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Jeannette Rankin, first woman in Congress, elected by the State of Montana in 1917.

Jeannette Rankin, first woman in Congress, elected by the State of Montana in 1917.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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)

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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Profile of 1st woman elected to congress Jeannette Rankin with biographical facts, historical events and Jeannette Rankin's married life.

Profile of 1st woman elected to congress Jeannette Rankin with biographical facts, historical events and Jeannette Rankin's married life.

Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin

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.

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.