Abigail Adams Biography
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Birthday: November 22, 1744 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States (1797-1801)
Abigail Adams was the First Lady of the United States from 1797 to 1801; she was the wife of the second President of the United States, John Adams. She was also the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president. An intelligent and independent-minded woman, she was known for being an unofficial advisor to her husband. The couple primarily corresponded through letters when John Adams was away from home due to his political duties. The letters which they exchanged, when John stayed at Philadelphia during the Continental Congress serve as the firsthand account of the American Revolutionary War. These letters reveal how influential she was as John Adams used to seek her advice on varied issues, which even included his presidential aspirations. She provided strong emotional support and was a close confidante to her husband while he served as the President of United States; she was often called ‘Mrs. President’. She used to take the responsibility of her entire family and farm when her husband remained busy in his profession. Though Abigail Adams was not formally educated, she was a woman with immense self-belief. She was one of the most learned women ever to serve as the First Lady. The large library in her house enabled her to read as much as possible and remain a well-informed woman.