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As Congress debated whether the US should enter the Great War, Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt both lobbied their congresswoman. One wanted her to vote for the war, the other implored her to vote against. Thread. Technically, Jeannette Rankin…

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Before Jeannette Rankin became a Congresswoman, she was a suffragist. She worked to win the vote in Washington state in 1910, and then in her home state of Montana in 1914. The first vote she ever cast was for herself. When Rankin entered the House…
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