Jane Addams Contributions To Sociology

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Professor Linda Sociology 101 April 28, 2007 17398 Jane Addams Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois on September 6, 1860. Her father was an officer in the Civil War and served as state senator for sixteen years. The spark that was her father to help people and fight for what was right was passed on by the Addams. As a child, Addams was not allowed to participate in the normal activities that other children did because of health problems. She had a spinal deficiency and was forced to remain indoors most of the time, where she would spend time with her father. Her dad was the source of most of her political information and he was where she got her inspiration to help others. She graduated Valedictorian from Rockford Women's Seminary and was granted a bachelor's degree. She wanted to pursue the medical field and work in Philadelphia but was forced to retire her pursuit because of her health…show more content…
Since immigration began its big boom in the late 1800s, no one had paid any attention to the mistreatment they had been suffering. But finally, someone, Jane Addams, realized what she needed to do and did it and she was recognized all over the country for her efforts. Because of her accomplishment with Hull House, she was offered the opportunity to serve on Chicago's Board of Education and was given the title of Chairman of the School Management Committee in 1905. In 1909, she became the President of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections, the first woman ever offered that position. Because of all of her work in these positions, she was given the first honorary degree from Yale ever awarded to a woman. The whole time she was doing her other jobs; she was still in charge of Hull House and made it an American success story by all the attention it received and by all the people it

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