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Jeannette Rankin

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In 1916, when most American women could not vote in national elections, Jeannette Rankin became a member of Congress.  She represented the state of Montana.

She voted against the U.S. joining World War One.  Years later, she was the only member of Congress who voted against declaring war on Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December, 1941.


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