Mercy Otis Warren
By: Audrey Pham
Her father had two sons and provided both of them with education. The oldest brother decided not to attend college, so she, the youngest, was allowed to take it. She studied along with her brother while he attended Harvard. One of her brother's classmate ended up as her wife.
Impact on American History
She was influenced by her father, husband, and brother because they were all strong patriots. If you would visit their house, there would be a debate politics. She composed political poetry and staged performance even when she never seen one. She published a three-volume history of the American Revolution. Her writing has convinced many people in Massachusetts to become Patriots. She was the only woman who published books, plays, and poetry.
"Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition."