Abigail Adams And Abigail Adams Summary

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In a letter dated March 31th, 1776, Abigail Adams requests his husband John Adams not to forget about women in the Continental Congress and in the fight for American’s Independence from Great Britain. This piece of text belongs to a series of letters Abigail Adams and John Adams wrote to each other while they were separated between 1762 and 1801. This correspondence of over 1000 letters remains in the Massachusetts Historical Society. These letters, “Remember the Ladies” letter included, are historical documents; they are eyewitnesses to all the matters and events of that time since they wrote each other about the political and domestic issues of the day. Moreover, due to these letters Abigail’s life is one of the most documented of the first ladies. Abigail Adams, née Abigail Smith, was born in 1744 in a warm home in Massachusetts. She didn’t attend to school, which was common for girls of her time. She was taught to read and write at home and she became an avid reader. She knew lots about literature, philosophy and politics, which is considered unusual for a woman at the time. She is best known as the wife of the second President of the United States, John Adams, and for the correspondence she wrote to her husband while he was away due to the Continental Congress. She is also known as the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. Abigail and John had known each other since they were children. They were third cousins. They got married on the
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