Women Influences In American History

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Women Influences in American History United States history has many significant and influential figures who accomplished a remarkable change and remembrance. In the early 1600th-1800th century, some men were the voice of the land/home and had the privilege of fighting in wars, having an opinion, and being relied on. While for women, they were just property of the men who were in charge of nurturing their children, obeying/serving their husband and maintaining their households. Women did not have a voice or any influence in the early centuries; however, Deborah Sampson, Elizabeth Lucas Pinckney, and Abigail Adams proved to society women were capable of performing a man’s job. The three women had some sort of education, intelligence and well-known …show more content…
She is well known as the wife of the second president of the United States, John Adams, and the mother of John Quincy Adams who eventually becomes the sixth president of the US. More importantly, she is remembered because of her political influence on John Adams and her supportive role on her husband and son. Even though school was common for girls around that time, Abigail Adams did not attend; instead, she studied the works of William Shakespeare and many others. Adams was a brilliant and devoted reader who wanted equal rights to be granted for those who did not have them. Her main focus was women’s property rights and better opportunities for women to educate themselves. She believed women should not submit in laws that were not in their interest, nor should women be just a content of the simple role of companions to their husbands. Instead Adams believed women needed to educate themselves to support and guide their children and husbands and to be recognized for their intelligence and capabilities. Adam’s letters to her husband were astonishing and remarkable in which John Adams frequently sought the advice of his wife. The following letter sent to John Adams and the Continental Congress has been known as the best letter in March 1776, where Abigail Adams …show more content…
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation”

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