Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Woman

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Abigail Adams indeed was a Revolutionary woman because she was put through so much when her husband John Adams was helping the country, when he was in office, when he was a lawyer, and since the beginning of her marriage. Adams did have a normal marriage she was put through so much because her husband’s duties always stood in the way of their marriage, and this eventually caused her to feel loneliness even though they always wrote letters to each other. However, she always saw John as a self- driven man or as, Abigail Adams: A revolutionary American Woman by Charles W. Akers describes, “ambitious, yet a man of action rather than a tortured diarist…Most of all, she saw a successful lawyer” (Akers, 20). One may say that this unique type of relationship was what helped shaped her into the inspiring women she once was. Besides being Revolutionary, Adams was also an extraordinary woman because she encouraged women to become more than just housewives, she encouraged them to become educated and literate. Not only did she encourage women to become educated, but she also motivated women to …show more content…

Much later in her life Abigail became very ill it first started with a fever but, “she believed to be on her deathbed” (Akers, 180). Abigail got so ill that she had to stay in bed for eleven weeks they believed it was, “amoebic dysentery, complicated by intermitting fever, probably a flare-up of malaria” (Akers, 181). Because Abigail’s sickness came down on her hard, it took her various months to fully recover, but her good health didn’t last for long. On October of 1818 Abigail died a couple of weeks before her seventy-fourth birthday, “Abigail contracted typhus fever soon thereafter [her son John’s visit]. For two weeks she seemed in little danger, but then sank rapidly and died on October 28, 1818” (Akers,

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