Compare And Contrast Jane Addams And Florence Kelley

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If Jane Addams were to do speed dating, she would most likely have chosen, Florence Kelley as a suitor for her work and involvement as a social activist. Florence Kelley was outspoken about racial equality and an activist for child's rights. She helped to create the NAACP, and was the vice president of NAWSA. Jane Addams supported and spoke out for equal treatment for all people, therefore her social and moral beliefs were compatible with Florence Kelley’s. While Kelley started the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people, Addams started the Hull House. Both women had a mission to help minority people in America. Due to their similar interests and beliefs these two influential women would have been a match made in heaven.
Another possible suitor for Jane Addams was a woman named Mary Lease. Mary Lease believed that everyone should be treated equally. She was a supporter of social justice and women’s suffrage, and spoke out for the farmers alliance. Like
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Andrew Carnegie was one of the wealthiest men at the time, and had nothing in common with Jane Addams. Carnegie believed in survival of the fittest. He thought that only the well equipped and worthy should be successful, as seen in his famous quote, “And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department ”. Jane Addams on the other hand believed that unless everyone prospered together, no one could prosper. Her famous quote, “The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life”, shows her belief that success must be achieved by everyone working together. Addams and Carnegie weren’t compatible politically, socially, or ethically, and therefore they would not be a very compatible
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