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1776-03-31 Abigail Adams

This Day In History

On March 31 March 2016, the future First Lady, Abigail Adams, pens a letter to her husband asking him to not forget the ladies with this new Declaration of Independence.  She asks him to not place unlimited power into the hands of the husbands.  She writes, “We are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”


The Real American Revolution

Quote of the Day

“The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations … This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.”
-John Adams


Every Respect Diabolical

“The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratical council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor. Equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody, and in every respect diabolical.”
-John Adams