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Choosing Topics

Jane Addams had a part in many of the social reform movements of the early twentieth century. She worked with a broad alliance of social workers, educators, politicians, academics, and club women to help ameliorate the problems Americans faced as the United States shifted from a nation or farmers to an industrial power. Because of this, there are a wide variety of topics to choose among for your National History Day project. For Triumph & Tragedy, we have highlighted the topics of:

as particularly applicable. But there are many others that you can explore. Browse our subject headings, or consult the following search results for ideas.

Another way to think about your topic is to focus on Addams' relationship with one individual or group. For Triumph & Tragedy, you could explore Addams's relatiohships with people who created both tragic and triumphic situations in the United States. Some suggestions: