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1 Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn Monday December 19, 2011

2 Married John Huey Addams in 1844 in Pennsylvania Moved to Illinois Gave birth to 8 children (4 survived to adulthood) Jane was the youngest Sarah died during her ninth pregnancy in 1862

3 Married Sarah Weber in 1844 Successful businessman (mill owner, railroad executive, bank president) Helped found Illinois Republican Party Illinois State Senator, Known for his integrity Friend & supporter of Abraham Lincoln Married Anna Haldeman in 1868 Died of appendicitis in 1881 Left Jane $50,000 (over $1 million today)

4 Graduated from Rockford Female Seminary in 1881 After her fathers death, she attended the Womens Medical College in Philadelphia Dropped out for health reasons Was baptized a Christian in 1886 Travelled to Europe in the 1880s

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7 First settlement house in the U.S., founded in 1889 Built by John Hull at 800 South Halsted Street Jane Addams paid for much of the capital expenses and operating costs Many wealthy women became longtime donors Became a 13 building complex with playground and summer camp

8 Aid in the solutions of life in a great city, to help our neighbors build responsible, self-sufficient lives for themselves and their families. To provide a center for a higher civic and social life; to institute and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago.

9 Teach by example Practice cooperation Practice social democracy

10 night school for adults kindergarten classes clubs for older children a public kitchen an art gallery a coffeehouse night school for adults kindergarten classes clubs for older children a public kitchen an art gallery a coffeehouse a gym a girls' club a bathhouse a book bindery a music school a drama group a library a gym a girls' club a bathhouse a book bindery a music school a drama group a library

11 Hull House became a world center for social reform activity Became involved in city-wide and state-wide campaigns for: better housing improvements in public welfare stricter child-labor laws protection of working women Addams helped found the Progressive Party Backed Theodore Roosevelt for President in 1912

12 Addams was criticized for her pacifist views In 1915 was elected president of the Womens International League of Freedom and Peace Spoke and wrote on behalf of the League of Nations Was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, the first U.S. woman to be honored

13 influenced legislation on child labor laws, occupational safety and health provisions, compulsory education, immigrant rights, and pension laws Chicagos first public playground, bathhouse, and public gymnasium investigated housing, working, and sanitation issues the first juvenile court in the United States influence on urban planning and the transition to a branch library system champion of national child labor laws, womens suffrage, childrens bureau, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, and other reforms Charter member of the NAACP, early founder/supporter of the ACLU Pacifist movement and support of League of Nations Over 5,000 settlement houses nationally by 1920

14 Hull House was moved in 1963 to make way for the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois The Hull House Museum was relocated on campus Designated a U.S. Historic landmark in 1965

15 Photograph by Wallace Kirkland

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