Adams was born on November 22nd, 1744, the daughter of a well-read
Massachusetts minister and his wife who fostered Abigail’s education.
1764, Abigail married John Adams, a young and outspoken lawyer with whom
Abigail enjoyed a close, loving relationship. Together, they had five children.
when John was called away from home to serve his country as a political
representative, Abigail wrote letters to her husband which offered her own
views on important matters facing the newly independent nation, including an
end to slavery and the rights of women. This was an unusual stance for a woman
at the time.
John’s absences from home, Abigail supervised their farm and financial affairs.
She also visited France and England when John was a foreign ambassador.
a First Lady, Abigail participated in lively discussions of policy, took an interest
in newspapers’ power upon public opinion, and supported John in presidential
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