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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