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.

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.

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.

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.

Jeannette Rankin: The woman who voted to give women the right to vote via National Archives

Jeannette Rankin: The woman who voted to give women the right to vote via National Archives

Jeannette Rankin was the first woman in the United States Congress, elected in Montana in 1916 and again in 1940. After being elected in 1916 she said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last."

Jeannette Rankin was the first woman in the United States Congress, elected in Montana in 1916 and again in 1940. After being elected in 1916 she said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last."

Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress and her work helped give women the right to vote. Learn more at Biography.com.

Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress and her work helped give women the right to vote. Learn more at Biography.com.

March 4,   1917: FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  -    Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana takes her seat as the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the same day President Woodrow Wilson took his oath of office for a second term (it being a Sunday, a private ceremony was held inside the U.S. Capitol; a second, public swearing-in took place the next day).

March 4, 1917: FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana takes her seat as the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the same day President Woodrow Wilson took his oath of office for a second term (it being a Sunday, a private ceremony was held inside the U.S. Capitol; a second, public swearing-in took place the next day).

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