POL 3140 – Thursday September 3 2013 rd
• The enfranchisement of women was meant as a way to consolidate power in the hands of
white and upper class indivthuals. Bthause this added white people to the electoral voting.
• In the aftermath of the 14 and 15 amendments there’s backlash because how could they
enfranchise illiterate black men before literate white women.
• The author demonstrates that there is no proof to this, if we were to extract it from this
specific law the expediency thesis represents: advances for one’s group or willingness to
accept a specific individual’s demands when it is not negative to the ruling party or class.
• This is a thesis that does have currency when