Women Rights Activist , Anti-War Activist , Philanthropist
- (1860–1935) can be labeled the first woman “public philosopher” in United States history.
- known for her pioneering work in the social settlement movement
- Hull-House opened in 1889. Among its offerings were classes on Shakespeare, classical music concerts, and discussions of fine art.
- In addition to her work at the Hull House, Addams began serving on Chicago's Board of Education in 1905, later chairing its the School Management Committee.
- Five years later, in 1910, she became the first female president of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections (later renamed the National Conference of Social Work).
- Newer Ideals of Peace, published in 1907
- After World War I began, Addams became chair of the Women's Peace Party.
- She found the inspiration that would lead her to fight for the rights of children, help the poor, and become the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Its founder and director, despite poor health, was the inspiration and fighting force behind a score of movements for reform and the betterment of mankind. Of all the causes she espoused, the dearest to her heart was the cause of disarmament and peace.
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- She was a activist and created the hull house as well as peace meetings
- The Hull House charter read that it was "to provide a center for a higher civic and social life; to institute and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago
The organizations that she started tried to equalize the inequality between people and educate them on things they had in common as well as the qualities that made them unique; because she believed that the "things that make men like are finer and better than the things that keep them apart"
"The dependence of classes on each other is reciprocal"
Me my self and I
When the city ignored her reports on the garbage conditions in her ward, she tried to get a job as the garbage collector. The city did not give her that job, but in 1895, appointed her the inspector of garbage.