Jane Addams : An American Social Reformer And Founder Of Hull House

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Throughout world history, there have been countless numbers of war that each occurred under very different circumstances for the countries participating. However, each war commonly took the lives of millions, breaking apart families and destroying cities. The 1900’s was a very unique time period because of the dramatic changes in warfare. New weapons were gradually introduced that increased the amount of damage that could be done with each addition. Over time cannons were replaced by machine guns and eventually nuclear weapons were experimented with. As stronger weapons were introduced, death tolls increased drastically. From the years 1910 to 1990, women across the globe passionately took stands not only against war, but against the extremities of the nuclear arms race. Jane Addams was an American social reformer and founder of Hull House, an organization that welcomed in European immigrants that recently migrated to the United States in 1915, a year after the first world war had begun. Sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, World War I was a war of unprecedented proportions that pitted Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan, and Italy against Austria-Hungary, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire. This new style of war included destructive weapons such as machine guns and tanks. The magnitude of this war shook the world as millions of men were killed and wounded (World War I History). In a published interview with the Foreign Ministers of Europe,

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