Why Do You Think Abigail Adams Think Citizens Should Govern

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I believe Abigail Adams thought citizens should govern. I believe this because Abigail Adams was and still is a hero and idle for many women in the United States. As the wife of John Adams, Abigail used her position to bring forth her own strong federalist and feminist views. Abigail Adams was born in 1744 at Weymouth, Massachusetts. During a time when women did not receive a formal education, her grandmother at home taught Abigail. Her eagerness to learn and to read is what created a bond between John Adams and her. Abigail married John Adams in 1764, and they moved to a small farm in Boston. When John Adams was elected to be a member of the House of Representatives John Adams left his family and moved to Philadelphia. Although Abigail stayed back in Boston with her family she greatly influenced John Adams actions through her letters. She spoke out against many political views such as women’s rights and the freedom of the citizens. During the time 1774, “She told her husband of the injustice under which every Bostonian was forced to live” “Citizens were arrested for wiping their noses with white handkerchiefs because it was believed to be a sign of rebellion; the British ordered all people to stay off roof tops or face execution for observing British troop movements; British…show more content…
They also believed citizens should have the right to govern and make decisions throughout the government. Benjamin Banneker also believed in freedom for all. He wrote letters to “Tomas Jefferson urging him to influence to secure equal rights for African Americans. He pointed out that colonists had fought to end their enslavement under the British rule; argued that maintaining slavery of African Americans was illogical.” Mary Wollstonecraft an English writer who argued for the rights of women. She stated in 1791 “It is time to restore women to their loss of dignity and to make them part of the human

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