World War II
Irvin Swanson on the 1941 Lone Vote in Congress Against a War with Japan

Irving Swanson, a reading clerk in the House of Representatives during 1941, talks about his first-person account of Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin of Montana’s vote against the U.S. declaration of war against Japan on December 9, 1941. She was the only member of Congress to vote against the war.

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