Abigail Adams And Abigail Adams

1542 Words7 Pages
Although a women during the time of the American Revolution, Abigail Adams was able to accomplish a great deal that makes her fit to be a founding father. She was a great activist for women’s rights, as well as an abolitionist. She was the unofficial advisor to her husband, John Adams, who served as Vice President and President of the United States.
Abigail was the first women to serve as Second Lady of the United States from 1789 to 1797, and the second women to serve as the First Lady from 1797 to 1801. She is also the mother of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams. She came from the prestigious lineage of the Quincy family on her mother’s side, and from congregational ministers on her father’s. (Abigail Smith Adams) Adams had no formal education, like most women of her time, but she loved to read, and educated herself through literature. She met her husband, John Adams, through their shared love of literature and married in 1764.
After their wedding, John and Abigail Adams moved to his farm in Braintree, Massachusetts, and John practiced law nearby. She gave birth to her first child almost exactly nine months after their wedding, so she was a mother from almost the very beginning. She bore two daughters and three sons, and because of this, stayed home when John Adams was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress. During this time, Abigail and John Adams exchanged over a thousand letters that discussed her life during the Revolution. (Abigail Adams) The letters

More about Abigail Adams And Abigail Adams

Get Access