Jane Addams Influence On Society

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Jane Addams Jane Addams once said, “I do not believe that women are better than men. We have not wrecked railroads, nor corrupted legislature, nor done many unholy things that men have done; but then we must remember that we have not had the chance.” Addams lived during the time where women had very few rights. To give women a job outside of their homes she opened up Hull House. Hull house was a place for immigrants to go for food, school, housing, etc. Addams took her ideas to the government and to the social world where she challenged social class, women’s rights, poverty, and world peace. She was a great influence in her era. Addams dedicated her life being a social reformer, feminist, internationalist, and a peacemaker. Addams was born …show more content…
Many of Addams accomplishments were done in the world of sociology. She rebelled against women standards which started a phenomenon that encouraged women to find jobs outside of doing housework all day everyday. At the end of her lifetime Addams had made many accomplishments and received admiration from the Roosevelt’s especially the first lady, Eleanor, who was also a large women’s rights activist(American). Addams definitely left a footprint in history as she is taught in schools all across the …show more content…
She also was able to spark a women rights rebellion that would soon become quite effective. It would be “soon” because she lived when the world wars were being written into history and all the men were being shipped away, so the women would take their jobs in the factories and other work places. Although it would be some time before women received more rights, she encouraged women to get into government affairs. In sociology classes across the United States Addams is being taught to students because of her large footprint in history and her remarkable work in the sociologic world.
It is important to learn about Jane Addams’ contributions to society because she spent her entire life rebelling against the norms of her time. Her rebellion has helped shape America into what it is today by encouraging the women of her era to get out of the house and make their mark on the world like she