Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Woman

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Abigail Adams was a revolutionary woman during her lifetime. She campaigned for women’s right to education and the ability to fulfill one’s position as a wife and mother while being equal to their husbands within the marriage. Abigail Adams and John Adams exchanged roughly 1,100 letters between them. These letters contained information about his wellbeing, and while he was in Europe with his sons, their wellbeing as well. However, Abigail wrote to John discussing that he should “remember the ladies” (p. 48). Women were domestic beings and some men, even saw women as nothing more as children. Abigail pointed out that if men were to have unlimited power, they would become tyrants and what she wanted was not a revolution, but for women to be
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