I chose to write about Chapter 10 of the textbook We The People, Tenth Essentials Edition and The White House website for this assignment. The life of the First Lady and the role she plays in the government interests me. Usually, history books focus on the president and do not talk about his wife. This role has changed over time, from the first First Lady (Martha Dandridge Custis Washington) to the current First Lady (Melania Trump). For example, Mrs. Washington did not live in the White House; the second First Lady was the first to live in the White House, and all First Ladies have lived there since.
When people think of the names “Washington” or “Obama,” they typically think of our first and forty-fourth presidents, George Washington and Barack Obama, but they don’t usually think about our first and forty-fourth first ladies, Martha Washington and Michelle Obama. Both of them helped their husbands win the love of their countries and shape their time as president. They might have not been fully running our country, but they influenced the minds of the men who were. These two women were from two very different times, but somehow were still so similar.
Nicole Johnson J. Howell AP US History 18 November 2016 Abigail Adams: Witness To A Revolution Abigail Adams: Witness To A Revolution is a novel which carries readers through the exciting tale of Abigail’s life, largely using the letters she wrote to friends and family as a guideline. This novel portrays Abigail as an educated, collected woman who bared witness to the American Revolution. The novel was written by Natalie S. Bober, who is an award-winning novelist and historian, according to Bober’s website.
John Adams was the second President of the United States. In George Washington’s Farewell Address, he stated numerous warnings. I believe that in his presidency, Adams did not heed all of Washington’s warnings. One reason that I believe Adams did not heed the warnings Washington issued is because he was part of a political party.
Charles W. Akers was a history professor at Oakland University for many many years. He received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts and master's and doctorate degrees from Boston University. Akers is an award winning author that wrote two other books and co-authored another. Akers was a member of the Colonial Society, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and he was an Associate of Early American History and Culture. Abigail Adams: An American Woman was nominated for a Pulitzer prize and won the Colonial Dames of American Annual Book Award.
Throughout her time in Boston and as the First Lady, Abigail Adams was a persistent advocate of women’s rights. In her letters to John, Thomas, and other family members, she often displayed the issues she had as a married woman at the time. Abigail particularly was a proponent of the rights of married women having to do with property ownership and other disallowed opportunities for women, including the lack of available education. Drawing from a central theme of the Revolution, Abigail often argued to John that women should not and will not follow laws that do not take into consideration the lives of women, nor women continue to be satisfied dedicating their lives entirely to being a domestic partner for their husbands. Knowing that
4. Both Abigail Adams and Stanton are making it understood that change for women is long overdue. Both selections have a specific highlight on the “tyrannical” way men have ran their society and with no “impunity”. Stanton goes into great length with this among with many of instances marking the patriarchy, with Abigail Adams sticking mainly to addressing the men who have already recognized this discrimination and making an importune call for the change in women’s rights.
Abigail Adams doesn't like her surroundings. I know this because the text states, "We wandered for two hours without finding a guide or the path. " This proves she already doesn't like her surroundings. She doesn't like that they didn't find another human being for a long time.
Abigail Adams, the Wild Colt Ella Jeanquart “Wild colts make the best horses” (A Supporting Role) this quote means that if you are wild and free you are able to do your best and be the best at what you do. This may sound like it came straight out of a fairytale you may have read when you were younger but this was something that Abigail Adams grandmother told her when she was young and it had inspired many people to follow their passions and it especially inspired Abigale to follow her dreams of educating herself and to fight for women's rights. Abigail Adams had integrity and great leadership skills. She was a successful business woman because of her willingness to take risks and she lived by the credo “nothing venture nothing have” something that her husband John found alarming. (Holton, Woody)
In pre-Revolutionary America, many changes were taking place. Abigail Adams recognizes this in her letter of encouragement to her son, who is with his brother and father on a French voyage. She is intimidating in the most motherly, affectionate way, and surely lets her son know that a lot is expected of him. Adams encourages her son through the use of comparison and by acknowledging his personal qualities to recognize the value of experience and overcoming personal challenges.