of The American Revolution
of the Civil War
of world war I
Carrie Chapman Catt
of world war II
Adams sound familiar? If you said yes, it's probably because she was
married to the second president of the United States, John Adams. She
was born on November 11, 1774. She was more than just the second
president's wife though, she made a life of her own. She is
famous for being one of the first women to believe in women's rights.
husband was a politician she was very
interested in the patriot cause. Abigail predicted that America
would make a break with Great Britain. She even viewed many of the
battles of the American Revolution first hand. She was excited because
in Britain she had been denied rights that she wanted as a women.
When they declared their independence in 1776, she wrote a letter to
her husband asking him to remember the ladies while making the laws.
Here is a segment from her letter:
Not only did
she have many opinions, she was
considered one of the sauciest women in the world by her husband. She
commonly helped him make decisions in politics. She is a wonderful
women to look up to because of her bravery of being on the battlefield
and her constant spunk!
- ...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.