The story of Mercy Otis Warren

The story of Mercy Otis Warren

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  • Mercy Otis was one of the only girls who went to school in her town. She loved writing and was very smart. This would later influence her role in the American Revolution.
  • 1736
  • 49!
  • What is 7 times 7?
  • She met James Warren and married him in 1752. He was a patriot and believer in equal rights.
  • 1752
  • If she had married a person with different beliefs, she would not be able to speak her mind and would not have been a big part of the American Revolution.
  • I do!
  • I do!
  • 1765
  • All Patriots would sit in the Warren Parlor and tried to ruin the British. 
  • We shall unite against all loyalist!
  • During these meetings, Mercy would speak her mind about politics and the men all sat there listening to her amazing words.
  • Jemmy, Mercy's brother, was declared insane and Mercy took over his writing in the newspaper. 
  • 1773
  • Mercy! Look! Your book is in the newspaper!
  • The newspaper published her stories even though she always wrote to the newspaper anonymously.  
  • The Revolutionary War started and James went into battle with George Washington.
  • 1775
  • Goodbye Mercy!
  • Goodbye James. Be safe.
  •  Mercy complained to Abigail Adams “that men can attend the great school of the world, while we are confined to the narrow circle of domestic cares.”
  • Mercy wrote and finished the History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution. Which she had been working on 20 years after the war had ended.  She kept her name a secret in the newspaper for 30 years. Her secret was finally out.
  • 1805
  • I finished my book dear!
  • Oh How Wonderful!
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