Abigail Adams

Maddie Weed

Introduction

Abigail Adams was important to American history. Here are some things you will learn in this article, you will learn about her early life ,later years, and some fun facts. Abigail had a tough childhood. She was unhealthy which lead to inactivity and she did not receive a formal education but there were some good things about her childhood to. In her later years she got to experience two wars the Revolutionary War and the war of 1812 and she met her husband John Adams. Did you know that Abigail adams moved and lived in France? There will be some fun facts.

Early life

Abigail had a tough childhood. She was unhealthy which lead to inactivity and she did not receive a formal education, but there were some good things about her childhood too.

Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth Massachusetts. She belonged to a loving family, she had three siblings, she had two sisters and one brother. Like most children in the 1700's she did not receive a formal education. She learned mostly sewing and cooking and some other basic things.

Abigail adams was a very smart, brave, and curious little girl and stayed that way even when she got older.

Later years

In her later years she experienced two wars the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and during this time she met her husband John Adams.

Abigail Smith married John Adams on October 25, 1764 and later had five children. Abigail, Susanna, John Quincy, Charles , and Thomas. Susanna died before reaching the age of two. Soon after the war she moved to France and joined her husband and later moved to England. In 1797 John Adams was elected as president, which meant the Abigail was First Lady. Abigail died of a stroke at her home on October 28, 1818.

Abigail Adams later years were pretty eventful. She lived through two wars, a death of one of her children, moved to France and then to England and a lot more.

Fun Facts

Did you know that Abigail Adams moved to England? Did you know some people called her Mrs. President?

When Abigail Adams husband, John Adams, went to France they wrote letters to each other and after a while Abigail moved to France to live with her husband. Then soon after the war they moved to England. Abigail Adams was the first America woman to be the wife of one president and the mother of another. Abigail had so much advice that some people called her Mrs. President. Abigail was the first woman to actually live in the White House. Abigail lived through two wars the Revolutionary war and the war of 1812. Abigail's grandson published a book about her letters and was the first book about a First Lady at that time.

Abigail Adams had a very interesting life. Many important events happened in her life.

Glossary

England : a place in Europe

Revolutionary War : the war that declared our independence

First Lady : wife of a president

Sources

Books

Who was Abigail Adams? By True Kelley

Abigail Adams by Sawyur Kem Knapp

Web sites/ database

Abigail Adams history.com

Abigail Adams SIRS Discover