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Glossary Term – Person
Jane Addams was the daughter of one of Illinois’ richest men, but instead of leading a life of leisure, she dedicated her life to aiding the urban poor. She struggled to make the ideal of civic equality embodied in the Declaration of Independence a reality. She sought to assimilate the immigrant poor into American society and became a pioneer social worker. In 1889, Addams and a friend, Ellen Starr, established Hull House in Chicago, Illinois. which offered classes in cooking, hygiene, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship....