Presentation on theme: "Jane Addams Marissa Davis. Vocation Vocation –Social Worker/Activist at the Hull House. She pursued a career in medicine, but was forced to drop out due."— Presentation transcript:
Vocation Vocation –Social Worker/Activist at the Hull House. She pursued a career in medicine, but was forced to drop out due to health complications. She lived mostly off of a large inheritance from her father’s death (in today’s money, it would’ve been worth over one million dollars). Education Education – Graduated from Rockford Female Seminary in 1881 as valedictorian. Shortly attended the Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, but left due to health issues.
Religion Religion –Was baptized as a Presbyterian Christian, but regularly attended a Unitarian church. She believed and practiced the “social gospel” philosophy (it is a Christian’s duty to provide physical – rather than, or in addition to, religious – aid to the impoverished). Family Family –Her mother, Sarah Addams, died in childbirth, but she was very close to her father, John Addams (he later remarried). Her family was very wealthy, and she was the 8 th of 9 children.
Defining moment in decision to become a reformer? Defining moment in decision to become a reformer? –Addams was an avid reader, and was often inspired by her readings of the plight of the urban poor in Dickens novels. She read in a magazine of Toynbee Hall, the world’s first settlement house in London, and went to visit it. Inspired by this, and her recent baptism into the Christian community, she decided to take action. Greatest contribution to the Progressive Movement? Greatest contribution to the Progressive Movement? –She founded the Hull House in Chicago with her friend Ellen Gates Starr. The Hull House contained a night school for adults, kindergarten classes, children’s clubs, girls’ clubs, a public kitchen, art gallery, library, gym, bathhouse, ESL classes for immigrants, coffeehouse, music school, drama group, and social worker training.