Jane Addams , a social reformer, was born on September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois
Addams Vision to help the poor began.
When Addams was riding in a carriage with her father she witnessed one of the poorest neighborhoods and decided to help those with disadvantages when she is older.
The Vision Resurfaces
In 1888, Addams visited Toynbee Hall which served one of London's poorest neighborhoods. It offered recreation and educational programs to the poor. Addams left England wanting to set up a similar house in the United States.
Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr rented a run-down mansion house that stood in one of Chicago's industrial areas.
Illinois passed a workshop and factories bill.
Illinois passed a workshop and factories bill, which stopped the exploitation of minors in the workplace.
Addams led a campaign against sweatshops and for better working conditions for the immigrants in factories.
Hull House Maps and Papers Published
In 1895, Jane Addams and the women of Hull House published their findings in Hull House Maps and Papers, it was about a study of the poor neighborhoods around Hull House. The Hull House maps showed income and ethnicity in different colors.
The Making of a Juvenile System
Addams' efforts to get a Juvenile Court for Chicago was set up. It was the first juvenile court in the U.S. She didn't feel it was right to send youths to jail for committing crimes because of their living conditions.
Nobel Peace Prize
Addams won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with peace organizations.
Death of Jane Addams
By the time Addams died, Hull House filled up an entire city block.
The Hull-House became a national historic landmark