There are many reasons why Jane Addams is my hero. She was a feminist, a social worker, and she won the Nobel Peace prize. I admire her qualities and I try to be better. Claim: Jane Addams has noble qualities. Evidence: I have a few examples that show Jane Addams have Nobel qualities. She worked at the Hull House for 20 years. The Hull House is a poor house. This shows you that she was willing to put others before herself. She was also a social worker. Social workers deal with a lot of things, and it shows you that she wants to help others. Jane Addams was one of the first women to win the Nobel Peace prize. This shows you that she had many noble qualities for them to award a woman the Nobel Peace Prize. Analysis: Overall Jane Addams actions contribute to her philanthropic nature. She has contributed and helped our world, and she has many noble qualities.
Example #1 This video shows you that Jane Addams faced many challenges. She was diagnosed with a spinal disease, and yet she still succeeded in life. When she took a trip to Europe she was inspired by a soup kitchen. Jane Addams decided to create the Hull House. Jane Addams founded the Hull House in Chicago. Its purpose was to help educate the poor, keep people off the filthy streets, and help the poor families get better jobs. If the families get better jobs, then they get better wages. If the families get more money, then they can live in nicer homes and get more food for their family. Jane Addams is philanthropic, because she created the Hull House, she lead women's suffrage, and because she lived with the poor. Jane Addams is one of the only people who lived with the poor instead of giving donations from afar.
Example #2 Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a nominee for he a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, because she fought for peace, not war. It was her belief that eventually people will have nothing to fight about, so there would be no reason for war. She, also,got Chicago to build its first public playground! She was born in Cedarville Il, she was the eighth child out of nine. She helped to shape our nation. If it wasn't for Jane Addams life would no be the same.
Example #3 This is an artifact. This poster shows you what Jane Addams has been fighting for. In the 1800-1990s there were shops called "Sweat Shops" basically it was a bunch of poor people. They were sewing or doing something that they knew how to do. The more products that got done the more the overseer was paid, therefore the overseer worked these poor people to the bone. They had 12-15 hour work days, and the people only got about $00.40- $3.00 in one week. They were working so hard, yet they got almost no money. Jane Addams, and many others, worked to abolish this terrible thing. They would hold meetings and rallies, and eventually got their way. Jane Addams helped many people get out of a terrible situation.
Example #4 Jane Addams was a feminist. She never married, like she was supposed to. A middle class woman, such as herself, had two choices, to marry or to work. She decided to work. She graduated from a college and visited Europe. She then returned and founded the Hull House. She held rallies and marches for women's suffrage. She, along with others helped women get the right to vote, along with many other things. Jane Addams says in the quote, she doesn't not like men, she is just saying they have had the opportunity to make mistakes, but women have had so many restrictions, they can not have made as many mistakes as a men.
Example #5 Jane Addams served on Chicago's Board of Education. She became the first female president of the National Conference of Charities. Jane Addams was a peace activist as well. This means that she fought for peace, not war. After World War I she beacme the head chairman of the Women's Peace Party. She also was the president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom from 1919 to 1929. These are a few reasons why Jane Addams is a hero.