BC: Abigail Adams
FC: Abigail Adams
1: Abigail Adams was born in Weymouth Massachusetts on November 11, 1744 to Elizabeth Quincy Smith and Reverend William Smith. She was often ill, so her father educated her along with her educating herself by reading many books. When she was twenty, she was married on October 25, 1764 to John Adams after first being introduced to him by a mutual friend. Many presidential couples still aspire to have relationship as well suited as theirs. Abigail died on October 18, 1818 of typhoid fever. | Basic Information | John Adams
2: The names of Abigail’s five kids were Nabby, Susana, who normally went by Suky, Thomas, John Quincy, and Charles.
3: Abigail outlived four of her children including her daughter Nabby who died of breast cancer. This was especially hard for Abigail because Nabby was one of the main helpers around the house.
4: Abigail Adams was wife to John Adams who was the second president of the United States. She was a strong supporter of freedom and had a large impact on many of the decisions made by John Adams regarding women and racial equality.
5: The American Revolution
6: Historical Impact
7: Abigail Adams was the second first lady of the United States. While many women simply accepted the fact that, at the time, they received little representation and education, Abigail did not. She was well up to date on politics, policy, and spoke to Thomas Jefferson about her opinions and ideas. She encouraged womens' rights and while John, her husband, was absent, she always took care of their house, their garden, and others.
8: Abigail Adams was a strong supporter of women’s rights and helped influence many final decisions about the United States and its laws and policies.
10: There were many deaths in the life of Abigail Adams. She outlived four of her five children but did not outlive her husband John.
11: Major Life Events | She was often sick when she was young which led her to educate herself rather than attend any school. Along with this, she was a first lady and one of her sons, John Quincy, became the sixth president of the United States.
12: She was also the first first lady to live in the White House and the first to be a president’s wife and mother. | Little Known Facts
13: Abigail’s nickname when she was young was Nabby because her little sister could not pronounce her name correctly.