Jane Addams Life And Accomplishments

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Did you know that up until the date 1931, no American women had won the Nobel Peace Prize. The first American woman to ever win this award was Jane Addams, otherly known as Laura Jane Addams. And although she is noted with the task of becoming the first American woman to win this huge honor, she can be marked with much more. Jane Addams lived a long life from September 6 1860 all the way to May 21 1935. During her lifespan she created the first settlement house in all of America. She changed the lives of those in need in all directions from the Hull House. She changed the world of which she lived in, but more importantly, she changed the world of those around her. Without the strongness, intelligent, and caringness in Jane’s personality, …show more content…

Jane also created the first playground in all of Chicago. Once there was a very wealthy man who owned a lot. Jane persuaded him to give her the lot of which she turned into the playground. During the depressing time of World War 1, Jane co founded the Woman’s Peace Party, and became the President of the organization. In the year 1931 Jane Addams became the second woman to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first American woman to ever win. During her lifespan, she wrote eleven books about how people should act, and her motives. She also founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Jane also left a legacy, two of the original Hull Houses are now Jane Addams museum. One inspiring quote was “Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.”-Jane Addams. To me that quote means that giving up too fast might have changed the way the world is now, so everyone should finish what they start. In the next paragraph, I will address the personal connection I feel between me and Ms.

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