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  • The Impact Of The Settlement House Movement

    Before and during the settlement house movement, conditions in the city slums were horrific. Sanitation was deplorable, most waste, human and otherwise, was thrown into the street and people lived in tenement houses where if one was lucky, their family got an entire room. People’s working conditions were not much better, they worked with heavy machinery in factories from dawn till dusk, averaging 14 hour days throughout the year and still didn’t make enough to properly support their family. Urban conditions were crowded, unhealthy, and dank, and yet still thousands of immigrants were drawn to them. This provided ample opportunity for philanthropy to help fill in the gaps in education, sanitation, and legislation. The two most important examples…

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  • Lutheran Settlement House Business Analysis

    Lutheran Settlement House is really the only social service agency within the community. It has been providing services to Fishtown and the Philadelphia area since 1902. The services since then may have changed but it’s core mission of “empowering individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” has not ("History | Lutheran Settlement House | Empowering Children, Adults, Families, and…

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  • Jane Addams's The Subjective Necessity For Social Settlements

    In her speech, “The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements” describes that young people have no way to change the social maladjustment in society. As Christians, the workers have a genuine desire to help the poor (Presentation,10/5). The actions and activities held at the house benefitted Addams and her colleagues. Her colleagues, Alzina Stevens and Florence Kelley benefited from the settlement house in certain career fields. Alzina Stevens became the first probation officer of the Juvenile…

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  • Early Jamestown

    Early Jamestown: Why Did So Many Colonists Die? English royalty and noblemen were very optimistic after they heavily funded the Jamestown expedition with the belief that the settlement would be a strong foundation towards the goal of colonizing the fertile lands of the Eastern Americas. Accomplishing such a daunting task meant the country potentially could have an abundant population to spread Christianity towards, discover new riches as the Spanish previously had done, and maybe uncover the…

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  • New England Colonies In The 1600's

    Many people came to the New World looking for new possibilities, freedom, and a place to settle and become an established, respectable land. Starting in the early 1600’s, the Virginia Company wanted a settlement in America. The Chesapeake colonies, including Virginia and Maryland first established the town of Jamestown. “Jamestown was intended to become the core of a long-term settlement effort, creating new wealth for the London investors and recreating English society in North America”…

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  • The Elizabethan Settlement

    Her solution was the creation of a Religious Settlement which was a middle way (in some occasions also called via media) between both religions - Catholicism and Protestantism. Firstly, it is important to define the term middle way. The Oxford Dictionary web page defines the term as “a policy or course of action which avoids extremes.” After the definition, the Elizabethan Settlement is understood as a religious policy which wanted to maintain peace between radicals of both religions. According…

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  • Why Puritans Were Successful In New England

    terrain helped farmers across the colony produce enough material to sustain themselves and the ability to trade with England, and the New England colony saw more independence from Britain than other colonies. One of the reasons for the Puritans’ success in England is because they were able to bring family members to the colony and they ventured with members of their former community. The ability to bring family members to the colony meant that women could take a larger role in society…

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  • Jamestown Settlement

    1860’s to 1900’s After the Jamestown settlers moved to the new capital of the Virginian government Williamsburg in 1699 CE, the settlement itself, became nothing more than farmland surrounded with a ruined church tower, and broken gravestones (Standard 1904:3). Only a few travelers visited Jamestown out of historical curiosity during the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century CE (Standard 1904:3). However, according to Mary Newton Standard’s 1904 archaeological document, Jamestown…

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  • Settlement Houses

    The Role of the Settlement Houses in American Life The “settlement house” was one of the most prominent organizations in the American history of social welfare. During the progressive era, there were a number of immigrants who moved to the United States. These immigrants faced a difficult life due to lack of shelter, food, health care, and education. In addition, they experienced harsh working conditions in the crowded cities and faced discrimination. As a result, the problems of the…

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  • Settlement In Canada

    The most apparent barrier preventing settlement was to gathering people to go in the first place. People who understood the harshness of leaving home for unknown lands, thought twice about making choices regarding recruitment. The Iroquois’ “threat of murderous incursions that had alarmed colonists” (Moogk 487), death can be a big deterrent. If getting people to go to Canada was not a big enough issue in the first place, preventing workers from returning home proved to be an even greater…

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