Rankin, Jeanette


A suffragist and pacifist (see pacifism), Rankin in 1917 became the first woman to serve in Congress. She has the distinction of being the only member of Congress to vote against American entry into both World Wars.

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

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