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  • Jane Addams Essay

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    Jane Addams founded Hull House in 1889, along with her friend Ellen Starr. Jane had a very compassionate heart from the time she was a young girl. Everywhere she went, Jane had a desire to help people less fortunate than herself. Jane's father helped shape her to become more charitable to others less fortunate. Even as a young girl Jane wanted to know why all people did not live in nice homes with yards like her own. One day she saw a part of town that was run down and she could hardly believe that

  • Jane Addams Essay

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    society, one woman rose above the gap between the classes in order to help individuals, who were less fortunate than she. Her name was Jane Addams and this paper will focus on her life-long contributions to help the poor.      Jane Addams was born on

  • Essay about Jane Addams

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    An American pragmatist and feminist, Hull-House founder Jane Addams (1860-1935) came of age in time of increasing tensions and division between segments of the American society, a division that was reflected in debates about educational reform. In the midst of this diversity, Addams saw the profoundly interdependent nature of all social and political interaction, and she aligned her efforts to support, emphasize and increase this interdependence. Education was one of the ways she relied on to overcome

  • Jane Addams : A Life Of Dignity

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    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

  • Jane Addams And The Hull House

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    Jane Addams and the Hull House Can you imagine living in a run-down neighborhood, with streets full of garbage? How about having to watch young children play in the streets wearing dirty, ragged clothes? Jane Addams grew up in a place like this, and she wanted to make changes in the world, so she founded the Hull House. How did the Hull House have a positive impact on people and America? It helped create new laws, teach immigrants important skills, improved education, and inspired others to fight

  • Fighting For Social Reform : Jane Addams

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    Social Reform Though not widely known, Jane Addams’ influence and ideals can be seen throughout society. Born many years ago in 1860, the solutions for which she strived for are ageless. Women were considered the weaker sex, and forced to conform to traditional feminine roles such as staying at home and being primarily a nurturer. The issues that Jane Addams fought for, such as social justice and equality, are issues still prevalent in today’s society. Jane Addams aspired to create a world in which everyone

  • Mary Wollstonecraft And Jane Addams

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    Wollstonecraft advocated for women's right and education. As a liberal thinker, Wollstonecraft desired a society with equal rights for men and women. In the U.S., Jane Addams developed the philosophy of socialized education, and was the pioneer is social work and women's right. Born in different times and different continents, Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Addams contributed greatly for the women's right movement and education. Comparing and contrasting this two women, we can notice some similarities. Both have

  • Essay about Jane Addams

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    An American pragmatist and feminist, Hull-House founder Jane Addams (1860-1935) came of age in time of increasing tensions and division between segments of the American society, a division that was reflected in debates about educational reform. In the midst of this diversity, Addams saw the profoundly interdependent nature of all social and political interaction, and she aligned her efforts to support, emphasize and increase this interdependence. Education was one of the ways she relied on to overcome

  • Jane Addams And Gloria Steinem

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    achievements are still recognized and remembered today. Jane Addams is a historical feminist who changed the lives for the women of her time, and is still talked about to this day. While feminism was huge in the earlier years of America, there are contemporary feminists who fight for the rights and equality of women that are still not met. In recent years, Gloria Steinem has spoken up for the equality of women and pushed for social reform. Jane Addams and Gloria Steinem are more than feminists, they are

  • The Impact Of Jane Addams And Civil Rights

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    for civil rights, but not many white people tried to make that same difference. Jane Addams was one of the few white people who made this effort; she had an even bigger impact on civil rights since she was female and wealthy, along with her skin color. Jane Addams got involved in promoting civil rights because she grew up around many sophisticated adults that also supported it. In fact, her own father was Addams’ greatest influence and she grew up only knowing what he taught her. When she was

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