Jeanette Rankin could not vote, but she could be a member of Congress. Two years before the 19th Amendment, she was sworn in as a member of the 65th Congress.

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Jeannette Rankin's First Speech in Washington. She was the first woman elected to Congress. She represented her district in Montana.

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Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through college completion.

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In 1917, Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first female member of U.S. Congress. Learn more with @MAKERS: The Women Who Make America.

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April 2nd 1917: Jeannette Pickering Rankin become the first women to serve in the U.S. Congress. Fun Quiz: Why is this an extra special feat? (hint: look at the year)

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Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She helped pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and was a committed pacifist.

Jeanette Rankin holds an esteemed place in United States history as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives and the only member of Congress to vote against two world wars. Rankin made a name for herself as a skilled lobbyist, organizer, politician, and pacifist.

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