Diary as Abigail Adams Essay

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Abigail Adams

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 I met my future husband John Adams. He would become the second president who would help to create the foundation of a new country called the United States. John and I were married on October 25, 1764. I raised four children, including John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.
Almost immediately after John and I were married I had our first child. We shared the management of the household finances and the farming of our property for sustenance, while he also practiced law in Boston. When John went to Philadelphia in 1774 to serve as his colony's delegate to the First Continental Congress, I was overjoyed although I had to remain at home. This separation prompted the start of a lifelong correspondence between us, forming not only a rich archive that reflected the evolution of our marriage and of the Revolutionary and Federal eras, but a timeline of the public issues debated and confronted by our future nation's leaders.
Many people refer to me as the first feminist in America but I firmly believe that a woman’s most important role in…