On December 14, 1916, a referendum was held in Denmark on the sale of the Danish West Indian Islands, now the US Virgin Islands, to the United States, which resulted in 283,670 votes in favor and 158,157 against. Residents of the islands were not allowed to vote on the matter.
About The Author
William-José Vélez González is a native from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and a graduate from Florida International University in biomedical engineering, engineering management, with a minor in international relations. He served as the national executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association for 5 years. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works at the Children’s National Research Institute and runs Opsin, a nonprofit design studio dedicated to making design more accessible. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pasquines.
October 26, 2023
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