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Department
Political Science
Course
POL3140
Professor
Emily Regan Wills
Semester
Fall

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POL 3140 – Thursday September 3 2013 rd Expediency thesis: • 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
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