Asked in John AdamsJohn Quincy AdamsAbigail Adams
What is a lesson to learn from John Adams?
December 09, 2010 1:41AM
One of the most important lessons we can learn, especially from John Adams, is that there were many, many wives like Abigail Adams who were completely responsible for their family's welfare, homes, farms, businesses and financial support while their husbands were engaged in the development of American government. They were invaluable advisors to their husbands, collected the political news for them and kept them informed through a system of letter writing, all while their husbands were away from home for long periods of time- years at a time. They were given heavy responsibilities, were the backbone of America and yet, their husbands would not even consider giving them equal status as citizens.
Another lesson to be learned is that perseverance pays off eventually.