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Why was Jane Addams considered a leader of the settlement house movement?

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May 30, 2009 8:40PM

Jane Addams was considered a leader of the settlement house movement because of the fact that she helped found the Hull House which opened its doors for immigrants that were in need of housing. With all of its programs for education and the arts, the Hull House had began the settlement house movement that had grown by 1920 to almost 500 settlement houses.