Essay about Jane Addams and Assignment

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Graded Assignment Humanitarian Award Follow the directions in the Student Guide to complete this graded assignment. Your teacher will use the rubric and scoring information at the end of this document to grade your assignment. When you are finished, submit this assignment to your teacher by the due date for full credit. (40 points) Criteria List the four criteria you have established for the humanitarian award and give an explanation of each. Criterion #1: Establishes Hull-House In Chicago, helping to launch the settlement house movement in the United State Explanation: Hull House (named for the home's first owner) opened its doors to the recently arrived European immigrants. Criterion #2: In September 1905,…show more content…
What issue or issues did this person address in his or her work? Give specific examples of the methods this person used to make changes - articles or books written, political actions taken, innovations made, etc. What reforms or changes took place as a result of the individual? Jane Addams was one of the first people in America who sought to improve the lives of these desperate poor. In Chicago she founded a settlement house (community center) called Hull House. Her work toward social improvements in Chicago, coupled with the work of other reformers, marked the beginning of the Progressive movement in America. Reaching its height in the early twentieth century, this movement sought to overcome the often dehumanizing effects of rapid industrialization through a variety of political, economic, and social reforms. Later in her life, Addams focused her energies on international problems, becoming a dedicated leader in the peace movement. Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois, only seven months before the start of the Civil War. Her mother died when she was two years old, and Addams was raised by her father, John Huy Addams. A successful businessman and politician, John Addams helped build Cedarville into a thriving community. He passed on to his daughter his belief in the ideals of hard work, achievement, democracy, and equality. He also imparted to Jane a high moral sense of responsibility and purpose, traits of his Quaker
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