Abigail Adams Summary

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Abigail Adams Book worm, nerd, library enthusiast, educationally driven, and one of the most renown female letter writers of our history. Believe it or not, these are but a few of the things Abigail Adams was known for. “We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.” Oh, and how Abigail superlatively lived up to this statement. As we truffle through this journey of a real example of a revolutionary woman, we will be covering the expected roles of a woman during the Colonial and Revolutionary era, how Abigail lived up to these expected roles, how she defied them, and finally, we will delve even deeper into how the creation of a new republic affected Abigail’s beliefs on the roles of women.
On page four, of chapter one, it states that. “In a society where marriage and motherhood were the chief functions of every female.” (Pg. 4.) Firstly, this statement gives us great insight on the one of the many expected roles of any and every female during the Colonial and Revolutionary era. Succeeding, Abigail further lived up to this specific role in marrying John Adams, who was the second President of the United States. In doing so, they had five wonderful children, in which Abigail stepped forward and humbly took care of while her husband was away. Abigail, had no preceding issues with this role of a woman, if anything she encompassed its geniality. Secondly, another one of the expected roles of a woman was, “The traditional assumption that a
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