They say behind every great man is an even greater woman, (but lets be clear, that woman ain't standing' behind no one) and Abigail Adams was certainly that. 

Wife to the second President of the young United States John Adams, she was a shy but resolute woman. While John was often away from home doing his Presidential duties they would write letters to keep each other informed on home and work. They wrote to each other so much in fact, that Abigail was often scorned by John's political allies for her influence in his decision making. John had a high esteem for his wife in a time when women were thought better to keep quiet, and he encouraged and asked her opinion frequently.

In a letter dated March 31st, 1776 when the United States was fighting to free itself from Great Britain's rule, Abigail writes to her husband reminding him to remember the ladies within the new laws of the United States. She writes,

"I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation." 


Even though women still had to fight for their right to vote for another 150 years, we'd like to think this one powerful woman started a closed doors political spark that ignited the Women's rights fire. 

Era - Art Deco

Materials - 18k White Gold, Diamond .85cw I/SI2 & Sapphires

Size - US 4 1/4

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