Jane Addams

Abby Kaiser

Jane Addam's Perspective

Jane Addams was best known as one of the early female social reformers in the United States. When Addams was a child, she saw many government and business problems that harmed many people. She never forgot how much these people suffered. On one of her European trips, she saw work being done to help the poor and when she saw this, she began her job- seeking social justice. Addams and Ellen Gates Starr cofounded Hull House. Here, people like immigrants, the sick, the poor, or the aged could seek help. Besides helping the lower class people, Jane Addams was also involved with the woman suffrage and peace movements. Addams wanted everyone to be equal being she was in the lower class as well.