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By Norma Smith

Social employee, suffragist, first girl elected to the us Congress, a lifelong peace activist, and a tireless suggest for political reform, Jeannette Rankin is usually remembered because the girl who voted "No." Elected to Congress from Montana at the eve of the USA' access into international conflict I, Rankin solid her first voteÑthe first vote forged in the home of Representatives by way of any womanÑagainst the statement of battle opposed to Germany. Reelected to Congress in 1940, she repeated her vote, changing into the one member of Congress to vote opposed to the USA' involvement in international conflict II.
Born in Montana in 1880, Jeannette Rankin's lifetime of activism spanned a lot of the 20th century. A "first-wave" feminist who campaigned for women's suffrage, she turned a heroine to "second-wave" feminists within the Nineteen Sixties and a residing testomony to the achievements in their foremothers. A peace recommend in the course of and after global warfare I, she lead the Jeannette Rankin Brigade through the March on Washington in 1968 to protest the Vietnam struggle.
A lady who lived her judgment of right and wrong, Jeannette Rankin turned America's sense of right and wrong via her unflagging campaigns for kid's protecting laws, women's rights, election reform, and such a lot of all, peace. Rankin's decided voice shines during this biography, written via her good friend, Norma Smith, who paints a resounding portrait of a sophisticated activist in response to interviews with Rankin within the 1960s.

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