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    Jane Addams and Frances Perkins have always been my idols. Growing up in the 21st century, where people have fought for rights they should have never been denied, it’s tough not to have a role model that advocated for the right things. To me, social well-being is important. Thriving communities have people that have implemented programs to assist the community in ways that reveal success for its individuals. Jane Addams was said person to the community of Chicago, Illinois. Jane Addams was passionate about advocating peace and freedom. She helped the poor, stopped the use of children as industrial laborers, worked to end the war, and gave women resources that benefited them greatly. Being a person who wanted the best for all, she saw an issue in a community and implemented a plan to fix the issue, which is one of the main reasons that social workers are valued so much. Addams became aware of the problems that Chicago’s poor suffered, so she opened a settlement house along with Ellen Gates Starr. At the Hull House, immigrants and the poor population that lived in the Chicago area were given access to various services such as a public kitchen, a gymnasium, a library, child care, and educational courses for adults and children. What Addams did stands out to me and is very important because I believe that this is the best way to help…

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    Jane Addams was born September 6, 1860 and died May 21, 1935. She was a remarkable person and left behind an awesome legacy of social and political activism. Jane was a pioneer American settlement social worker, a public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women’s suffrage and world peace. She began her contributions during the Progressive Era and was able to stand out and still leave a great mark during the times when Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were also making their…

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    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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    Jane Addams is an early leader in woman’s suffrage and a pioneer settlement worker in social reform in the United States. She is an exceptional woman who advanced the welfare of working class for adults and children, by 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…

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    Laura Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois on September 6, 1860. She was the eighth born of nine children, although only she, two sisters, and a brother survived to adulthood. Her father, John Huy Addams, was a businessman and a local political leader who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War. Jane’s mother, Sarah Weber Addams, died when she was two years old, so she did not have much contact with her. Jane Addams, known most importantly…

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    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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    An early leader in social reform in the United States, Jane Addams was a remarkable woman who advanced the welfare of working class adults and children by providing practical opportunities and political advocacy. 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…

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    Not a lot of women in United States history are talked about, but Jane Addams should definitely be one of them since she improved the lives of so many. She was a progressive reformer and an advocate for the settlement house movement. The settlement house movement was made to improve conditions for immigrants and other residents. Jane was a middle class American activist/reformer and leader in women's suffrage who improved the lives of many poor individuals. Although this was not the first…

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    The well known and respected activist Jane Addams wrote and delivered a speech in honor of George Washington’s birthday to Chicago’s Union League Club on February 23, 1903. Within the course of her speech she affirms her views on the significance of George Washington’s legacy. In addition, she uses George Washington’s legacy to make a point about the then-modern day society that she and the audience lived in. In order to effectively communicate her point, Jane Addams uses lots of rhetorical…

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    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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