and had left our effort unexpended which might have saved the world." Jane Addams
I grew up hearing stories of Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams. She exerted a significant influence on the development of our country's basic principles during America's formative years. I admired her and was fascinated by her ideals of equality and liberty.
As I became older, I my mother informed me that there was another important woman in our country's history with the name of Addams. This name, mother reminded me, was spelled with two d's. She offered me a glimpse into the life of Jane Addams including a brief account about the formation of Hull House. I was intrigued. I had discovered another distinguished woman from American history. Not one, but two remarkable women sharing the same last name. Jane Addams also became a hero of mine.
"Throughout her life she remained committed to "doing what she'd always done: helping people."
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for world peace,
for people in need,
for the rest of her life."