Essay on "Remember the Ladies" Abigail Adams Analysis

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Declaring Independence Assignment

1. What are some of the key ideas of the letters between John and Abigail Adams?

The first idea is to remember the ladies. She states that men should not be given all the power. If the ladies are paid no attention it was bound to inspire a rebellion against this tyrant like behavior. If women have no voice, they will not be happy. If men need the title of master women will act differently than if they called themselves their wives’ friend. All these ideas are voiced in the letter she wrote. John expressed his ideas about women and how he thinks they should not vote in the new government. Both made valid points.

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I feel John Adams was not considerate
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I was also taken aback to how she states; your sex (Males) is naturally tyrannical. This is a truth so established that no one can dispute it. As far as John Adam’s response, all I can do is laugh at how he valued his manly hood more than his family or the more equal authority of women. Nowadays, he would never have pulled this response. He would have to fight to keep the reputation of a man versus a masculine pig. One connection is that in other revolutions after this the war things going on disrupted and corrupted the rule or mastership people had over subjects or slaves.

3. What other groups, besides women, does John Adams claim are demanding more freedoms from the government? What do these groups have in common with women? John Adams claimed that children and apprentices grew disobedient, schools and colleges became restless, Indians ignored elders, slaves grew disrespectful, and women grew discontent. All of these groups have no voice and unequal treatment in common. A connection is that women could not vote until relatively recently. That was man’s claim on control of how things were run. I honestly am appalled at what came out of his response as far as ,”subjection to the unfair rule of women.” Hypocrisy at its finest there because how do you think the women felt about subjection to the Despotism of the egotisticals? Yeah, probably not that great.

4. How do you think Abigail Adams felt when she read her husband's letter?

I think

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