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Welcome to a report, but not just any type of report. The type of report involving a former first lady, a courageous woman, and mother of the sixth president. Abigail Adams. Abigail Adams was an important woman in history. Read on to learn about her life, her marriage, her family, her role in the Revolutionary War, and her challenges of being a woman.Abigail Adams was born on November 22, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The time when Abigail was growing up Massachusetts was still part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony of Great Britain. Her dad, William Smith, worked as the minister of the regional church. She also had siblings. One brother and two sisters, Mary Smith Cranch, Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody, and William Smith. Back in Abigail’s time men thought girls weren’t intelligent enough to go to school. Abigail was taught to read and write by her mom and she read as many books as she could from her father’s library. She was able to get new ideas and develop her brain. Abigail wished to go to school, but could not. Her grievance later forced her to contend for women’s education rights. Abigail was young when she met John Adams. At the time John Adams was a country lawyer and a friend of Abigail’s sister fiance. As time went by John and Abigail enjoyed each other’s presence. John liked Abigails wit and intelligence. Abigail liked John for his ambition and sense of humor. Abigail and John got engaged in 1762. Abigail’s dad liked John and thought he was a good man, but however her mom thought she could do better than a country lawyer. The marriage was going to happen, but the wedding was deferred because of an uprising spread of smallpox. Eventually the couple got married. John and Abigail had six children: Charles Adams, Susanna Adams, Abigail Adams Smith, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Boylston Adams, and Elizabeth Adams. Sadly Elizabeth and Susanna died at a young age, but this was common in the 1700s. In 1768 Abigail and her family moved from Braintree, Massachusetts to Boston, Massachusetts. When they moved the relationship between Britain the colonies was only getting worse. Abigail and her family were living in Boston when the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party occured. John started to take a big act in the revolution. He was picked to go to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. April 19th, 1775 the Revolutionary War officially started with the battles of Concord and Lexington.Abigail had to take care of the family and farm,educate the youngsters, make decisions, and administer finances. She dreadfully missed her husband; he was gone for very long periods of time. Adding on to this, segments of the battles of Concord and Lexington were fought twenty miles from her house. Abigail wanted to take part in the war. She helped escaping soldiers by hiding in her house, she let soldiers train in her yard, and she even tempered her silverware to make bullets for the soldiers.Meanwhile the war was happening Abigail wrote John many letters. The letters talked about everything that was going on. In time they wrote each other over 1,000 letters. These letters are the reason historians must know how it must have been like at home with kids, and with a husband away during the Revolutionary War.When the British finally surrendered to the Patriots at Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, 1781