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Jane Addams' antiwar stance during World War I -- and her insistence that even subversives were entitled to fair trials (under due process) -- caused the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to expel her from its ranks.

Addams later remarked that she had thought her election (as the body's president) had been for life -- but now realized that it was for good behavior.

[Opium was so readily available in the 1880s that Addams and several of her classmates at the Rockford Female Seminary near Chicago imitated sections of Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater (and were disapponited at not seeing the the strange visions described by the author).]

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