As a keen observer of life around her, of the political climate, of the morals of her age, and of kings and commoners, Abigail Adams left a legacy second to none, recorded in the letters to her husband, her children, and her friends. As a woman, a mother, and a helpmate to her husband, her life was unusual in its depth, its experiences, and its opportunities to make the keen observations for which she is known. Today we delight in her honest remarks, her deep insights, and her obvious intelligence. If at times she was harsh and judgmental in her views, she could change her mind upon reflection.
Thomas Boylston Adams — Elizabeth stillborn in  Her childrearing style included relentless and continual reminders of what the children owed to virtue and the Adams tradition. Like her husband, Abigail often quoted literature in her letters. Historian David McCullough claims that she did so "more readily" than her husband.
Their correspondence illuminated their mutual emotional and intellectual respect. John often excused himself to Abigail for his "vanity",  exposing his need for her approval.
He moved the family to Boston in Aprilrenting a clapboard house on Brattle Street that was known locally as the "White House. Inhe moved Abigail and the children to Braintree, but he kept his office in Boston, hoping the time away from his family would allow him to focus on his work.
Nevertheless, after some time in the capital, he became disenchanted with the rural and "vulgar" Braintree as a home for his family. In Augusttherefore, Adams moved his family back to Boston. He purchased a large brick house on Queen Street, not far from his office.
Abigail had dreaded the thought of the long sea voyage, but in fact found the journey interesting. At first she found life in Paris difficult, and was rather overwhelmed by the novel experience of running a large house with a retinue of servants.
However, as the months passed she began to enjoy herself: Aftershe filled the role of wife of the first U. In contrast to Paris, Abigail disliked Londonwhere she had few friends and was in general cold-shouldered by polite society.
She and John returned in to a house known as the " Old House " in Quincy, which she set about vigorously enlarging and remodeling.
It is still standing and open to the public as part of Adams National Historical Park. She was so politically active, her political opponents came to refer to her as "Mrs.
She found the unfinished mansion in Washington "habitable" and the location "beautiful"; but she complained that, despite the thick woods nearby, she could find no one willing to chop and haul firewood for the First Family.
Abigail did use the East Room of the White House to hang up the laundry.
She is buried beside her husband in a crypt located in the United First Parish Church also known as the Church of the Presidents in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was 73 years old, exactly two weeks shy of her 74th birthday. Her last words were, "Do not grieve, my friend, my dearest friend.
I am ready to go. And John, it will not be long. Women, she believed, should not submit to laws not made in their interest, nor should they be content with the simple role of being companions to their husbands. They should educate themselves and thus be recognized for their intellectual capabilities, so they could guide and influence the lives of their children and husbands.
She is known for her March letter to John and the Continental Congressrequesting that they, "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.*Not only is Abigail Adams buried beside her husband but also along with their son, the sixth President and his wife, John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams.
*Abigail Adams is the first of three First Ladies who is buried on the grounds of a house of faith, the others being Louisa Adams and Edith Wilson, buried at the National Cathedral in. Book Report on Abigail Adams/Dearest Friend Abigail Adams married John Adams on October 25, The 1st vice president of the United States and its 2nd president.
But before this a Harvard graduate, a school teacher, a renowned and ethical lawyer and a legal and constitutional scholar. Abigail Smith Adams - John Adams' wife.
An . Watch video · Abigail Adams is best known as the wife of President John Adams and for her extensive correspondence. She was also the mother of John Quincy Adams who became the sixth president of the United States.
The daughter of a minister, she was a devoted reader, studying the works of William Shakespeare and John Milton among . Jun 04, · Abigail Adams Smith, née Abigail Adams, daughter of President Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams SS Abigail Adams ; see List of Liberty ships (A–F) See also All pages with a title containing Abigail Adams Abigail Adams was the wife of President Adams.
Abigail Smith Adams died on October 28, , at the age of 73, leaving her country a most remarkable record as Patriot and First Lady, wife of one President and mother of another. Her last words were, “Do not grieve, my friend, my dearest friend. Wife of the second President of the United States, Abigail Adams is an example of one kind of life lived by women in colonial, Revolutionary and .