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Jane Addams: Pioneer for Social Justice Essay & Project Ideas

Cornelia Lynde Meigs
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1. Addams and her associates at Hull House actively opposed the exploitation of children in American factories, and eventually child labor laws were passed.

What were the conditions for child workers in the factories of the 1890s, and what attempts were made to change these conditions? When was child labor outlawed?

2. Addams was profoundly influenced by the establishment of the first settlement house, Toynbee Hall, in London's East End. Who was Toynbee, and who established Toynbee Hall? What is the history of that settlement house?

3. Addams met many public leaders, but the one she seems to have admired most was Governor John Altgeld of Illinois. Trace Altgeld's public career.

Why did he become unpopular?

4. Addams opposed the system of political ward bosses in Chicago, but she was unable to change it. Research more recent Chicago mayors and describe the ward system after Jane Addams's time.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Jane Addams: Pioneer for Social Justice from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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