In Montana, women won the right to vote in 1914, six years before the 19th amendment to the Constitution was adopted. Two years later, in 1916, Jeannette Rankin, became the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rankin was born in Missoula, Montana in 1880, and advocated for women’s rights. She was instrumental in initiating legislation that would become the 19th amendment giving all women in the United States the right to vote. She was also the only member of Congress to vote against U.S. participation in both World War I and World War II.
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