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Jane Addams - Nobel Peace Prize Winner

The first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize was Jane Addams.  She traveled to Europe as a young woman and there she visited a settlement house – a center that helped the poor people of the community.  This visit encouraged Jane to start a settlement house in America.

Jane started Hull House in Chicago.  Hull House was a community center with day care, a gym, and a playground.  There was also a first–aid center and a school where cooking and sewing classes were taught.  Jane's Hull House also offered young people an opportunity to develop talents in music, art, and drama.

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Jane Addams was one of the first generation of American women to attend college. She made friends easily by being nice to people. She cared about poor people, she shared the wonderful gift that costs no money: the gift of FRIENDSHIP.

"Civilization is a method of living and an attitude of equal respect for all people."

Jane Addams

*Citizenship section select ideas derived from Citizenship, Learning to Live as Responsible Citizens, published by Good Apple, Inc.

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