Abigail Adams Essay

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This lecture on Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren focus on the different aspects of how these two women became so influential to new ideals regarding women’s proper place. I chose to focus this discussion on three questions. First, what interactions did Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren have and how did those interactions affect women’s status? Second, how did Adams and Warren influence men and women’s status with their writings? Lastly, how were Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren revolutionaries in their own right? I hope to give insight into the different opinions on these women’s effect on history and their degree of revolutionary ideals. Some scholars believe that both women were strong supporters of a change in the status of women. Others state that one woman was more influential than the other. Still others believe that these women were seen to have a stronger dedication to a cause that was before their own time even though that was not their true intentions. Knowing different perspectives is important for making informed and intelligent decisions. When looking at history, it is very important that we make the most informed choice on what to believe based upon the truth of the evidence. The past always affects the future. These women were very influential to women’s history. By looking into their lives we can better understand who these women were and what they were trying to tell us. I also hope that this lecture will give a better understanding of the women during this period and the struggles that they had to go through during the time of a new government. They had to stand strong by their husbands and sacrifice for a cause that they were not able to have an active role in creating. Both Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren had to sacrifice for the republican cause, most importantly they had to sacrifice time spend with their husbands
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