Jane Adams

Early life

Jane adams was born September 6, 1860 in Illinois. She was the 8th of 9 children. Her father served 16 years as the state senator and fought in the civil war. Janes mother had died when she was just two years old. Janes family lived in a large house in the country. She had seen other young kids living in the rundown city where her dad worked, which inspired her work in the future.


1. Jane won the nobel peace prize for being a pioneer in social work, a feminist, and a internationalist.

2. Women didnt have the right to vote and she believed women should have a voice. She also wanted women to make a life for themselves and persue a career that they would enjoy.

3.she wrote a book called "Newer Ideals of Peace." In the early 1900's.

4. She was the president of the "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom" She served as president until 1929. Then was honorary president until the end of her life.

5.in 1889 her and her friend Ellen Gates Starr rented a run down mansion that used to belong to a man named Charles Hull. Many Europeian immigrants were searching for a new life. So her and her friend created the hull house to help these immigrants get a life going for themselves.