Abigail Adams's Rights And Influence In The Revolutionary War

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Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts Bay. Her parents were William and Elizabeth. William was a Congregationalist minister. The importance of his position was to reason the rights and wrongs in his speaking. Elizabeth came down from the Quincy’s, “a family of great prestige in the colony.” (White House) She wasn’t the only child. William and Elizabeth had another son and two daughters, Abigail was the second child born. Abigail was not like every other child. She had a poor education with being sick a lot. So, instead her mother taught her how to read and write in the family library, they had. The family library opened her love to Shakespeare, philosophy, theology, government and law. She had the …show more content…
It’s said to believe that John was very impressed with her knowledge of how young she was. They, both, attended Harvard and majored in law, soon graduated then made a career out of her major. John and Abigail married on October 25, 1764. After the wedding, they drove in a horse carriage to a small house by John’s hometown home. Peaceland was the the name for this farm house. As John’s career started to expanded, they moved to Boston.
By this time, John was active in the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Ten years later, she had three sons and two daughters: Abigail Amelia Adams Smith, John Quincy Adams, Susanna Adams, Charles Adams, and Thomas Boylston Adams. Her first child, Abigail, was born nine months after John and Abigail got married. As they grew up, Charles died of alcoholism and Abigail, nickname Nabby, died of cancer. Abigail Adams Cairn was named after her mother when her son, John, and her watched the burning of Charlestown on June 17, 1775. One of the three sons, John Quincy Adams, will follow in their father’s footsteps with being the future President of the United States. Who became the sixth President of the
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With John having a busy schedule, she is the one who took care of the responsibilities of the household and children. Writing letters to each other while he was away helped show their love for each other. Also, the letters Abigail wrote to her husband were personal and local news. “They knew each other well. They knew what the other read and knew what lines each other loved. Would use the lines that the other had said and not use quotes.” (First Ladies) She didn’t just write letters to John. She also wrote letters to her friends. The letters that she wrote her to friends spoke the roles of her being a wife, parent, and friend. Revealing her politics opinions and observations, her interest in patriotism. Abigail wrote to Mercy Warren in 1776, “Our country is as it were a Secondary God, and the first and greatest parent. It is preferred to parents, to wives, children, friends, and all things in the Gods only expected.” (History) In 1784, Abigail joined him in Paris, France after the Revolution was

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