Girl Scouts Timeline

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Photo of Girl Scouts preserving fruits and vegetables. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.

Girl Scouts team up to preserve fruits and vegetables to prevent food shortages.



Jeannette Rankin, from Montana, was elected to Congress even before women were given the right to vote. Minimum wage laws were being passed and industrial safety codes enacted. The fox trot and tango were the hottest dance steps of the time. But the progressive energy of the country was changed in April 1917, when Germany sank three U.S. ships, and America entered World War I.