Abigail Adams

Womens Rights

Birth/Date Information

Abigail Adams was born on November 22, 1744 in Weymouth, Province Massachusetts died on October 28, 1818. She died at 73 years old exactly 2 weeks before her 74th birthday.
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Her Education

Abigail never went to collage because when she was at the age where they said that boys were the only ones that needed to go to school. The way she learned was by the three R's, reading, 'righting, 'rithmetic.


Her oldest son Thomas Boylston Adams was born on September 15th, 1772 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He went to collage at Harvard University. Her middle son Charles Adams born on May 29th, 1770 in Quincy, Massachusetts and died on November 30th, 1800 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He went to Harvard University and married Sarah Smith Adams. Her youngest son John Quincy Adams was born on July 1th, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts, and died on February 23rd, 1848 in Wshington D.C. He became the 6th president of the United States from March 4th, 1824 - March 4yh, 1829.


Her oldest daughter was Amy Elizabeth Adams born on March 28th, 1892 in Delaware, New Jersey. She died on February 15th, 1962 in South Hadley, Massachusetts, She attended Columbia and Yale University. Her middle daughter Susanna Adams born on December 28th, 1768 and died February 6th, 1770. Then her last daughter Abigail Adams Smith was born on July 14th, 1765 in Quincy, Massachusetts and died on August 15th, 1813 also in Quincy, Massachusetts. She married William Stephens Smith, but never had the opportunity to go to school.

Mom, Dad, and Husband

Her dad was Reverend William Smith, and mom Elizabeth Smith. Abigail married John Adams on October 25th, 1764.

Contributions to Change

Abigail Adams had a big change with women rights. She wrote a letter in March 1776 to John Adams and the continental congress, and is now know for the most famous letter she wrote. The letter said "I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I supposed it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If articular care and attrition paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have to voice or representation." She also wrote another letter to her husband about independency but her husband did not take her serious. So she wrote to Mercy Otis Warren and asked to petition congress with her and request that congress established some laws that favor women.

Life History

Her and her family lives in history because of her extraordinary letters. Abigail Adams is sometimes referred to as the wife of one president and the mother of another. Although she was busy writing letters she also had a farm and garden in Massachusetts. But soon ended up moving to Washington D.C. Abigail Adams and her family will always be remembered for how she saved women rights.