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Jane Addams born in September of 1860, was the Chairman of the newly formed Women's Peace Party in the United States. She presided over the first Women's International League in the Hague in 1915. She was elected the International President of the Organization and continued in that capacity until her death 20 years later in 1935. This group was formed during the early days of World War I as a way to protest against the war. A group of women from England, Holland and Belgium formed the International Congress of Women and invited the American group to join in the meeting, with the United States sending a delegation of 47 women to the meeting. The group continued to grow with many additional European countries, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba and other Latin American countries also joining. Jane Addams started Hull House in Chicago and it continues as a museum today.
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