Who Was Abigail Adams? by True KelleyAbigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to remember the ladies and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education in public schools for both boys and girls. She was also the first First Lady to live in the White House! This biography tells the story of Abigail Adams and her role in Americas Revolutionary War period.
She was a strong advocate for women's rights and her views are reflected in her quote in which she urged Congress and the President to "Remember the Ladies". She was an intelligent and highly respected woman who understood the power of the press, often sending information about her husband to the newspapers. She was a strong and highly influential supporter of her husband. What was the life of Abigail Adams like? The Facts about Abigail Adams covers important information, dates and interesting facts about her birth, her early life, her family, her personality with a biography and the accomplishments of Abigail Adams as the First Lady of the United States of America. Video of Abigail Adams The Facts about Abigail Adams provides a fast overview of the key facts and events in the biography about her life and accomplishments as the First Lady of John Adams. The following video enables you to sit back and listen to the history of the personal and political life of John Adams, the man she supported.
The Start of the Revolution
She was a prolific letter writer whose correspondence gives an intimate and vivid portrayal of life in the young republic. Although her approach to the office of first lady was in many ways advanced, her fame rests on her thousands of letters, which form an eloquent and evocative description of her life and times. For her introduction to great literature, she credited her brother-in-law, Richard Cranch. She managed the second decade of her marriage on her own, as John participated in the colonial struggle for independence as a member of the Continental Congress and later as a representative of his country in France. Their correspondence during these years, especially when added to the spirited letters penned earlier during their courtship, provides a rich account of their activities and thinking as well as their love and devotion to each other.