Below are a few quick facts about the history of Women Inside Politics.
Since its establishment in 1789, there have been 56 women in the United States Senate.
Today there are 25 female Senators; that’s 25 out of the one hundred seats.
Nearly 300 women have served in the House of Representatives since its beginning
Today there are 101 women in the House of Representatives out of a total of 435 members, meaning women make up 23.2% of the House of Representatives.
There are 535 seats in Congress, with a meer 126 held my women; women makeup 23.6% of Congress.
To date, there has never been a female President of the United States.
Only two females have ever been successfully nominated as Vice President: Geraldine Ferraro for the Democratic Party in the 1984 and Sarah Palin for the Republican Party in the 2008.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only female candidate for President who has won the popular vote.
Historically, out of 113 Justices, four women have served on the United States Supreme Court, which is 0.04%. The female Justices are Sandra Day O’Connor, appointed in 1981; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed in 1993; Sonia Sotomayor, appointed in 2009; and Elena Kagan, appointed in 2010.
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“Ferraro Named Vice Presidential Candidate.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ferraro-named-vice-presidential-candidate.
“List of Female United States Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Aug. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_United_States_presidential_and_vice-presidential_candidates.
“Women in the Senate.” U.S. Senate: Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, 6 Apr. 2018, http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/women_senators.htm.
“Women in the United States House of Representatives.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 29 Aug. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives.
“Women in the U.S. Congress 2018.” Facts | CAWP, 28 June 2018, http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/women-us-congress-2018.
“Women in the U.S. House of Representatives 2018.” Facts | CAWP, 26 June 2018, http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/women-us-house-representatives-2018.