Book Report on Abigail Adams/Dearest Friend
Abigail Adams married John Adams on October 25, 1764. John Adams was a lawyer at the time and was away most of the time. Soon after, John Adams worked his way up serving time in Congress to becoming vice president and then to be president of the United State. They had six children, but one died after a year and one that was stillborn. Abigail Adams had the responsibility of raising and teaching her children, plus working on the farm. Abigail was self taught at home by her parents. During those days women weren't allowed to go to school. She felt embarrassed about her writing skills because she couldn't spell and didn't use proper punctuation in letters she wrote. John Adams was dating Abigail during this time and he found it interesting that Abigail would read and write. So when he would go visit her, he would take her books and she enjoyed reading and learned more than ever before. Abigail felt that it wasn't fare that her brothers were able to go to school and get an education. Education for a women would only get in the way of marriage and family. During the time of their marriage, John Adams was always away from home because of serving time in congress. Abigail wrote all the time to her husband which formed a bonded relationship between them. John in return would keep Abigail informed about all the politics he was facing. She soon became very educated with the legal system and was very resourceful by helping her husband with the difficult problems he was facing during his time in congress. John Adams would always listen to Abigail's opinions well, because she always knew what she was talking about. You can say, Abigail was always right on everything. Abigail Adams was concerned about women being better educated. She began to question what was the legal and political position of women in society. Abigail was a very strong supporter of women's rights. She wrote a very important letter to her husband John...
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