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..The first woman elected to the US Congress, Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin... a woman of peace, integrity, and great courage. [OF COURSE, she was from Wyoming!] Read more about her.

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Believe it or not there is a National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in the US which prove that women did do ranch work, rode horses really well and toiled alongside men- you go girls. In fact, Wyoming gave women the vote back in 1869 and photographer Evelyn Cameron captured women’s contributions on ranches.

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Jeanette Rankin 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.

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from TIME.com

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

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.