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Abigail Adams

John Adams
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. 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.

Born - November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts

Parents - Reverend William Smith & Elizabeth Quincy Smith

Married - October 25, 1764 to John Adams

Children - Abigail Amelia (1765 – 1813),
John Qunicy (1767 – 1848),
Susanna (1768 – 1770),
Charles (1770 -1800),
Thomas Boylston (1772 – 1832)

Firsts - 1st First Lady to live in the White House. 1st woman to be both wife of a president and mother of a president (John Quincy Adams 6th President).

Post White House residence - Peacefield, Quincy, Massachusetts

Died - October 28, 1818 in Peacefield, Quincy, Massachusetts

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  • Mrs. Adams was an avid reader and wrote numerous letters in her lifetime.
  • Before the White House, the Adams’ lived in Great Britain while Mr. Adams served as the first U.S. Minister to Great Britain.
  • Abigail Adams was the 1st First Lady to live in the White House.
  • Abigail Adams was the 1st woman to be both wife of a president and mother of a president.

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