Jane Addams was born September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois. She was the eighth child of John Huy Addams, who was a successful miller, banker, and landowner. She also grow up wealthy. She went to Rockford Female Seminary for her education. Jane Addams was known as a social worker.
I nominate Jane Addams to receive the humanitarian award based on her teaching, environmental justice, community building, and child advocacy. September 1889, she bought a run-down mansion, named Hull-House, in Chicago to house her experimental effort to aid in the solution of social and industrial problems within a city. Hull-house contained many life changing opportunities for men, women, children, and immigrants; including English classes, medical services, and lectures. Addams became a nationally known social critic and a powerful advocate of the poor. Addams also addressed the issues of women’s suffrage, an eight-hour workday, and abolition of child
Not only was Jane Addams a leader in the American Progressivism Movement, but she contributed in many other aspects of American history. Her most notable contribution is Hull House, one of the first settlements in America, she created in the West Side of Chicago in 1889. Jane Addams’ motivation for creating the Hull House was not only what I think she felt as her moral and religious obligation to provide some type of relief to those suffering around her, but everyone else’s lack of action and her need to find some type of meaning in her life. After her father’s death and her traveling through Europe for six years Jane began experiencing self-doubt and depression which caused her to notice a lack of meaning in the “comfortable life of a privileged woman” (Lane).
Primary Source Analysis: Why Women Should Vote, 1915 This document was originally published as a pamphlet authored by Jane Addams in the year 1915 as the title suggests. Jane Addams was a female reformer during the Progressive Era who heavily supported the women’s suffrage movement. She also challenged the traditional roles of women before and during this time period. At the young age of seventeen, Addams left home and attended the Rockford Female Seminary and later went on to found the Hull House in Chicago, Illinois (“The Progressive Era,”American Yawp).
In the United States there were countless reform movements that took place to help shape our very own United States. One of the most influential times of reform would have been considered the Progressive Era. Progressivism is put forth by many different historians, considered to be a movement created by various groups of people, in effort to boost their everyday lives by being more efficient and discard corruption. Historians like George Mowery “Progressivism:Middle Class Disillusionment” and Robert H. Wiebe “Progressivism Arrives” introduce us to these reformers as wealthier and higher class citizens in America. While Joseph Huthmacher brings up that the urban lower class are the people who stood up and provided the force for the reform.
Did you know that Abigail Adams concerned about women's rights? She once said to her husband, John Adams ”Remember the ladies”. She was also a vital confidant and advisor to her husband John Adams. She opposed slavery and supported women's education. She helped woman’s rights become like they are today.
No matter what gender you are, if you are thankful for women’s rights, you can thank Susan B. Anthony. Without her, women would not have an education, a right to vote, or rights in general. Although, for some reason, if you’re not thankful, let’s see if her story can change your mind. At a very young age, Susan B. Anthony started developing a strong sense of morals, and what they should be, but mostly, what they should not be. She and her family moved to Battenville, New York for the sake of her father receiving a better job opportunity.
Whether it be Susan B. Anthony, a women’s rights activist who dedicated most of her life for women to be able to obtain equal rights as men, or Coco Chanel, an influential women’s fashion designer who incorporated some of menswear into women’s attire like The Chanel Suit which was designed for women who wanted careers in male-dominating industries, they still played a role in women’s rights.
The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today,
Reflection #3 word count: All through history, our society has had problems with accepting the idea that women deserve the same right that men have. For example, during the 1800’s men believe that women were not strong enough to be someone in the real world; to now with men believing that a women is not capable of being someone powerful in the real world. It has taken almost 2,000 years to let women be treated as an actually human and not a poverty or an object. , to start seeing girl power and what they are able to become.
“I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony is considered by some as the founding mother of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Her goal: men and women treated equally under the eyes of the law and society. The 19th Amendment in 1920 would be the culmination event for this movement, but the winds of change began blowing in 1848.
All the reporters and fame is great, but i didn't do it all alone. The fight for women’s rights really took off, when my good friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton and I founded NAWSA. We truly were unstoppable. We had so much knowledge to fight back with. Day after day people would turn us down because we were women.
Before 1848, America was a nation where women couldn't vote, own property, manage their own money, or file a divorce—a drastic difference from today. That's what the nation was like before Elizabeth Cady Stanton advanced the fight for women’s rights through her voice and writings. Stanton's speeches helped women gain civil and voting rights in the past, and continues to do so today. Stanton took it upon herself to work relentlessly toward a better tomorrow for women across the United States. Through her words, she impacted women’s history for the better.