Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

"We're half the people; we should be half the Congress." - Jeannette Rankin, the 1st woman elected to the US Congress, and also the only member of the House of Representatives to vote "no" to U.S. entry into both World War I and World War II. #wmnhist

116
17
2

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.

59
16
from TIME.com

On Nov. Montana elected Jeannette Rankin to the House of Representatives. What did it take to get her into office?

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.

123
30
4

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.

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)

10
3
1

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.