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Letter From Abigail Adams to John Adams

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Transcript of Letter From Abigail Adams to John Adams

In this letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation's women when fighting for America's independence from Great Britain.
Abigail Adams was one of the first advocates of women’s equal education and women’s property rights during this time period. Adams had strong feelings about marriage and believed women should take more part in decisions rather than simply serve their husbands. Adams believed that women should educate themselves and use their intellect to manage the household affairs, as well as be a moral guide for the family.

"I long to hear that you have declared an independence. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose 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 particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."
March 31,1776
Abigail Adams (1744-1818)
Letter From Abigail Adams to John Adams
Abigail Adams wrote this letter on
March 31,1776 during the American Revolutionary War. Abigail wrote to John during this time period because she wanted to express her feelings of how she felt about the war. She would also tell John Adams the way she would struggle during the war, but mainly Abigail will urge John not to forget about the nations women when fighting for Americas independence.
In this letter Abigail is writing to John Adams and other members of the continental congress. She is also writing to any person who is fighting for Americas Independence.
An argument that Abigail makes in this letter is that all women are not being treated how they are supposed to be treated. She says that they are being treated like slaves to the men. She wants all women to have rights and tells John Adams to keep that in mind while he is fighting for Independence.
This passage is important because Abigail Adams is saying that John should not forget about the women and wants him to be more generous and favorable to them while making the laws. Abigail does not want him to put more power into the hands of men than the women. She states that if he does not change the way women are treated, they will form a rebellion and will not hold themselves bound by any law in which they don't have no voice or representation.
Abigail Adams believes that America gives all the power to the men and that they treat the women like if they don't have a voice.
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