Abigail Adams

Title

Abigail Adams

Subject

American Revolution; Early Republic

Description

Counseled John Adams and encouraged US founding fathers to not leave women out of the freedoms and privileges of the new republic

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Abigail_Adams.jpg

Birth Date

1744

Birthplace

Weymouth, Massachusetts

Death Date

1818

Biographical Text

Adams was an activist for women’s rights, reminding her husband to “remember the ladies” as our forefathers created a new code of laws for the nation. As first lady by virtue of her marriage to John Adams, Abigail advocated for married women’s property rights and for the educational rights of women. She is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband where she counseled his political actions; their correspondence was filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics.

Bibliography

Keller, Rosemary.  Patriotism and the Female Sex: Abigail Adams and the American Revolution. (Brooklyn: Carlson, 1994).

Adams Family Papers Digital Archive:
http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/archive/letter/

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Date Added
June 3, 2014
Collection
Women's Rights
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Abigail Adams,” Women Who Dared, accessed November 15, 2018, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/6.