Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mapping Women's Suffrage Around the World

Before American Women Voted….

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on this day in 1920.  The amendment granted American women the right to vote.  But where was women’s suffrage practiced before 1920?  This map (click to enlarge) identifies the countries where women were given the right to vote before American women, with New Zealand being the first.

For more information about using maps and other cartographic resources for research and learning, please contact the Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) at 765-285-1097.

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