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Welcome to a report, but not just any type of report. The type of report involving a former first lady, a courageous woman, and mother of the sixth president. Abigail Adams. Abigail Adams was an important woman in history. Read on to learn about her life, her marriage, her family, her role in the Revolutionary War, and her challenges of being a woman.Abigail Adams was born on November 22, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The time when Abigail was growing up Massachusetts was still part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony of Great Britain. Her dad, William Smith, worked as the minister of the regional church. She also had siblings. One brother and two sisters, Mary Smith Cranch, Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody, and William Smith. Back in Abigail’s time men thought girls weren’t intelligent enough to go to school. Abigail was taught to read and write by her mom and she read as many books as she could from her father’s library. She was able to get new ideas and develop her brain. Abigail wished to go to school, but could not. Her grievance later forced her to contend for women’s education rights. Abigail was young when she met John Adams. At the time John Adams was a country lawyer and a friend of Abigail’s sister fiance. As time went by John and Abigail enjoyed each other’s presence. John liked Abigails wit and intelligence. Abigail liked John for his ambition and sense of humor.  Abigail and John got engaged in 1762. Abigail’s dad liked John and thought he was a good man, but however her mom thought she could do better than a country lawyer. The marriage was going to happen, but the wedding was deferred because of an uprising spread of smallpox. Eventually the couple got married. John and Abigail had six children, Charles Adams, Susanna Adams, Abigail Adams Smith, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Boylston Adams, and Elizabeth Adams. Sadly Susanna and Elizabeth died at a young age, but this was common in the 1700s.

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