Ellen Gates Starr

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  • How Did Jane Addams Change America

    match-girls strike which opened up her eyes to the working conditions and lack of worker’s rights of the lower class. She also met Frederic Harrison, a British jurist and historian. Harrison inspired her interest in Positivist philosophy, an idea that all knowledge is based on sensory information, formed through reason and logic (Scott). These experiences crystallized the idea of what she wanted to do with her life. Addams later wrote that after this trip she “gradually became convinced that it would be a good thing to rent a house in a part of the city where many primitive and actual needs are found” (Addams, 48). Addams then went on to buy a 43,560 ft^2, later known as the Hull House, in a poor neighborhood of Chicago, with her friend Ellen Gates Starr. The Hull House remained her home until her death in 1935. These early experiences, all before the age of 30, helped mold Jane Addams into the reformer she became. Addams didn’t have any financial backing or investors behind her when she opened the Hull House, and yet it still made a gigantic difference in a huge number of people’s lives. Another result of these influences was the strength to allow her opinions and beliefs to be heard through her actions. Jane Addams didn’t let the fact that she was not a part of a company stop her from speaking out against injustice or discrimination. Addams’ supported immigration, and welcomed the cultural…

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  • Laura Jane Addams: The American Dream

    her later work. In August of 1883, Jane and her stepmother were going to Europe. Jane was beyond excited to visit Europe and see parks, palaces, cathedrals, and museums. One saturday night in London, a missionary took tourist to a food auction in a poor neighborhood, as Jane watched she saw an old man dig in the trash in search for food (McPherson 22). All the hunger and sorrow she saw impacted her more than all the big beautiful buildings, witnessing all the this encouraged her even more to…

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  • Jane Addams And Ethical Leadership

    Jane Addams took her talents and desire to help on a greater scale after a trip to Toynbee Hall in London with a friend, Ellen Gates Starr, the future co-founder of the Hull House. The inspiration they felt at this home for the poor was enough to be carried back with them and put to use. Her personal hardships were overcome, and for the greater good of the people, she pushed through and made their idea a reality, knowing that a large portion of the population would greatly benefit from their…

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  • The Progressivism Movement In The 19th Century

    Among the men and women who tried to improve the living conditions of residents was a woman named Jane Addams. She co-founded the Hull House in 1889 with Ellen Starr. The location of it was a run-down mansion at the center of an inner-city ward thick with sweatshops, factories and crowded tenements. The settlement house was founded three years after Stanton Coit established the first on New York’s Lower East Side and it provided things like kindergarten for children and clinics for the sick.…

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  • Jane Addams's The Subjective Necessity For Social Settlements

    In Twenty Years at Hull-House, Jane Addams described her mission for the Hull-House in Chicago to offer a center for educational learning and to improve the city 's conditions. The Hull-House was successful in achieving her mission by offering classes to gain domestic and educational skills and opened opportunities for young women. Although, the lack of immediate response to social problems by the government and the ethnic divide between the neighborhood and the residents of the house limited…

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  • Lutheran Settlement House Business Analysis

    Lutheran Settlement House is really the only social service agency within the community. It has been providing services to Fishtown and the Philadelphia area since 1902. The services since then may have changed but it’s core mission of “empowering individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” has not ("History | Lutheran Settlement House | Empowering Children, Adults, Families, and…

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  • The Impact Of The Settlement House Movement

    Before and during the settlement house movement, conditions in the city slums were horrific. Sanitation was deplorable, most waste, human and otherwise, was thrown into the street and people lived in tenement houses where if one was lucky, their family got an entire room. People’s working conditions were not much better, they worked with heavy machinery in factories from dawn till dusk, averaging 14 hour days throughout the year and still didn’t make enough to properly support their family.…

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  • Jane Addam's Influence On American Women

    public service. Addams was born with a painful spinal condition, she later underwent surgery to relieve the pain but her family insisted she attend a local college because of her condition. She graduated from Rockford Seminary in 1882, this was a time when women were experiencing much greater access to higher education, Addams even had the opportunity to attend medical school, but dropped out after one semester to find a grander purpose for her life. Addams wanted to accomplish something with…

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  • Ellen Degeneres Essay

    On this day Ellen DeGeneres was born to, mother, Betty Pfeffer DeGeneres and, father, Elliot DeGeneres. Betty DeGeneres had been married for a year when she was 19 years old before meeting Elliot DeGeneres, claims, author, Lisa Lannucci. Elliot supported the family by selling insurance, and Betty contributed by carrying a variety of jobs throughout the years. Ellen also had an older brother names Vance who was four years older than she was. As Ellen grew up in New Orleans it is stated by…

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  • Dialogue Essay: A Short Story

    done. You must enter the city on your own.” “Understood,” Riasean said as he yawned. The Royal Guards turned and rode south. “First, let’s read what Alric has to say,” Larah said. She pulled the letter with the sunburst on it from her tunic and tore it open. The writing was flowing, but concise: When you get to the New Moon gate in the Black Tower, hold up the Moonstone and say the passphrase to open the gate – Gate of Shadows, Open to me, Let one enter, To where no one can see. When you wish to…

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