Jane Addam's Contribution To The Pragmatist Movement

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It seems almost ironic that a woman who contributed so much to the pragmatist movement grew up in a town as small as Cedarville, Il. But even though she grew up in a town that has only 725 people (Cedarville, Ill), her impact was a lot larger.
Jane was born in 1860 to John Huey Addams and Sarah Addams and grew up quite a reader. Unfortunately, she developed tuberculosis of the spine at four years old and was never the same again (Who is Jane Addams?) But this didn’t stop her from creating the legacy that she did.
One of the most important parts of Addams’s legacy and contribution to pragmatism was the creation of Hull House. Hull House was by far what Addams is known for. When she visited Europe in the 1880s, she was inspired by a settlement house called Toynbee Hall. This inspired her to create Hull house along with her good friend Ellen Gates Starr in 1889. It
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Because of the needs of the community, Addams established a nursery, a playground, and a kindergarten as parts of Hull House (History.com, Jane Addams). She lived in Hull House for the rest of her life, but the effects that she had on society were well beyond Hull House. One of the most radical ideas that Addams had during her era was about immigrants. She believed that the cultures of immigrants should be respected, but that they should also be helped to adjust to American life (History.com, Jane Addams).
Jane Addams was well known for her contributions to the feminist movement, and might be labelled as a lesbian in modern terms because of her romantic relationships with several close female friends. She was passionate about women’s suffrage and was even a leader of the National Women’s Suffrage Association. Hull House itself was a woman centered and had female authority. Which was rare during this time period. Addams was also able to write about inequality in a way that would make people of both sexes listen, which was very

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