"We stand here today united in a belief in beauty, genius, and courage, and that these can transform the world" Jane Addams was an incredible woman who helped make the changes in child labor laws and the rights of workers that occurred during the Progressive Era. She took action to get corporations to raise wages and improve workplace quality for poor Americans, even though she herself was rich. She fought to make America go through an evolution both mentally and physically by making people aware of the struggles of working immigrants and making sure changes happened to keep workers safe as they provided for their families.
The United States of America has, and will always be, a country where immigrants and refugees can migrate to, internally and internationally, to vastly improve their lives. During the late 19th century in the US, there was a massive influx of immigrants from all over the world, as well as movement of people already living in the US to different areas. These people were primarily seeking better job opportunities due to numerous economic issues in foreign countries and social tensions in the post-Reconstruction US. Therefore, the US became much more culturally diverse and areas were inhabited to form mini “hubs” for people of similar ethnicities and races to live together. Although internal migration in the US had a big impact
Civil rights demonstrates that all people, no matter what race, religion, color or class, are equal and have equal rights. Although the civil rights time period is a subject that is not talked about much today, it was years ago when there was a lot of segregation and discrimination. There were many African Americans who made a difference in their fight for civil rights, but not many white people tried to make that same difference. Jane Addams was one of the few white people who made this effort; she had an even bigger impact on civil rights since she was female and wealthy, along with her skin color.
One of the most impacting organizations in social welfare was the settlement house. Most of them were large buildings in crowded immigrant neighborhoods where workers provided helpful services for people. Settlements aimed for their ultimate goal to be to preserve human values in a rapidly industrializing age. Every worker’s goal was to teach middle class values to the poor. They wanted to help the immigrants adjust to their new way of life. Settlement houses impacted the Gilded Age in a positive manner because they provided educational and recreational services to the community.
If you're reading this, thank you for taking your time to read this message. I am Grant Zhang, a District 86 resident and incoming freshman student of Hinsdale Central High School. As a graduate of Westview Hills Middle School of the Maercker School District 60, I am right around the area of the line which would be drawn for the boundary change. I know people on both sides of this proximity line, and to see us divided would not only be a pain for me, but a pain for this entire D60 community. However, there are other reasons besides emotional reasons on why the boundary line should be changed based on which District 86 school certain students will attend.
The documentary, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, asks the big question regarding this controversial housing project: why did it fall? The Pruitt-Igoe housing project was meant to help impoverished people. Through this, the housing committee wanted to provide a safe place for kids to play, families to live, and most of all allow the city of St. Louis to prosper. Instead of Pruitt-Igoe cleaning up the city and providing more job opportunities, it created concentrated poverty and hyper segregation. Along with these demographic factors, the lack of maintenance and end of World War II added additional pressures to Pruitt-Igoe. After opening, the maintenance crew slowly dwindled away, leaving the buildings in filth for its residents. Trash was no longer removed,
I am not going to answer that question just yet. Without assessing all of the information to prevent the making of unfounded accusations. First things first you may be asking yourself what a Triangle Shirtwaist is. A triangle shirtwaist is a type of blouse that many women wore in the early 1900's. You probably may want to acquaint yourself with the victims of the inferno. A vast, vast majority of the casualties were Jews from Italy or Russia. A high count of them was under the age of 25. Now let's talk about the owners the company. The names of the owner's of the company were Max Blanck and Isaac Harris As soon as the news of the inferno hit the printing presses the citizens
Around the last decade of the ninetieth century, a Danish immigrant called Jacob Riis immersed himself in the dwellings of the oppressed class in New York City. He aimed to expose the living conditions of these people, in addition to narrate their conducts and how they responded to their environment. Riis firmly judged the tenements in which these outliers lived, as the nurturers of evilness and demolishers of human life. According to Riis, the root problems that aggravated the living in the tenements were predominantly the callous landlords, the absence of sanitary environments, and distance of the outsiders to the American values.
People think the Devil Baby is real, because of the stories behind it, and the history of the Hull House as well. The Devil Baby was a baby that was said to have lived in the Hull House in Chicago. People say that they see the Devil Baby in the window of the Hull House. People say he still lives in the Hull House. They say he has pointed ears, hooves and claws. Others say that he doesn’t exist at all. There are plenty of different stories about the Devil Baby, but there are two that seem right. Here are the two different stories about the Devil Baby in Hull House. There are different stories about the Devil Baby (The Paranormal Guide). The first one is about an Italian women had a baby and her husband tore off the a holy picture of the Virgin Mary in the bedroom. Then man said that he would want
As kids, many of us grow up with stories of super heroes and people of greater power that help the helpless. We grow up thinking that only bad things happen in stories where heroic mutants can fix it. As adults, we start to see how messy the world is and wish those super heroes in stories were real. Just like Marvel has their Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the real world has social workers, who act as agents of change. An agent of change in the field of Social Work seeks to improve or restructure parts of the system that could be flawed or in some way harming people’s well-being. An agent of change advocates for others and promotes social and economic justice; change is initiated on behalf of individual people or groups of people to provide services or resources and to change or encourage change for policies (Kirst-Ashman, 2016). Two people that are great examples of being agents of change are Florence Kelley and Jane Addams.
Everyone knows about the huge fire that was happened in Chicago in 1871 right? Well if you haven't, why are you reading this first? Go read "The Great Fire" by Jim Murphy! Done? Okay then let's get started! So, In paragraph 13, the author says and I quote " Chicago had been built largely on soggy marshland that flooded every time it rained." When the people who were first building the city had this problem, they came up with a pretty good solution ( at least that's what they probably thought) They decided to build the whole city out of wood, this includes the sidewalks, houses, outhouses, (yuck!) sheds, and a lot of other things. ( see paragraph 11) The thing is that wood can catch on fire very easily, even the author said " the 23,000 acres
The article, “Malden Mills Case,” written by Penelope Washbourne, profiles a fire that broke out in 1995 and destroyed the sole textile mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This fire caused significant job loss and a substantial downfall in the residential area because the mill was the community’s one livelihood. While the factory was being rebuilt, the owner, Aaron Feuerstein, showed great morality by paying his employees for various months and by continuing their health insurance until the mill was reconstructed. Despite Feuerstein’s efforts, life was never the same for the community. Not just this, the Feuerstein family had more debt than the insurance payoff. Along the face of this trial, the Feuerstein’s could have simply given up and prompted
Everywhere we go we see many different types of building constructions. Throughout the years construction workers have been finding new ways how to make an incredible structures or households. We are seeing new configurations on buildings that look very nice, especially the fancy hotels. Although many firefighters have been keeping a close eye how construction workers are constructing a building. Many firefighters have lost their lives because of building collapse or because the building losts it 's intergrity. Since firefighters fear of losing their lives in a burning structural building, they have made many restrictions on how construction workers could make their buildings more safer for the safety of firefighters. There are some current
Many people do not understand what the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity is truly about. It is commonly assumed to be an organization that builds and gives away free homes to those who are less fortunate. While Habitat for Humanity does indeed help the less fortunate find safe and affordable housing, they do not just give the homes away. Habitat for Humanity helps people by building nice homes which are affordable to them. Applicants go through a very lengthy process to become eligible for a Habitat for Humanity home. In many cases, Habitat for Humanity provides financial counseling for the applicants. They have to meet many qualifications and