March 20, 2019

Today in History: Abigail Adams

John Adams to Abigail Adams [Dec. 3, 1775]
Today in History–October 25–the Library of Congress features Abigail Adams, who was married to John Adams on this day in 1764. Abigail Adams was well educated and her husband frequently discussed political issues with her. Learn more about this famous first lady and first mother who was also a staunch supporter of women’s rights by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to Abigail Adams.

Abigail Adams, His [John Adams’] Better Half (story from America’s Library)

Remember the Ladies Library of Congress blog March 31, 2016

Abigail Adams image set

Abigail Adams books & articles

Letters of Mrs. Adams, the wife of John Adams (1840)

Abigail Adams & Thomas Jefferson correspondence

Search the Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation collection using the keywords abigail adams to access letters from John to Abigail (mainly) during the Continental Congress

Abigail & John Adams correspondence from the Massachusetts Historical Society

Abigail Adams obituary (1818)

Primary Source Learning: Women in the White House

Presidential Spotlight: John Adams

Presidential Spotlight: John Quincy Adams

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