Abigail Adams Hello my name is Abigail Adams and I was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on November 11, 1744 to Elizabeth Quincy Smith and Reverend William Smith. I have three other siblings Mary Smith Cranch, William Smith, and Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody. I was a sickly kid and never got any formal education, which I still regret to this day, but I was taught to read and write at home and I took a special liking to philosophy, theology, Shakespeare, the classics, ancient history, government and law. I married John Adams on October 25, 1764. We had five children together: Abigail " Nabby " Amelia Adams Smith, John Quincy Adams, Susanna Adams, Charles Adams, Thomas Boylston Adams. I didn’t have a job, but when John was gone to Boston for work I had to take care of our home, children, and farm. My husband was chosen to be a delegate in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. This helped me be chosen by the Massachusetts Colony General Court in 1775, along with Mercy Warner, and Hannah Winthrop to question women who were staying loyal to the British. Soon after the Second Continental Congress came together to make the Declaration of Independence, which my husband was a delegate to and I persuaded him to try and help put some of the earliest forms of written women’s rights into the document. After the Declaration of Independence John had to go minister to France then England in 1778. Finally in 1783 I joined him after all that time apart. When we got back John became
Good day to all, my name is Abigail Adams. I was born in 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Quincy and William Smith, I was the second oldest among my three sisters and one brother. My father was a Congregationalist minister, growing up I was never schooled but I learned to read and write at home. I took great interest in my father’s books and was intrigued on subjects such as philosophy, theology, Shakespeare, ancient history, government and law.
In the summer of 1759…
Abigail Adams was born in November 11, 1744 in Weymouth Massachusetts. She was encouraged by her parents to learn how to read and write. She was the daughter of a minister. She was interested in Shakespearean literature, letters and classics. Adams did not, however, attend school, which was common for girls at the time. In 1762 Abigail was reunited with her childhood acquaintance John Adams. He was impressed by Abigail’s knowledge of poetry, philosophy and politics. There was a strong connection…
Abigail Adams (1744-1818)
Abigail Adams, formerly Abigail Smith, was born on November 22, 1744 to William and Elizabeth Quincy Smith. She was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts, where her dad was the minister of the local church (Noble 1-2). Even though Adams’ maternal family was well-known in the community, she was still down to earth and similar to other girls her age. In her early life, she learned domestic skills and was never formally educated. In 1764, when Adams was twenty…
The Family that Stops at Nothing
John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. His father, John Adams Sr., was a farmer, a Congregationalist deacon and a town councilman, and was a direct descendant of Henry Adams, a Puritan who emigrated from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. His mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, was a descendant of the Boylstons of Brookline, a prominent family in colonial Massachusetts.
At age 16, Adams earned a…
What are some of the key ideas of the letters between John and Abigail Adams?
Abigail pushes John to have women's right to be fought.
The main idea was to include women in the declaration of independence. t for.
What does Abigail Adams threaten to do if women are not given representation in the new laws of the land?
threatened to form a rebellion if women weren't given representation.
What other groups, besides women, does John Adams claim are demanding more freedoms from the government? What…
status of women’s rights.
The women that can be noted for opening the door to women’s rights goes by the name of Abigail Adams. In the time leading up to the completion and signing of the Declaration of Independence, John and Abigail Adams shared letters, in the year 1776, that voiced what both men and women felt about the rights of women. (Norton and Alexander 110) On March 16th, Abigail wrote John a letter, not only to tell him how eager she was to hear that he had declared an independency, but more…
equality did not apply to all groups of people in the thirteen colonies while using the letter from Abigail, the slave petition and the right of free suffrage.
To begin with, the declaration of Independence was a huge source that brought out some freedom to many Americans. While they were in the midst of writing up the declaration of Independence, a woman named Abigail Adams who was married to John Adams, wrote him a letter in which, she said the following “I long to hear that you have declared an independency…
One of the most significant events in United States history was the American Revolution. However, the significance of the event did not lay in the number of casualties or in Revolutionary wartime strategies. The importance of the Revolution lay in its effects of American Society. This landmark in American history has caused important changes to the government, affected vast and deep social changes, and altered the economic state of the newborn nation in the years of 1775 to 1800.
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Early American History
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Women of the Revolutionary War
The Revolutionary War, which lasted approximately seven years, took the lives of thousands of Colonial Americans. Many men who fought were renowned as heroes for their contributions towards the war and for their ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives, fighting for our countries independence. While I was completing my military training I learned about these great men, who made…
Independence, was written.
This declaration stated that all men AND women are created equal (Doc A). Although this was probably the most noticed attempt, it wasn’t the first. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, was always writing letters to John. “Remember the Ladies” she wrote in one of her letters to her husband. Even though Abigail fought for women’s rights a hundred years earlier, her letters were used in the Seneca Falls Convention to help support the women (Doc C).
There were many problems with…