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April 1917

 

The New York Times, April 2, 1917 – Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, stands by her membership in the Republican Party. This alleviates concerns that women may form their own political parties. read clipping

The New York Times, April 2, 1917 – The New York State Woman Suffrage Party focuses on increasing the food supply as the country prepares to enter the World War. read clipping

The New York Times, April 3, 1917 – Front Page – President Woodrow Wilson calls a special session of Congress to determine if the US should enter the World War. In his speech, he says: "The world must be made safe for democracy." read clipping

The New York Times, April 3, 1917 – The sixty-fifth session of the US House of Representatives begins its work. For the first time, a woman, Jeannette Rankin, is a member of the House. At a breakfast ceremony beforehand, Carrie Chapman Catt sits to the right of Jeannette Rankin, and Alice Paul sits to her left. Mrs. Catt gives the keynote speech. read clipping

The New York Times, April 3, 1917 – With Congress back in session, the National Woman’s Party resumes the White House picketing. read clipping

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