by Paul Z.
Abigail Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1744. She married John Adams the Colonial Leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was also the second President of the United States of America. She had ideas she would tell her husband. They were both leaders in a fight for independence. She wanted America to break away from Great Britain so they could make their own laws. She thought that the women should have more power.
"And in the new laws which you will make, I wish you will remember the ladies. Be more favorable and generous to them than your ancestors. Do not put so much power in the hands of husbands."
People know a lot about Abigail Adams because of the letters she wrote to her husband while he was away. In 1774 he was in Philadelphia at the First Continental Congress. Then he was away when the Declaration of Independence was being signed. Abigail had a lot to do at home when he was away. She taught her daughters and ran the farm. She did not always think it was fair that women had to stay home. She made people think about women's rights.
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