The history of women in US politics

  • 1756 – Lydia Taft is first woman allowed to vote in America – in a Massachusetts town meeting
  • 1869 – get the vote in Wyoming
  • 1870 – Lousia Swain 1st woman to vote in a general election
  • 1872 – Victoria Woodhull runs for US President
  • 1887 – 1st female Mayor – Susanna Salter elected Mayor of Argonia
  • 1917 – 1st female in Congress – Jeanette Rankin elected Rep for Montana
  • 1920 – 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote
  • 1925 – 1st female Governor – Nellie Ross elected Governor of Wyoming
  • 1931 – 1st female elected Senator – Hattie Caraway elected Senator from Arkansas
  • 1933 – 1st female Cabinet member – Frances Perkin appointed Secretary of Labor
  • 1981 – 1st female Supreme Court Justice – Sandra Day O’Connor appointed to Supreme Court
  • 2007 – 1st female Speaker – Nancy Pelosi elected Speaker
  • 2016 – 1st female major party nominee for President – Hillary Clinton

Meanwhile in some countries, women are not allowed to drive!

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