In this commentary, Paula Baker of The Ohio State University says the rich history of women in politics makes Hillary Clinton’s candidacy seem less than earth-shaking.
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It was on April 2, 1917 that Jeanette Rankin became the first woman in Congress. But within days, she became the target of national scorn for voting against America’s entry into World War I.
The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationally on August 18, 1920, so why is Woman’s Equality Day on August 26th each year?
On the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.
Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (ratified August 18, 1920). Here’s what you need to know.