By: Kaleigh Vaught
Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement activist, social worker, public philosopher, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. She was one of the most prominent reformers of the Progressive Era. She created the first Hull House. She helped turn American to the issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, local public health, and world peace. She thought that if women were responsible to clean up the community they needed to be able to vote to do so. She is increasingly being recognized as a member of the American Pragmatist school of philosophy. in 1889 she co-founded the Hull House, and in 1920 she was co-founder for the ACLU. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States.