Jane Addams

By Courtney

Background information

Jane Adams was the youngest child out of four in her family. Born in Cedarville, Illinois in 1860. Her father was a wealthy industrialist and a good friend with Abraham Lincoln. Jane was also part of one of the wealthiest and respected families in the community.

"We stand today united in a belief in beauty, genius, and courage, and that these can transform the world"

10 facts

1. Jane was a founder of the Hull house

2. Became the Vice President of National Women's Trade Union League

3. First woman to be elected president national conference of charities and corrections

4. Organizes women's peace party

5. Founded women's international league for peace and freedom

6. First head of national federations of settlements and neighborhood centers

7. Helped NAACP

8. Helps find ACLU

9. First Vice President of national American women's suffrage association

10. Receives noble peace prize