Abigail Adams Research Paper

Abigail Adams was born on November 22, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and died on October 28, 1818 in Quincy, Massachusetts at the age of 73. Abigail Adams spent most of her life living in Massachusetts even though it did not become a state until February 6th, 1788. Adams’ family was primarily a political family all their life. Her Father was a liberal Congregationalist minister, and her Mother was a homemaker. Adams was very sick as a child and was not healthy enough for formal schooling, so her Mother taught her all the basic fundamentals for education. Adams had always valued education as being a top priority, reading Shakespeare for fun and learning a plethora of subjects more than required at that time.
Adams was a modern day feminist in her day in age. She was a strong believer for both genders to have the ability to learn the same level of education. Adams wrote in a letter that “Women should not submit to laws not made in their interest, nor should they be content with the simple role of being companions to their husbands. They should educate themselves and thus be
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Abigail and John Adams were third cousins to each other, and knew each other since they were children. John was very surprised of how intelligent Abigail was about politics, because it was so unusual at that time for women to know anything about that subject. Together they had six children in the matter of 10 years. While John was away on business trips, Abigail tended the home and kept in touch with each other by writing numerous letters. One letter that is very popular that Abigail wrote to John was “Remember the Ladies”. She writes to her husband, advising him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the women of the nation when fighting for America’s independence from Great

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