I nominate Jane Addams to receive the humanitarian award based on her teaching, environmental justice, community building, and child advocacy. September 1889, she bought a run-down mansion, named Hull-House, in Chicago to house her experimental effort to aid in the solution of social and industrial problems within a city. Hull-house contained many life changing opportunities for men, women, children, and immigrants; including English classes, medical services, and lectures. Addams became a nationally known social critic and a powerful advocate of the poor. Addams also addressed the issues of women’s suffrage, an eight-hour workday, and abolition of child
Jane Addams was born September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois. She was the eighth of nine children, and her father was a rich industrialist. In her lifetime she was a pioneer and social worker in America, and received her Bachelor's degree from Rockford College for women. She was also a progressive hero because she helped the community become a better place by helping people in need. Addams enjoyed helping people, and her visit to the Toynbee Hall inspired her to create something similar to it.
Woman have since suffered throughout history and were trying to find a voice for themselves since the dawn of time. Abigail Adams is a phenomenal woman who influenced and spoke for all women’s rights within the time period of the 1700s to the early 1800s because they struggled to have a voice for themselves. The book “Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary American Woman” written by Charles W. Akers depicts how she grew up to be the woman she was known for till this day. She was born Abigail Smith to the parents of William and Elizabeth Smith on November 22, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Her parents had taught her three sisters and herself on how to be patient within life and never speak badly of those who are not presently around, they also had
Not only was Jane Addams a leader in the American Progressivism Movement, but she contributed in many other aspects of American history. Her most notable contribution is Hull House, one of the first settlements in America, she created in the West Side of Chicago in 1889. Jane Addams’ motivation for creating the Hull House was not only what I think she felt as her moral and religious obligation to provide some type of relief to those suffering around her, but everyone else’s lack of action and her need to find some type of meaning in her life. After her father’s death and her traveling through Europe for six years Jane began experiencing self-doubt and depression which caused her to notice a lack of meaning in the “comfortable life of a privileged woman” (Lane).
In the United States, Historians and people in the public, look at the American Revolution as the first key step to creating the American Nation. With War came many struggles for families. Men indeed were forced to fight in the war, but what about Women? Along with men, Women were also a major part of the war. To be part of the war, it was not necessary that they had to be fighting.
Several people equate being politically active to voting, however, even though women were denied the right to vote, historians and scholars recognize that women still played an active political role throughout the “Revolutionary Period”. The passing of the Townshend Act played part in growing women’s political self-awareness. One way that women were politically active was by boycotting British goods. They homespun their cloth rather than using imported cloth. They also substituted herbal teas and coffee after the British placed new regulations on imported non- British tea.
The 1920s was a crazy decade for Americans. More people were now living in rural areas instead of the country side, the wealth of the country doubled, and many were buying the same things due to better advertising, but the most exciting thing was the new lifestyle changes that were happening to women. Societies view of a woman would completely change during this amazing decade. Women were now able to vote, try new fashion styles, listen to more unique music, and experience a new social freedom. The most drastic change was women’s lives in politics.
Were women important to United States history? Let’s be honest, majority of the time women get maybe a few pages in textbooks and are rarely covered in most history classes. The Progressive Era is where this changes; where women are finally brought into the limelight. The role of women within the Progressive Era and the establishment of the welfare system were both audacious and necessary because the welfare system could not have happened without women’s willingness to fight for the society as a whole, not just themselves.
A woman being in combat or on enemy lines has been a controversial issue for decades. It has been debated that women do not compare to men when it comes to physical stature. “The army’s own opinion surveys prior to 2001 consistently reported 85% to 90% of enlisted women oppose ‘being assigned to combat units on the same basis as men”’ (Schlafly 20). Women prefer to be with only women, while men prefer to fight with other men. Women are currently allowed to serve in combat, but not in positions such as infantry.
In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles. Antigone is portrayed as an extremely strong character. Through her words and actions, she lays some very early foundations for feminism. Feminism today is described as the radical notion that women are people. Even though Antigone by Sophocles existed before the word Feminism, that doesn't mean it couldn't show some of its primary fundamentals.
The change for women during the late 1930s through to the end of WWII Within this Encyclopedia article it will be discussing about how women’s roles and rights changed through the late 1930s to when World War II ended. With women during the late 1930s they began to contribute more to the economy due to how it would mean for a bit more income to support their families. Thus, when more years passed on by more women thought they should have the same amount of equal rights just as the men did. So they would then create movements and protest.
Many portray the 1920s as a time of lighthearted leisure and prosperity. When in fact this period consisted of significant economic , social and cultural conflicts. Technological innovations sparked the economy and life post war was significantly different with the introduction to what we know as the “New women” the new women also sparked many social conflicts. Along with the New women tension between religion and science also sparked many important conflicts during the time we know as the Jazz Age.