Born on November 11, 1744, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Abigail Adams was the wife of the second president of the U.S. and the mother of the sixth president of the U.S. Abigail married John on October 25, 1764. A year later, they started working on their five children. Abigail, the second of four children, learned her reading, writing, and arithmetic from her maternal grandmother, Mrs. John Quincy. She was the first fully emancipated woman in American History.
Charming, sprightly, strong, exceptional are the ways her family and friends described her. Her letters gave vivid descriptions that drew pictures in minds of how colonial life was lived. Abigail was confident in her husband and supported him all through it.
Abigail insisted a woman's role carried an equal amount of importance and responsibility. So, with this, she wrote letters to John telling him to " REMEMBER THE WOMEN" in the Constitution. She also believed that educated women could perform their duties better than uneducated women. Therefore, she was for educating women.
She did this by sharing her views and spoke about petitioning Congress. It must have had some affect because her strongest appeal was in 1776.
Abigail's eldest child, Abigail, grew up and married Colonial William Stephens
Smith. Her second child, John Quincy, grew up and became the sixth president of the U.S.
Susanna, her third child, died in infancy. Charles, her fourth child, died while John was
in office. Their youngest child, Thomas, became a lawyer and a judge. Abigail died
in 1818 of Thypoid Fever.