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    We are all currently struggling in someway, for a lot of us it’s the same story, we are working to pay our high rent that is a month late because we don’t have the kind of money our landlords want. But a way to get rid of these problems is to come to Hull House it's an escape from the stress. Created only a few years ago in 1889, Hull House was created to help the common person. If you just moved to America and are struggling to survive in those awful tenement buildings, Hull House is open to help you out. Jane Addams and her friend Ellen Starr have created this place for people to get the help they need. When Jane Addams was young she took day trips with her father who was on business and saw things she wasn't accustomed to. Jane was used…

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    Twenty Years at Hull House by Jane Addams modeled a method in social work that existed in contrast to the Charitable Organization Societies (COS). Addams chose to live among the disadvantaged and immigrant populations, seeking a reciprocal relationship that would encourage a symbiotic existence between social classes (p. 59). Where Hull House did not attempt to decide the fate of the poor, COS existed solely to facilitate “friendly visitors” to enter the homes of the poor and use the data they…

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    model. The factors that contributed to how she became such an important woman in history include her early life, the Hull House, and her winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Jane Addams was born in the sleepy town of Cedarville Illinois. The was the Eighth of the nine children in her family. Bonnie Carman Harvey writes in the book Jane Addams Nobel Prize Winner and Founder of the Hull House “Jane’s happy childhood influenced her entire life” (13). This quote from Harvey shows how her bringing up…

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    Born in Cedarville, Illinois, on September 6, 1860 Addams founded the world famous social settlement “Hull House”. She then lived and worked from the home in 1889 until her death in 1935. Adams was an encouraging women famous for writings, settlement work and international efforts for world peace. She became the first woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 fours before her death. Addams father was a legit man most likely influenced by his daughter and was Illinois state senator and friend of…

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    political advocacy and by providing practical opportunities. She wanted to help immigrants with education and to have a better life in the city. She believed that women should make their voices heard in legislation and should have the right to vote. Addams studied the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the poor and the immigrants, and the misunderstood role of women in society. She saw things in Chicago to reform. Poor people were living in crowded neighborhoods. The houses were small and…

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    discrimination, daunting poverty, and nativist legislation” these attitude led to terrible conditions for the working poor and consolidated their numbers into very poor district in major cities (TWE 375). In Chicago, where the Hull House was located, four out of every five people were foreign born. The turn of the century found a great improvement in the roles women were able to play in the public sector. Many American women were living more active, public, individual and expressive lives than…

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    Jane Addam's Hull House

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    In 1889, the most influential settlement house was Jane Addams’s Hull House residing in Chicago. With the assistance of the Hull House, immigrant women were able to take residence as they were away from their families. Addams’s established the Hull House as a way to bring together its impoverished residents from their class and ethnicity and teach them American values and its culture lead them into the American society. The hull house was also a day nursery for children whose mothers were…

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    the goals was to promote moral improvement and protect social welfare. Leaders who took part in the movement felt that the dishonesty and corruption going on threatened the reforms and changes that were needed. To solve the problems faced by mainly the lower class, Jane Addams’ “Twenty Years at Hull House” and Lincoln Steffens’ “Tweed Days in St. Louis” wrote two articles that tried to bring about poverty and change what little rights the working class had. Progressivism began when people…

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    Jane Addams Contributions

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    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…

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    WILPF works to acquire peace and full rights for women, to end all forms of violence, racial and economic justice, to establish those political, social and psychological conditions which will ensure peace freedom and justice. On April 1915, a group of women met in an international Congress in the Hague Netherlands to protest against WWI (Fradin 130). Jane strongly believed in the idea that everyone deserves to have a voice in society. Jane was a trustworthy speaker when she spoke people…

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