Portrait of Abigail Adams
Portrait of Abigail Adams
A young Abigail Smith Adams
A young Abigail Smith Adams
A coin with <q>Remember the Ladies.</q>
A coin with Remember the Ladies.
President John Adams and Mrs. Abigail Adams
President John Adams and Mrs. Abigail Adams
The official portrait of Abigail Adams
The official portrait of Abigail Adams
Adams, Abigail
Topic(s):   Revolutionary War (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Abigail Smith Adams
Born November 11, 1744 (Weymouth, Massachusetts)
Died October 28, 1818 (Quincy, Massachusetts)
Nationality American
First Lady Number 2
Dates on the White House March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801
Occupation(s) farmer, wife, mother
Major Achievement(s) First Lady

Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams. He was the second president of the United States. They married in 1764. She supported him throughout his career. She shared her ideas and advice on how America should be governed. He called her his best advisor.

Abigail Adams was taught at home by her mother. She read widely from her fatherís library. She was a great letter writer. Her letters contained historical information. They revealed her views and ideas. She was a spirited patriot.

John and Abigail Adams spent much of their married life apart. Abigail ran the farm. She taught her children. She managed the home. John Adams devoted himself to politics. In a famous letter to her husband, Abigail asked him to remember the ladies. She wanted the Declaration of Independence to give women equal rights to men.

Abigail Adams spoke out against slavery. She also wanted women to receive better education. She always wished that she could spell better!

Abigail Adamsí son, John Quincy Adams, was the sixth president. She died before he took office. She was the first woman in U.S. history to be wife of one president and mother to another.

Resource information

Furbee, M. R. (1999). Women of the American Revolution. San Diego, Calif: Lucent Books.

Roberts, C. (2004). Founding mothers: The women who raised our nation. New York: William Morrow.

Schmittroth, L., Rosteck, M. K., & McConnell, S. A. (2000). American Revolution: Biographies. Detroit: UXL.

Education & Resources - National Women's History Museum. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/abigail-smith-adams/

Smith, B. H. (n.d.). Abigail Adams: Boston Women's Heritage Trail. Retrieved from http://bwht.org/abigail-adams/

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