What Is The Letter Of Abigail Adams Dbq

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Abigail Adams Letter to John Adams In her letter to John Adams, Abigail Adams expresses the lack of freedom among certain groups of people especially the women and the wives of America. Half way through her letter she states, “do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands” in which she basically states there should be a change in how men treat their wives and the women of America. Women were treated as if they were nothing but property, and their body and everything they “owned” or was once theirs, was now in complete custody of their husbands. She goes on to say that “if particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion” in which is another way of her saying pointing out that women are also tired of their lack of freedom. Abigail Adams wants there to be a change in the household and how the husbands view their wives. The slaves as in the …show more content…

The revolution and the whole aspect of the war was based around freedom for individuals as well as the statement that “all men are created equal.” This idea of freedom made other groups in America such as women and slaves to think about their own place in America and where they fit in, and what rights they deserved for their part in the fight for freedom. This is seen in Abigail Adams’ letter when she states, “I long to hear that you have declared an independency, and by the way in the new Code of Laws…” showing that she believed that women, under the new constitution and set of laws, deserve their freedom as well. This is also seen in the “Petitions of Slaves…” when is states, “America has acted in the course of their unhappy difficulties with Great Britain pleads stronger than a thousand arguments in favor of your petitioners to be restored to the enjoyment of that which is the natural right of all

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