John H. Addams

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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…

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  • Jane Addam's Influence On American Women

    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…

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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

    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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  • How Did Jane Addams Improved Our Lives

    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: Most Influential African-American Activist

    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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  • The Progressivism Movement In The 19th Century

    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 and…

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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…

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  • Human Services Career Path

    Deinstitutionalization is the movement of large numbers of people from self-contained institutions to community-based setting, such as halfway houses, family homes, group homes, and single residential dwellings (Woodside 38-40). When deinstitutionalization began a need to provide services to those affected became apparent; therefore, the field of Human Services was developed. Clients had multiple needs, limited knowledge, and limited resources. The human services professional assisted clients…

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  • How Did Jane Addams Contribute To Social Reform

    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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