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Dearest Friend The book Dearest Friend was a delightful reminder of how life was lived in the early years of our country through eyes of the second First Lady, Abigail Adams. Through her tough times without her husband John and through prosperity when they were together, they shared a love that was stronger than any bond. John Adams' devotion to politics was an ongoing theme of the book and Abigail fully supported him in almost everything he did. They went through many rough times before John finally became the second president of the United States. Abigail Adams was a very smart, caring, and passionate lady of the 18 th century. She was extremely wise and opinionated with everything that her husband John did. Through their time apart Abigail ran the family farm, which was unlike a lady of her time. She did, however, an exceptional job while she ran the farm, and showed advances compared to the other women of her time. Her experiences showed us that the women in Colonial/Revolutionary America were below men and were expected to be the cooks and cleaners along with caring for the children. In this way Abigail was a typical women during this time. She loved to cook, clean, and gave all her love to her children. Abigail also always had to have the latest gossip, along with any other female, but most of Abigail's wanted gossip was from Congress or some other political position. Abigail was an advanced lady of her time though. Along with running the farm, she had her own political views and was very influential to John about most things. Not many women of her time were influenced by politics the way Abigail was, but the reason for this was partially because her husband and son's lives were consumed by it. Abigail was given the reputation of an early feminist from her most famous quote “I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. ..” (p. 81) I think Abigail Adams was a genius of her time for thinking this. I mean of course women wanted to be equal to men, but Abigail came out and said it to a man who she loved and new loved her and
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could actually make a difference in equality. John, I believe, took this advice but was to cowardly and
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