Remember Jeanette Rankin?

jeanette rankinOne Hundred years ago on November 7, 1916 Jeanette Rankin (1880-1973) of Montana became the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Just four day after she took office, Congresswoman Rankin made history yet again. She voted against U.S. entry into World War I.

Four years later, women nationwide were granted the right to vote by the 19th Amendment.

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