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  • Abigail Adams
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    Abigail Adams: Her Contributions Though quiet, sickly, and shy, Abigail Adams, the wife of second president John Adams, helped plant the seeds that eventually led to the concept of women^1's rights and women^1's equality with men. For a country which had been founded on the idea of independence for all, these concepts were still considered radical and even ridiculous. Abigail believed that a good education was just as necessary for girls as for boys. This was a departure from the prevailing feel...
  • New Letters Of Abigail Adams
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    Abigail Adams 1744-1818 American first lady Abigail Adams helped plant the seeds that would start women and men thinking about women's rights and roles in a country that had been founded on the ideals of equality and independence. Introduction Abigail Adams was born Abigail Smith on November 22, 1744, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, a farm community about fifteen miles southeast of Boston. Her family on both sides had lived in the colonies for several generations and was well established in the more...
  • Abigail And John
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    Abigail Adams was an amazing American. She was born in 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts colony. In 1764 she married John Adams, who later became the second President of the United States. She was the first president's wife to live in the White House. Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744. She lived in Weymouth, MA in the parsonage. It was a big house with many rooms. Abigail lived with her parents William and Elizabeth Quincy Smith. She had two sisters and one brother, Mary, Elizabeth, and ...
  • Aker's Abigail Adams
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    Akers describes Abigail Adams as "the nation's best informed woman on public affairs, while never overstepping... the line nature had drawn between the sexes". This is the books main idea of course, based on the life of Abigail Adams. She influenced her husband and second president, John Adams as well as her son and sixth president, John Quincy Adams. Akers portrays how John Adams saw Abigail as an intellectual equal in the confines in their own home. Her political philosophy was as wise and un ...
  • Letters Between Abigail And John Adams
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    John Adams, a Harvard graduate and well-educated politician, married Abigail Smith in October of 1764. She was the daughter of a wealthy minister. Despite the lack of formal education because of illness, Abigail learned to read, write, and converse on level of great dignity. Ten years into their marriage, Mr. Adams was elected into Congress to represent Massachusetts. He was to attend a conference in Philadelphia in August and was going to have to leave Abigail at home with their seven-year-old ...
  • Meeting On Womens Rights
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    I. Womens Roles in the Revolution A. Family Enterprises 1. Women took over 2. Succeeded Despite a. inflation b. British Occupancy c. absence of important supplies 3. gave women self-confidence 4. proved that women could make a living by themselves B. Army Camps 1. Women came to be with soldiers a. were fed by military b. were cared for by military 2. The women: a. cooked b. cleaned c. sewed d. served as nurses e. were not treated specially 1. marched with men 2. slept in the snow C. Women Soldie...
  • John Adams Response To Abigail's Letter
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    During the American Revolution, a patriot was defined as "one who loves, supports and defends one country" (Webster's Dictionary) Most certainly these qualities were reserved exclusively for the male population of the time. In 1776, words such as androgynous, woman's activist did not exist. It is difficult to obtain and explain one simple definition of what a patriotic American was around 1776 and the Declaration of Independence. Therefore how can one person give a simple definition of a patriot...
  • Support Against The Federalists To Abigail Adams
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    Many efforts of the 1790's were group efforts; from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison rallying support against the Federalists, to Abigail Adams helping her husband with his Presidential duties. There was also the remembrance of a partnership between Jefferson and Adams, from when they were best friends working for their nation's independence. This partnership was unable to continue when the friends wound up on the opposite sides of a widening chasm of political differences, as Jefferson came t...
  • Husband Of Abigail Adams
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    Part One Long characterized as the wife of the second president and the mother of the sixth, Natalie Bober, in Abigail Adams witness to a Revolution, describes Abigail Adams as an accomplished woman in her own right. In this well researched biography she presents an intimate portrait of a unique individual while also reflecting the course and times of the 18th century. Bober uses information derived from Abigail's more than two thousand personal letters as a vehicle to transport her readers to t...
  • Abigail Adams And Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt were two of the most influential and empowering women in the history of the United States. They made great contributions that helped improve the rights of all people. Their persistence and determination for a better way of life has shaped the foundation for which we live. Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as Abigail Smith. When she was twenty years old she married John Adams and they moved to Braintree, MA. Abigail and Joh...
  • June 17 John Quincy And Abigail
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    Abigail Adams was a unique women because she had an education and an interest in politics. She learned how to read and write and enjoyed poems most. She was also very resourceful by helping her husband on difficult problems. Abigail was born on November 11 on the Julian calendar, or November 22 on the modern Gregorian calendar. Abigail had two sisters named Mary and Elizabeth or Betsy. She had one brother named William or Billy. Abigail's name was originally Abigail Smith. Each baby was baptized...

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