Jeannette Rankin, Individualist Feminism, and Pacifism

Jeannette Rankin — U.S. Representative (R-Montana)

On 8 December 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his now famous speech to Congress calling for a formal declaration of war against Japan. The same day, both houses of Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of the war — unanimous in the Senate, the vote was 388–1 in favor in the House of Representatives. The sole dissenting vote was from Montana representative Jeannette Rankin (R), a…

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