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John and Abigail Adams

The letters between John and Abigail Adams provide rare insights into life in America more than 200 years ago.

Go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/glimpse/presidents/html/
. Who was John Adams? What role did he play during the Revolutionary War? What problems did he have during his presidency?

Return to the top of this Web page and click on "Abigail Smith Adams." Describe her life during the time of the Revolution. How did she help Martha Washington?

Complete this sentence: Abigail Adams leaves her country a remarkable record as a patriot and first lady, wife of one President and .

Go to http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/womeninbusiness/fame.html. Explain why Mrs. Adams is honored in The Women's National Hall of Fame.

Extension Activity

Pretend you are Abigail Adams. Write a letter to John Adams about one part of your life.

Teacher's Notes