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In Abigail Adams' letter, what does she recommend Mr. Adams do to the laws in regard to...

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thi-dallas | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted October 11, 2012 at 2:33 AM via web

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In Abigail Adams' letter, what does she recommend Mr. Adams do to the laws in regard to women?

The letter is from March 31, 1776

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 11, 2012 at 2:44 AM (Answer #1)

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This is the famous letter in which Abigail Adams asks her husband John (who would become the second president of the United States to “remember the ladies.”  What she is asking him to do about the laws is to create laws that will give women more in the way of rights than they had up to that point.

In her letter, Abigail Adams asks John Adams not to give men as much power as they have had.  She says that he and the other lawmakers should not

put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. 

In addition,  Mrs. Adams calls for power to be taken away from men who can be “vicious” and “lawless.”  She is asking that they not have the power to abuse their wives. 

Overall, then, she is asking for more rights and protections for women.

 

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