Jane Addams : A Life Of Dignity

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Have you ever seen or thought of an ongoing problem and wanted to do something about it. Well Jane Addams did that, she took action in a problem at a very young age. She saw all the poor and the less fortunate and helped them. Through the hardships, life in the fast lane, and medical issues, she helped many people start their lives all over. So, how did Jane Addams go from a life of privilege to a life of servitude? Jane Addams was many things. She was a pacifist which means she was anti war supporter. She was a women’s rights activist, and internationally known for participating in the national association for the advancement of colored people. She did not believe in hurting people she had a vision of peace. She founded and opened Chicago’s first settlement home. Hull House helped almost all of the 1.1million people living in poverty in Chicago. She was one of the first of many women to attend college.
Early life
Laura Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860, the on eve of the civil war, in Cedarville Illinois. Her mother died when she was two years old during a pregnancy. Her father John Addams was a successful business man and a republican. She struggled with tuberculosis since she was born. Tuberculosis is a lung virus that is highly contagious and people cough a lot and it can cause them it cough up blood and can be faitle. Addams had a special father daughter relationship. She would always ask her father about the world. Her dad taught her to be a humble, polite
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