<~>By Alyssa Vega<~>
Abigail Adams's main influence on america was starting most of the ideas of equal rights between genders.
How did she start out?
Who did she marry?
Her thoughts on women rights?
Her life as first lady?
She did not look forward to becoming the First Lady. Abigail preferred to remain at home. She had friends and family, including a sister, in or near Quincy, and she worried about the health of the farm. Nevertheless, she accepted her role as First Lady and prepared herself for a role she believed "require[d] courage and firmness, wisdom and temperance, patience and forbearance." She still continued to lobby for improvement in female education and battle the assumed "inferiority of women." She also said "If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or representation.”
After John losing his second run for president she looked forward to returning with her husband to Quincy and to retirement and fervently believed that the "short remainder of my days will be the happiest of my life. I consider my retirement as a favor." and " The consequence to us, personally, is, that we retire from public life. For myself…I have few regrets. At my age, and with my bodily infirmities, I shall be happier at Quincy. Neither my habits, nor my education, or inclinations have led me to an expensive style of living, so that on that score I have little to mourn over. If I did not rise with dignity, I can at least fall with ease, which is the more difficult task…I feel not any resentment against those who are coming into power… ”. Sadly Abigail died on October 28, 1818 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.She was buried by her husband and her son the 6th president.