A Brief History of Voting Rights

Do you know what percentage of Americans were eligible to vote for our first president? What year women were granted suffrage? When Asian immigrants were offered a path to citizenship and voting rights?

Click here to explore our interactive timeline of American voting rights and restrictions, from colonial times to the present day. And don’t forget to vote Tuesday, November 6!

Timeline of voting rights sample.

By Aimee, WFPL Reference Librarian

 

 

 

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