Jane Addams ' Her Parents Are Sarah Weber Addams And John Huy Addams

991 Words Oct 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Chase Gibbs
Sociology 101-12
Professor Moore
Jane Addams September 6, 1860 Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois. “Her parents are Sarah Weber Addams and John Huy Addams” (Daniels 2016). Jane Addams was the eighth of nine children and fifth living child at the time of her birth. When she was two years old her mother died giving birth to an early baby. After Jane’s mother died her father would remarry to Anna Haldeman with two sons. “Jane’s father ran a successful mill business and he also was an Illinois State senator” (Daniels 2016). As an Illinois State senator, Jane Addams father was a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln. “Jane would learn from her father about honesty, humility, and a concern for those less fortunate” (Deegan 1988). Jane Addams contribution were co-founding the hull house, helping with the movement of women, and improving working conditions. “She is remembered more for the establishment of the hull house settlements” (Daniels 2016). Addams contribution was also co-founding the “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” (Daniels 2016). Throughout history “Jane Addams is considered by many a pioneer in the field of modern social work” (Daniels 2016) and was involved with encouraging peace, civil rights, and women’s privileges to vote throughout her time period. Historical events that took place during her time were World War 1, the movement for women’s right to vote and the establishment of the hull houses. The whole…

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