Jane Addams

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Early life

Jane Addams was the leader in woman's suffrage. She was a pioneer settlement social worker, as well as public philosopher and sociologist. She was also an author.

Jane Addams' parents are John H. Addams and Sarah Weber. She was born on September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Jane Addams spent her childhood by going outdoors and reading. She also attended Sunday School.


Jane Addams was famous because created a settlement house for the poor and the immigrants. She is a pacifist who fought for peace rather than war. She fought against child labor. She made the Hull House in 1889 and paid for all of the capital expense and most of the operating costs. Jane Addams was a charter member of the American Sociological Society, which was founded in 1905. She is a major figure in international peace movements. She served as president or The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1915.

Hull House is the Best Settlement House!

Major Accomplishments

  • Jane Addams is in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
  • Jane Addams won an awards for Famous Americans Series.
  • Jane Addams made the Hull House.

Why I Researched This Person

I researched Jane Addams because she made the Hull House and earned a lot of awards. She made the Hull House for the poor and immigrants.