Dbq Abigail Adams Miniseries

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The Declaration of Independence includes the statement that all men are created equal. Not all people had the rights and freedoms of everyone else. Source B is a letter from Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams. She declares that the Continental Congress in Philadelphia should be generous and favorable to the women, by letting them have a say in government, and give them more rights. In Source C, the author of this slave petition to the House of Representatives expresses his feelings of not being able to have freedoms as an African American living in America. On the other hand, in Source D, the John Adams Miniseries, Abigail Adams expressed that women should be able to be elected to Congress, and not just men. Therefore, not all men are created equal, because women didn’t have the rights and liberties of men, and African Americans were treated as slaves, not equals. …show more content…

In Document D, Abigail Adams exclaims, in the John Adams miniseries, that Congress is like the King, because they don’t care for women and slaves (Source D). When Abigail tells her husband this, it displays her opinion that the King isn’t being fair to the Congress. In return, the Congress isn’t being fair to the women, which means that she needs to stand up for herself and the other women that need a say in laws and government. In Source B, Adams writes, “…we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.” Similar to Source D, this quote illustrates how strongly Abigail Adams’ determination would take her. She believed that women have no voice or representation in Congress, and this would cause a rebellion, because women should be treated as equals. Likewise to women, African Americans were also treated differently than that of white men in

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