7-21-08 - l_harassment 2. Women see how only one woman,...

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1. Legislature 1. Govern 2. Create Laws 3. Executive Oversight i. Impeach 1. Treason 2. Misdemeanor 3. High Crimes 4. Senate has power to approve Presidential Appointment 5. 25 years old for House, 30 for Senate 6. 16 women Senators, 70 total i. First woman senator was from Georgia 1. Rebecca Felton – served for three days a. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Felton ii. 1916 – Jeanette Rankin 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanette_Rankin 2. First woman to get elected into the House 3. Pacifist; votes against WWI and WWII a. Did not get reelected 7. Year of the Woman – 1992 i. Justice Thomas from Georgia, 1991, sexual harassment. 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_thomas#Allegations_of_sexua
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Unformatted text preview: l_harassment 2. Women see how only one woman, Anita Hill, in Supreme Court a. Many decide to run for Congress in 1992 3. Most early women that made it into Congress got in by stepping over the body of their husband 8. United States has only had 5 black Senators i. 10% of black members from Congress are from Georgia 1. No state has higher 9. Over-represented i. Jews ii. Episcopalian 10. Under-represented i. Baptist ii. Lutheran 2. How to get into Congress 1. Raise money 2. Get in state legislature...
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