Abigail Adams, a woman very well known today originally met her husband John Adams when she was 15 years old and later on became the first lady during his presidency. When she turned 11 she met with a college professor and started her education. Abigail was born on November 22, 1744 and died on October 28, 1818 (The World of Abigail Adams). Throughout her life she had many long lasting accomplishments and was a leader in her household and for women. She helped make the Americas what they are today and helped give rights to woman. Abigail Adams was an important figure because of her relation to John Adams, her religious views, her accomplishments, and how they had long lasting effects in the world and on the United States today.
Abigail Adams was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts at the North Parish congregational church (The World of Abigail Adams). She came from a well-rounded family. Her great grandfather was a reverend named John Norton, so religion was an important part of her up bringing. Her father, William Smith was a liberal Congregationalist. Her mother Elizabeth Quincy Smith had four children; two daughters, a son who eventually died from alcoholism and Abigail. Abigail was born as a sickly child. Her mother did not believe that she was healthy enough for schooling so she did not live a usual child’s life. She then met with people who believed she was healthy enough and ready to be taught around the age of 11, and she started to further her education from there. Abigail Adams once said, “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence” (Brainy Quotes). In order to gain wisdom you must work. She learned in her life that things do not come by chance and that in order to receive you must giv...
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...buried at a Church next to her husband. When she was dying she said she was ready to meet her husband in heaven. Woman like Abigail Adams should be recognized for making the difference in the lives of people today. Abigail Adams was an important figure because of her relation to John Adams, her many accomplishments, and how they effected the United States today.
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Yu Jeong ChaeMs. BrownEnglish 1115th June 2015Abigail is the selfish girl who was the main culprit behind the witchcraft Abigail is the girl who was living in the Salem. She was just an ordinary girl and was a little bit good at lying, but it did not matter at all. But after the girls danced in the forest and Betty and Ruth became ill, the misfortune befell the town. People started to suspect the girls as witches and the word “witchcraft” got around the town. And the Abigail’s behavior aggravated the doubt in the town and made some people hanged. In this process, Abigail showed how much selfish she is. There are three main evidences that support it. Actually when she was dancing with her friends, her mouth was smeared with the blood
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On January 12, 1780, Abigail Adams, former First Lady, wrote to her son, John Quincy Adams, while he was abroad with his father and brother. Adams addressed to her son and future President to maintain his spirit to learn and grow. She expressed his purpose through her motherly tone, various religious and historical allusions, use of logos, rhetorical question with simple syntax and use of metaphors.
Abigail Adams was born Abigail Smith in 1744 at Weymouth, Massachusetts. She was a descendent of the Qunicys', a very prestigious family in the colonies, on her mothers' side. On her fathers' side Abigail was a descendent of Congressional Ministers. During a time when women did not receive a formal education, her grandmother at home taught Abigail. Her eagerness to learn and to read is what created a bond between John Adams and her.