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Abigail Adams, His Better Half

Abigail Adams advocated greater political rights for women, especially regarding divorce and property ownership. Abigail's 1776 "Remember the Ladies" letter asked her husband and the other Founding Fathers to do just that when laying the framework for a new nation. This was one piece of his wife's advice that John Adams didn't follow. Do you know why Abigail Adams wrote the "Remember the Ladies" letter to her husband instead of telling him in person?

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