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"Kamala Harris was raised by a mother who said to her all the time, 'Kamala, you may be the first to do many things — make sure you're not the last.' "

"Anyone who claims to be a leader must speak like a leader. That means speaking with integrity and truth."

-Kamala Harris

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The Women who changed history

Together we as women achieve more than any single
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Women

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Jeannette Rankin

1916: Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) becomes first woman elected to Congress

Patsy Mink

1964: Patsy Mink (0-HI) becomes first Asian American woman elected to Congress

Shirley Chisholm

1968: Shirley Chisholm (0-NY) becomes first black woman elected to Congress

Yvonne Braithwaite Burke

1973: Yvonne Braithwaite Burke (0-CA) becomes first congresswoman to give birth while in office

Marcy Kaptur

1983: Marcy Kaptur (0-0H) begins her time in the House, longest tenure of any woman (1983-present)

Nancy Pelosi

2007: Nancy Pelosi (0-CA) becomes first woman to serve as speaker

SENATE

Rebecca Latimer Felton

1922: Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA) is first woman appointed to Senate; serves one day

Hattie Caraway

1932: Hattie Caraway (D-AR) becomes first woman elected to Senate

Margaret Chase Smith

1948: Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) becomes first woman elected to Senate in a regular general election

Nancy Landon Kassebaum

1978: Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R-KS) becomes first woman elected to a full Senate term without her husband having previously served in Congress

Barbara Mikulski

1986: Barbara Mikulski (0-MD) elected to first of five Senate terms. Including her previous five terms in the House, she served in Congress longer than any other woman (40 years)

Carol Moseley Braun

1992: Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) becomes first black woman elected to Senate

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Historian; Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 (Congressional Research Service, Oct. 31, 2014); CQ Roll Call. PEW RESEARCH CENTER

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Declaration of Independence

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Constitution

The Constitution defines the framework of the Federal Government of the United States.

Declaration of Independence

The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. It defines citizens’ and states’ rights in relation to the Government.