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Jane Addams and Mother Teresa. Maisie O’Meara Mrs. Herrmann World History Honors Semester Presentation. Two Motherly Figures. Biography Jane Addams Mother Teresa Similarities Differences Who had a greater impact?. She was very devoted to her father in her younger years.

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jane addams and mother teresa

Jane Addams and Mother Teresa

Maisie O’Meara

Mrs. Herrmann

World History Honors

Semester Presentation

two motherly figures
Two Motherly Figures
  • Biography
    • Jane Addams
    • Mother Teresa
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Who had a greater impact?

She was very devoted to her father in her younger years.

She went to school at the Rockford Female Seminary.

She was born in Illinois.

She had surgery on her back which caused her to be on bed rest for over a year.

Her and her friends traveled in Europe for almost two years.

She got her inspiration from Toynbee Hall in London.

Her most famous establishment was called the Hull House.

She is remembered for being the first social worker.

She won a Nobel Prize in 1931.

  • Born September 6, 1860
  • Born in Cedarville, Illinois
  • Mother died when she was two years old
  • Had a congenital spine defect
  • Very devoted to father
  • Attended Rockford Female Seminary
  • Developed strong leadership skills
  • Graduated in 1881
  • Valedictorian of a class of seventeen
  • Received bachelor’s degree at Rockford College for Women
  • Father encouraged her to pursue higher education
problems as a young woman
Problems as a Young Woman
  • Parents thought she had enough education
    • Took Jane and friends to Europe
  • Became very ill during this trip
  • Father died when she returned
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Problems as a Young Woman
  • Became depressed and even more ill
  • Could not move without pain
  • Had surgery to fix spine
  • Put into a back harness
  • Went back to Europe
  • Sightseeing with friends
  • Introduced to works of Toynbee Hall
    • Encouraged Jane and Ellen G. Starr to create similar house
  • 1889- Jane and Ellen leased house from Charles Hull
  • Moved in with a purpose
    • create a center that would help people
hull house
Hull House
  • Cared for children
  • Cared for the sick
  • Second year-Hull House was helping 2,000 people every week
more work
More Work
  • Worked to
    • End poverty
    • Improve labor conditions
    • Make school for children mandatory
  • 1911- Became first vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association
more work1
More Work
  • 1912- Campaigned for Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party
  • Wrote a few books
    • Twenty Years at Hull House
    • Newer Idols of Peace
  • 1909- Became first woman president of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections
  • 1915- Accepted chairmanship of the Women’s Peace Party
  • President of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom until 1929
  • 1931- Nobel Peace Prize

Her birth name is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

She joined the Sisters of Loreto when she was eighteen.

She officially became a nun on May 24, 1931.

She spent much of her time working in the slums.

Her most significant establishment was called the Missionaries of Charity.

She was directly inspired by Jesus.

She established more than 600 foundations involving Missionaries of Charity.

She is remembered for her extreme compassion to the world.

She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

  • Born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia
  • Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
  • Father died when she was eight
    • Left family in financial debt
  • Member of the youth group called Sodality
  • Felt a strong call from God
  • Mother, encouraged her vocation
  • Knew she was going to be a missionary
path to becoming mother teresa
Path to Becoming “Mother Teresa”


First Communion

  • Received First Communion when she was five and a half
  • Was confirmed in November of 1916
  • Left home to join the Sisters of Loreto
  • Trained in Dublin
  • Made initial vows to become a nun on May 24, 1931
  • October 7, 1950-established Missionaries of Charity
  • 1960’s-Mother Teresa sent Sisters to other parts of India to serve the poor
  • 1965- she was encouraged by Pope Paul VI to open a house in Venezuela
  • Eventually there was a house in every continent
  • From 1980 on a house was opened in every communist country
    • Soviet Union
    • Albania
    • Cuba
mother teresa s establishments
Mother Teresa’s Establishments
  • 1963-established Missionary of Charity Brothers
  • 1976-established Contemplative Sisters
  • 1979-established Contemplative Brothers
  • 1984-Missionary of Charity Fathers
  • Mother Teresa’s sisters reached 4,000 members
  • 610 foundations established in 123 countries
  • Indian Padmashri Award in 1962
  • Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971
  • Nehru Prize in 1972
    • For her great promotion of international peace
  • Nobel Peace Prize in 1979
  • Balzan Prize in 1979
  • Influences
  • Older siblings
  • Parent died
  • Encouraged by a parent
  • Traveled to different countries to study
  • Developed strong leadership skils
  • Wanted to help the needy
  • Worked in the slums
  • Very generous and determined
  • Nobel Peace Prize
  • Created very important establishments
  • Very famous women activists
  • Grew up in different parts of world
    • Jane Addams
      • United States
    • Mother Teresa
      • Macedonia
  • Education
    • Jane Addams
      • Rockford Female Seminary
    • Mother Teresa
      • School and youth group at parish
  • Addams had no direction
  • Mother Teresa knew she wanted to be a missionary
  • Jane addams
    • Materialistic
    • Political
  • Mother Teresa
    • Religious
    • Spiritual
  • Legacies
    • Jane Addams
      • Social work
    • Mother Teresa
      • Extreme compassion
greater impact
Greater Impact
  • Jane Addams
  • Very first social worker
  • Worked very hard for other causes
  • Mother Teresa’s work was more limited
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