Abigail Adams Thesis

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When most people think about revolutionary people in history, they don’t think about John Adams. And even more people don’t think about Abigail Adams, either. Though women didn’t have as big as a role as the men did back in the 1700’s, Abigail went above and beyond with making sure she wasn’t the stereotypical housewife. Alongside of her cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids, and with her husband gone most of their marriage fighting the war for independence, she proved that she was loyal and was very intellectual on more than one occasion. And most of that she proved with the letters she wrote.

While her husband was out fighting a war, both John and Abigail refused to stop talking to each other, thus proving Abigail’s loyalty
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He was a timid man, and many people ruined the friendship with him or spoke behind his back. One example is when Benjamin Franklin, a famous inventor, started writing nasty letters about John behind his back. Soon Abigail found out what was happening, she responded furiously to Benjamin’s letters and defended her husband.(Hixon, Russell 2) No matter what anybody said about her husband, Abigail supported him no matter what. When he had to travel hundreds and hundreds of miles away from home, Abigail encouraged him to go and fight the war. And even though he was gone for long periods of time, their relationship never wavered, because they both kept it alive with their …show more content…
When the British attacked Boston’s Harbor, the colonial army had nothing to defend themselves with. After waiting a long time, they finally received guns, but they didn’t have any ammo. Seeing this, Abigail rounded up all the steel and silver in her house. She and her kids then melted it all down and shaped them into bullets to give the the army. Seeing the braver that Abigail had, the army was inspired and stole guns and gunpowder from a British base.(Pavao) Abigail saw that the army needed bullets and without hesitation made ammo for the troops. Without her, they might have never stole some of the resources they needed to fight back. Throughout the entire war, she proved that she was smarter than the average housewife, and her intellect carried on after the war as

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