Jane Addams

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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 actions. It takes more than a group of followers to be characterized as a leader. You first must allow yourself to take on that role and believe in what you stand for. Jane Addams brought about a positive change because she allowed herself to, and it was that ambition that continues to make the difference today. Imagine where we would be today if people like Addams decided to ignore their ideas because of the possibility of failure. Many of the life-changing programs and institutions that were created long ago simply wouldn’t exist because somebody was too scared to…

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  • Jane Addams Contributions

    Chase Gibbs Sociology 101-12 Professor Moore 10-22-16 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…

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  • Laura Jane Addams: The American Dream

    Laura Jane Addams as a young child was given the entitlement of having nice clothes, food, a shelter, but most importantly a family. She chose to take the road which lead to promote philanthropy work and with pride changed the thoughts of numerous individuals. Laura Jane Addams was born September 6, 1860 to Sarah Weber and John Huy Addams. Even though Jane’s mother had nine children…

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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…

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  • Jane Addams And Feminism

    According to The Editors of Encyclopedia, Jane Addams was an American Social reformer and pacifist (Encyclopedia, 2017). She was brave. She took a stand for what she felt was right. She stood for social justice, education, equality and more. Jane Addams was also a cowinner of the Nobel Prize of Peace in 1931. “Jane Addams was the one of the most distinguished college-educated women of the first generation” (Jane Addams, 2010). She also won worldwide recognition in the first third of the…

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  • The Progressivism Movement In The 19th Century

    the problems that arise from urbanization, immigration and industrialization and some of 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…

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  • Jane Addams Research Paper

    identify and point out highlights of Jane Addams uncovering an in-depth explanation of the importance of her and also the impact Ms. Addams had on the first third of the twentieth century. Born on the 6th of September, 1860, Jane Addams would win recognition worldwide as a “pioneer social worker in America, as a feminist, and an internationalist” making her the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize. Jane was born in Cedarville, Illinois, the eighth of nine children. Serving sixteen years as a…

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  • Jane Addams: The Spirit Of Progressivism

    Jane Addams was without a doubt a shining example of what the spirit of progressivism stood for. Jane Addams was a founder of Hull-House, a settlement house which was established in eighteen eighty-nine. Hull-House was used primarily by poor Europeans, who immigrated to the Chicago land area. Hull-House had innovative social and educational programs which helped the immigrants grow accustomed to American living. Jane Addams main goal with Hull-House was to try and eliminate problems that were…

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  • Jane Addams And The Progressive Era

    sought egalitarian reform in various political, social, financial, industrial, and scientific spheres. It was during this era that the social sciences in the United States became codified as professional and robustly scientific academic fields. In addition, many socially and politically relevant persons, reforms, and institutions arose from the period. One visionary of note is the renowned political/social activist, philosopher, and author, Jane Addams. Jane Addams was an advocate…

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  • Essay On The Progressive Movement

    were becoming more educated and were often employed during this time, improving their life chances and offering them more social status to make these declarations. Most women were part of volunteer organizations such as knitting clubs, church groups, or a book club. These events gave the women a place to announce their ideas and beliefs; as well as allowing them a place to organize. One of the most important female figures during progressivism was Jane Addams, the founder of the Hull House in…

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