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Abigail Adams Stands Up for “Ladies”

July 17, 2020


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In a time when wives were treated like property, Abigail Adams insisted that her husband “Remember the Ladies” when writing the laws of the country and warning him, that “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Full text of some of her letters can be found at http://americainclass.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/AAdams-StudentVersion.pdf


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