970s.
John Dougherty September 19, 2011 Assignment 1: Theoretical Perspectives Do or Die, Kill or be Killed Introduction: The purpose of this assignment is to analyze the film Crips and Bloods: Made in America while weaving the three perspectives used in sociology. The three perspectives are Functionalism, Conflict, and Symbolic Interaction. The movie Crips and Bloods: Made in America is about a cluster of neighborhoods in the heart of Southern California. Which is home to two of America's most infamous gangs: the Crips and the Bloods. Over the course of their 40-year feud, more than 15,000 people have been murdered in an ongoing cycle of violence that continues unabated.
Sometimes if a child was old enough to carry a gun, Quantrill would do the same to them, right in front of their family. This is one of the reasons Quantrill was known as the bloodiest man in America. Only forty guerillas died in that raid. The Lawrence raid was the bloodiest day in Kansas History. There was said to be more than one hundred eighty people dead as a result of the raid.
He lived side by side with soldiers on and off for five months during 2007 and 2008 while he reported from different bases. He had close personal experience with a bomb that shredded the Humvee he was in. In his book War he discusses events that went on during his time in Afghanistan. War resulted in taking five trips to the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan for Vanity Fair magazine. He was described as a man who became fixed into the environment and was entirely dependent on the United States for survival.
He enslaved many and executed many more; according to Ward Churchill, former professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, by 1496, the population had been reduced from as many as eight million to around three million. On his third expedition, he explored the region before returning to Hispaniola in 1498 where he had left his brothers in charge, Diego and
REACTION TO JONESTOWN By Toni Miller The scariest thing about “Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple” is that so many of the followers of Jim Jones, the demented man who led them to commit mass suicide, appear to have been intelligent, idealistic, and charismatic. On Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 of them died after drinking poisoned Kool-Aid in what this documentary called the largest mass suicide in US history. In the movie it said Jim Jones founded his church over twenty years before, in Indiana. He preached and stressed the need for racial brotherhood and integration and his group helped feed the poor and help them find jobs. I believe that’s what drew people to follow him.