Jane Addams life as a child was not easy, she had a congenital spinal defect which led to her never being physically strong and her father who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War always showed that his thoughts of women were that they were weak, and especially her with her condition. But besides that she lived a very privileged life since her father had many famous friends like the president Abraham Lincoln.
Many women in the early 1900’s sought for change. Some rose to power and took leadership over many organizations that pushed for equality. Women’s battle for voting rights was specifically led by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul. These women devoted most of their life to create a foundation which we live upon today. Women’s struggles lasted many decades until they finally achieved some equality under the 19th amendment.
Throughout history women have constantly had fewer constitutional rights and profession openings than men, primarily because women have continuously been considered inferior to men. The working class also possessed fewer rights during the 1800s. Workers were bound to their employers and had little to no rights. As the years moved on, much of that began to change. Employed citizens had little to no voting rights, and they kept trying until they achieved what they wanted. Inspired by this, women saw the success and decided to fight for their own rights. This set women on a path to seek and secure all women political rights. Through peaceful protests, publicity stunts, and nonviolent militant force, women and some men attempted to gain political
"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.
In the years between 1900 to 1930, there were some detrimental events of Mexican migration, Stock Market Crash, etc. But the three decades was more beneficial than detrimental. In the 1920s, America reached their highest standard of living of all time. People were getting the job and making more money. Two biggest industry of that time were Automobile and construction. The period between 1900-1930 was beneficial in women right and economy, Americans' Civil Liberty Rights, US economic growth because of World War 1, and the Industrial Growth in the 1920s.
The causes of the Progressive era were unsafe working conditions. The progressive era was trying to progress forward and make things better and safer. One very important thing the progressive era did was make working conditions safer and that is what ida tarbell did for the standard oil company. Ida tarbell noticed the unsafe working conditions and fixed it. Ida tarbell had a huge impact on the progressive era and how we live today.
Jane Addams once firmly stated, "Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation." Her mission was to keep the people 's interest in the eyes of the country and to help them progress as a society in the wake of the corrupted Gilded Age. With the American people in the grasps of big industries and immigrants looking for a better life struggled in a nation where the dollar sign was held over politicians and the middle class and poor people, they needed help. Jane Addams, a kind woman who established a settlement house for the poor nineteenth ward of Chicago, had an astounding influence upon American society through social reforms in urban cities and influence
The women’s suffrage movement paved the way for equal voting rights for all women throughout the twentieth century. Many strong and inspiring women fought for the rights that we now have today. One of them, including Alice Paul. Paul played a major role in pressuring Congress to pass the 19th amendment. Instead of sitting quietly in peaceful protests and campaigns, she refused to be a small voice in a sea of power-hungry men and oppressed women and made herself and women’s struggles known to America. She grabbed America’s attention through various tactics, including marches and picketing in front of the White House, and fought for equality until her death.
There are thousands of distinguished social workers who have obtained a series of accomplishments to be recognized for. One of the most influential in history, was Jane Addams. Jane Addams was an International President, she was a part of The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and she was a sociologist, pioneer social worker in America, feminist, and internationalist (Nobel Media, 2013). She was valedictorian of her graduating class of seventeen in college (Brown, 2005). Her field of practice was being a part of the Peace movement. Her major accomplishment was being the second woman to receive the peace prize. She founded the international league for peace and freedom in 1919, and worked to help the poor and stop the use of
The Progressive Era was a time of change across America, a time when the country chose to reform into an industrialized urban country. Prosperity was widespread across America, so people turned to social issues to try to expand. Minorities in particular became a focus of this time period, and everyone tried to find a way to integrate them into society. The Progressive Era marked a turning point for women in America because it was when women took their values that they taught in the home and applied them to social, political, and labor issues.
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.
Jane Addams, born in Cedarville, IL in 1860, was a very independent woman who was looked up to by many people and seen as the most prominent woman of her time. She shared the common culture of Social Christianity although, she was not trying to do her efforts for religious practice. Growing up without a father, because he killed himself, and a having a husband who was an abusive alcoholic taught her a way to be humble. She was not like others who were racist and looked down on the poor she saw an equal in everyone and just wanted to help. In a time period of poverty and discrimination, with the help of Jane Addams, the Hull House was an escape route for immigrants, and an uprising for Social Christianity. Social Christianity is a type of religious
Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, depicts the struggles of Lithuanian immigrants as they worked and lived in Chicago’s Packingtown at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. The United States experienced an enormous social and political transformation; furthermore, the economy, factories, and transportation industry grew faster than anyone had ever seen. Immigrants and migrants were attracted to city life for its promise of employment and their chance at the American Dream. The poor working class had little to no rights, and they grappled with unfair business practices, unsafe working conditions, racism, Social Darwinism, class segregation, xenophobia, political corruption, strikes, starvation, poor housing,
“These two amendments allowed men to vote, but still permitted states to deny the vote to women” (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013). Once they submitted their votes, they immediately had a warrant out for them because women were not able to vote during this time. After they were caught, they were taken to trial, which lasted for a long year (McDavitt 1944). However, the question for women suffrage bubbled up to the service, which proved to legislation that they needed equal rights for women (McDavitt 1944). According to the textbook, Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony formed the Woman Suffrage Association and started working towards getting the women the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013). Finally in 1920, the nineteenth amendment was presented and allowed the women in the United States the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. (2013). When thinking about how the women felt about not be able to speak up with voting situations is horrible. We are truly blessed that there were women who spoke their mind and changed the women’s lives for the
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.