What Did Abigail Adams Do In The American Revolution?
Abigail Adams, the wife of US second president John Adams had played some vital roles during the period of the American Revolution, as well as the aftermath.
Abigail’s roles are especially remembered for her thinking towards women empowerment and for her letters to husband John Adams about America’s future during the revolutionary war.
In the year 1776, when John Adams was in the Second Continental Congress, she wrote a letter to him, where Abigail added these words – “Remember the ladies. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.”
In these words, we get to see some initial forms of Feminism. However, at that time people were not so conscious about these social matters.
Most of the time, she also advised John on America’s future, politics, revolutionary war, etc matters.
However, he never gave so much importance to her letters.
By the way, whatever happened, today people of the United States remember the woman as one of the founders of America.
And obviously, she was the ‘Second First Lady’ of the great nation.
Other Interesting Facts About Abigail Adams
- Abigail Adams was one of the two women of the US, whose one side husband served as the country’s president; similarly, on the other side, her son also served as the country’s president. Her son was John Quincy Adams.
- She was one of the fewer women in US history, whose life is highly documented by historians.
- From the very beginning, Abigail’s family background was quite stronger. Especially, her family belonged to the political line. A few well-known names from her family were John Hancock, John Norton, Dorothy Quincy, etc.
- Abigail and John Adams married in 1764. At that time, she was 20 years old. They birth to a total of 6 children within 12 years’ time.
- For the first on June 19th, 2007 there was a 1$ coin released by the US government on this lady’s memory.