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    Her beliefs were well known and she even, quite radically, challenged Woodrow Wilson’s decision to enter into World War I with impunity. Addams helped to found several organizations such as the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Many other women were attracted to advocate for progressive reforms as a result of Addams’s work, the American labor and civil rights landscape might be very different today without her influence. To cap off a lifetime of achievement the first Nobel Peace Prize ever to be granted to a women was awarded to Jane Addams in 1931 for introducing settlement houses to…

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    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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    Throughout the world multitudes of individuals from different races, cultures, and backgrounds, strive to reach America for a dream, the American Dream. When striving to reach the American Dream countless immigrants sacrifice their lives, homes, and family, leaving everything behind in hopes of a better life, never imagining that in America it would also be grueling. Laura Jane Addams as a young child was given the entitlement of having nice clothes, food, a shelter, but most importantly a…

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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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    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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    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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    John H Johnson was one of the most influential African-American historian that I've ever studied because he started his own company in a black community full of poverty which was often invaded by white supremacists. In his magazine, he supported black civil rights leaders by writing about the struggle for the children and businesses. Though he grew up in poverty, he tried very hard to get a good education this lead him to write and read extremely well. He started Jet magazine with a 500 dollar…

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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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    Communities Since 1902," n.d.). The senior services, provides transportation for seniors to and from LSH and their medical appointments. They also provide counseling and a food cupboard for seniors that need a little help. In addition, arts and crafts, computer instructions, and line dancing are offered in attempts to keep seniors active. The CARES program at the Lutheran Settlement House was created to help people manage the stress that comes with being a caregiver. This program offers…

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    the uncomfortable and harsh environments. Not only were the workers treated badly at their homes, but also their jobs. Workers were put under harsh working environments that consist of injuries and low wages. Adults were not the only ones going through this suffering, children were being treated as if they were not people, less than humans. An example that proves the mistreatment of the workers it states, “three boys...were injured at one machine in a neighboring factory for lack of…

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