Jane Addam's Life And Accomplishments

440 Words2 Pages
Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois. Her mother died when she was only a few years old, which may have spurred her ambitions to become a doctor when she was very young, but she was unable to fulfill her ambitions, due to her often back pains, and was sick most of the time. In 1877, Jane attended the Rockville Female Seminary where she learned to write and speak with authority, traits that would be useful for years to come. When she graduated in 1881, she became ill and depressed, and became more so after her father died that same year when she was only 21. With her father dead, Jane moved to Philidelphia where she enroled in the Women 's Medical College, once more trying to fulfill her childhood dream. Jane never…show more content…
While in Chicago, she also educated the poor and spoke often at church groups and women 's clubs. In 1898,Jane became known for her speeches and was even recommended to meet with President Wilson by a friend of his, Charles R. Crane, who had attended a speech of hers. She even attempted to stop World War I. She also encouraged meditation and became an officer of the Progressive party and the Women 's International League for Peace and Freedom. She was even offered a job by the Red Cross, but she refused because it was run by the military and therefore, supported war. In 1931, Jane received the Nobel Prize for what she had done, including Hull House and many other acheivements. She died on May 21, 1935. I admire Jane because of her many admirable qualities, such as resilience, determination, confidence, leadership and integrity. She showed resileince through her bearing the many hardships she endured, such as the deaths of her mother and father, and the mental breakdown of her brother Weber. Through this she also showed

More about Jane Addam's Life And Accomplishments

Open Document