Jane Addams

Little Facts

  • She was born on September 6,1860 and Died May 21,1935.  
  • She was born in Cedarville, Illinois and Died in Chicago.
  • Jane was born 1 out of 9 children.
  • In 1881 she graduated from Rockford Female Seminary.
  • On December 10, 1931 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  
  • She wrote 2 books in er life time.

Affects on Work

  • Women's rights activist
  • World War 1 was going on
  • She was a anti-war

Major Contributions

  • Jane founded Chicago's Hull House- it provided services for the immigrant and poor population.
  • Served on Chicago's board of Education.
  • First female president of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections.
  • Founder of the Chicago Federation of Settlements.

This is the Hull House that she founded.

Interesting Information

  • She was Valedictorian of her class.
  • There were 17 people in her graduating class.
  • Jane majored in health issues
  • She spent most of her life in the hospital.  
  • She was family friends with Abe Lincoln

URL

http://www.biography.com/people/jane-addams-9176298

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