OpenStudy (bunnyzrockgirl):

1. Describe Abigail's thoughts and actions regarding women's rights. 2. What do you think her views would be regarding the current status of women in America today? What would be some areas she would note of improvement? What would be some areas she would note are still needing improvement?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

1. http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/abigail-adams.htm <-- Says in first paragraph, "Adams had strong feelings about marriage and believed women should take more part in decisions rather than simply serve their husbands. Adams believed that women should educate themselves and use their intellect to manage the household affairs, as well as be a moral guide for the family." Her actions can be found at link --> http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/abigail-adams-urges-husband-to-remember-the-ladies Where it is stated, "Nearly 150 years before the House of Representatives voted to pass the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Adams letter was a private first step in the fight for equal rights for women. Recognized and admired as a formidable woman in her own right, the union of Abigail and John Adams persists as a model of mutual respect and affection; they have since been referred to as "America's first power couple."" Also includes quote to her husband John Adams, if interested.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (bunnyzrockgirl):

thx!

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

2. (This is my own opinion, so sorry if you disagree or whatever >.> ) I believe Adams would believe the women's status have improved greatly, yet are marginally discriminated against. For example, in the work place, men are more likely to be hired over women due to the fact that women are child bearers and may come into circumstances where child birth or care may become an interference with their work. As notable improvement, she would say that worthy jobs, such as government or international jobs, have allowed more women into their forces. Granted, they may not be elected for president because a woman is a woman (lol) but it is a HUGE improvement from her time where the women were expected to be workers of the household. For improvement, she would note that workplaces (example) should get over the fact that women are the carriers of the children of America, the future.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (bunnyzrockgirl):

@Ms.Snuggles can you help with the last question? What part did religion play in the lives of John Adams and his wife?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I can sure try, one moment

3 years ago
OpenStudy (bunnyzrockgirl):

thx!

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

http://www.john-adams-heritage.com/quotes/ <-- Further down the page it shows direct quotes from John Adams on religion. It seems he felt very religiously in many circumstances (personally). Oh! And the link http://www.uuquincy.org/projects/stamps/3abigailadams.htm <-- Towards the bottom says "Abigail's father, Rev. William Smith, a Congregational minister, was one of those clergymen who had softened original Puritanism by accentuating the positive contributions to daily living while neglecting the harsher theological doctrines taken from Calvin. He was one of those ministers, who placed greater emphasis on reason and duty in worship." Saying that, she grew up in a very religious childhood which drew over into her adulthood as well as First Lady hood. The second to last sentence in the link says, "The United First Parish Church (1639) was rebuilt in 1828 of Quincy granite, left by John Adams to the church in his will. Here John and Abigail and their son and his wife, John Quincy, and Louisa, are buried in a crypt." So all in all, they were both very religious people to the point where they had the reconstruction of their family church in the Presidents will. That faith. c:

3 years ago
OpenStudy (bunnyzrockgirl):

thx!

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Of course c:

3 years ago
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