The Struggle In Jane Addam's Hull House

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The United States of America flourished during the nineteenth century as the Industrial Revolution and the Agricultural Revolution transformed the “island communities” into an array of new opportunities for American citizens and the immigrants who migrated to its shores. Beginning as a series of colonies, through the aid of Industrialization, urbanization, and immigration, America developed into a land of new beginnings, discoveries, and opportunities to be made through social reform, and expansion. New ideals developed as America became more technologically and economically advanced. Issues that were either left unsettled or ignored came back with a full force as a new communication line was being constructed from citizen to work place and from workplace to political figures. Some …show more content…
As discussed in Major Problems by Jane Addams herself Hull House was a place where “…it is possible to distinguish the leading voices, but the differences of training and cultivation between them and the voices of the chorus, are lost in the unity of purpose and the fact they are all human voices lifted by a high motive.” (MP, 235) What is meant by this is that Hull House is a place where there are teachers and students but that does not matter in the long run because each person is a part of the human race and the human race's survival is most important. The actions taken by Jane Addams and the women who ran Hull House shaped the lower class, and gave hope to those who lived within pulverized streets of Chicago. Through the efforts of the women in Hull House immigrants and lower income families developed the confidence to properly sustain themselves in the city life that surrounded them day to day. Other progressives who helped to change the way in which the world operated did it on a federal