"Remember the Ladies" Abigail Adams Analysis

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Declaring Independence Assignment

1. What are some of the key ideas of the letters between John and Abigail Adams?

The first idea is to remember the ladies. She states that men should not be given all the power. If the ladies are paid no attention it was bound to inspire a rebellion against this tyrant like behavior. If women have no voice, they will not be happy. If men need the title of master women will act differently than if they called themselves their wives’ friend. All these ideas are voiced in the letter she wrote. John expressed his ideas about women and how he thinks they should not vote in the new government. Both made valid points.

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I feel John Adams was not considerate
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He stated in his letter that, “We are the subjects and you can depend upon that.” This can be interpreted as, “ you mean nothing to us and are expendable as we have no use for you.” That would anger me personally as I feel I am equally as important as the next person. This was somewhat interesting to me.

5. John Adams was on the committee to help write the Declaration of Independence. The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, states that: "We hold these truths to be self–evident: that all men are created equal..." Who do you think John Adams and the other signers of the Declaration of Independence were referring to by "all men"?

I feel he meant exactly that: ALL White MEN! By the statements in his letter he made it clear what he meant by saying things like: We are the Subjects and we will not be subjected to the Despotism of the petticoat, and that general Washington would fight this title stripping of master. This is somewhat like the struggles that occurred during slavery when the masters were to be stripped of their titles. When the slavery age was ending, they fought it and killed tons of slaves in retaliation. I find this disgusting.

6. Was it their intention to include women? Slaves? Native Americans?

No I do not believe that this was their intention. They did not see the colored as equal later in the times so why would they include the Indians in that statement like the women’s request. This befuddles me and slightly