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  • How Did Jane Addams Change America

    Jane Addams Brought Change to America Without a Corporation Behind Her. In today’s modern society, where money controls most of the things one does, it’s hard to imagine a way to change a large group of people’s life without having a substantial amount of money to start off with. This is why charities advocate so much for donations, pledges, and other means of gathering money. Jane Addams, while she did have family money, was one of the few people who was able to change a large number of lives without having a company or charity behind her supplying her with money. This is why Jane Addams’ achievements, specifically the opening of the Hull House, in the Progressive Era, demonstrated that one does not need to have a wide-spread well-funded organization behind them in order to make a difference. Jane Addams did not start her career as a reformer with a huge corporation or affiliation behind her. What Addams had were experiences that caused her to want to make a difference in the world. Influences early in Jane Addams’ life contributed to her later work helping immigrants and the poor and led to her strong support of abolitionism and women’s suffrage. Her father was a believer in both Women’s Suffrage and abolitionism, and one can assume that her support of the Italian politician, Giuseppe Mazzini’s democratic ideals, can be traced back to her father’s support of him (Scott). Along with her father, her stepmother had a huge impact on her life. Starting at an early age, her…

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  • Jane Addam's Influence On American Women

    their poor neighbors, but are protected by the solace of being able to retire from this work should their health or age dictate, a luxury those they served are not so lucky to possess. The residents of Hull House provided many services for the low-income populations of Chicago some were practical services that improved patron’s lives but others served to empower the working population to take control of their lives and hopefully break the cycle of poverty. Of these empowering acts, one of the…

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  • Are Humans Selfish Essay

    As time goes on, the question of whether humans are selfish or not becomes a controversey and is widely disscussed. After reading true stories of unfortunate situations and observing many reaserches, it all becomes clear that mankind is greedy and will do anything to benefit themselves. Authors such as;Charles Montgomery, Todd Schwartz, Richard Lemiux and John Chapman knew this all along and that is why they chose to share their eye-opening stories and research with the public. In any time of…

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  • Personal Narrative: I Am Haiti

    by a Weather Channel Meteorologist. And I’ll be honest, at a times it has felt so much easier to just be black. Being a minority is hard enough, but being a minority of a minority? That 's simply too hard sometimes. Too much ignorant questions to answer to and too little time to educate that ignorance, and sometimes you can frankly tell that they genuinely don 't care enough to want to be educated. But I’ll take the time to do so today, because knowing about where I came from very much will…

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  • City Farewell Speech Analysis

    It was a good idea that you used logical reasons from the beginning especially after the story you started about the parents that do not like the trash around there children at school. You stated, “City Hall needs to respond to your needs, and to meet those needs on the street, by cleaning the streets and keeping it clean for the youth.” That itself covered the reason behind why you did all these things such as the trash cans. You gave a logical reason of why you are doing this and why we should…

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  • The Importance Of Universal Healthcare In Today's Society

    a whole as a result. As of today, many of the people who desperately need healthcare cannot afford it. Having healthcare available to everyone is something that the government needs to prioritize. Allowing only those who can afford treatment is wrong and will cause people to continue to distrust the government to the needs of society as a whole. In order for the government to improve, the voices of everyone must be heard. With a topic such as universal healthcare, where everyone would benefit…

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  • Creative Writing: Les Jardins D Eiffl

    walk out of my hotel and look to my right and left. I’m trying to orient my street map in the dark. Les Jardins d’Eiffel is on a side street, Rue Amélie, in the seventh arrondissement in Paris. Emily walks out behind me, giddy with excitement. She’s 17, and I’m the only adult student on the trip, having just turned 18, so her mom has allowed her to go with me to see the Eiffel Tower at midnight. “Are you sure you can find it?,” shes asks nervously. “Yes, just let me focus,” I reply The truth…

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  • Analysis Of Jill Leovy's 'Ghettoside'

    job of the police officers and detectives to maintain order in the streets. Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, is also a writer for the Los Angeles times; and she took the liberty of noting every murder that occurred in her city. What would follow was a collection of stories and personal accounts from the streets in the eyes of the gunslingers and the law. South Central Los Angeles is a far cry from Beverly Hills and that is something that gang members took…

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  • Emmaline Character Analysis

    disconnected clues. With the information given from a variety of other climbing boys, she is capable of determining the region in which the master sweep currently containing Tommy can be found. While roaming the streets, Emmaline comes across a boy who knows of a deaf sweep who fits the description of her brother, however, has a different name; Moony. Named for the way he watches the moon and the fact he is only able to communicate the letter “M”, she then works with this knowledge to conclude…

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  • Descriptive Essay About New York City

    dogs and smoke, and the boring view of towering concrete buildings. People scurry like ants through the maze of streets attempting to make it to their subway train on time. Hundreds of people fill the streets, creating a wall that is nearly impossible to push through. They look straight ahead, making a point not to talk to anyone. Others have their noses in their phones and a coffee in their hands. People standing outside of hotels shoving pamphlets into tourists hands and screaming for the…

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