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City Slums or Slums, probably in some American city
Jane Addams worked with the poor living in slums like this

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Activist Jane Addams Was Born
September 6, 1860

After recovering from an illness, Addams went on a tour of Europe in 1883-85 and 1887-88. She and her traveling companion, Ellen Gates Starr, discovered Toynbee Hall in London, the world's first settlement house, which is an institution that provides community services. Toynbee helped the poor by providing them with social services. Hoping to do the same for poor immigrants in Chicago, Addams and Starr returned to Illinois and rented the former Hull mansion in Chicago.

At first, Hull House opened a kindergarten and provided assistance to needy families, but so much more was needed. What could two people do to tackle the enormous problems brought on by poverty?

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