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; first American woman elected to Congress (November 7, 1916)
WWI, 2 April 1917; "Miss Jeannette Rankin, first woman in Congress" - The Bismarck Tribune
WWI, 2 April 1917, First woman takes seat in Congress, US; Miss Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, speaking from the balcony of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. | Library of Congress
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 - A Voice For Peace In Three Wars
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman ever elected to Congress, faced enormous pressure to vote for the U.S. entry into World War I
Did Jeannette Rankin inspire other women to enter politics? When viable female candidates run for major offices currently held by men, women became significantly more politically engaged in politics.
Jeannette Rankin was sworn in 100 years ago as the first congresswoman - Vox