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.
Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, was an early advocate for womenś rights. Because John was often away on business, she raised the pairś children largely on her own. Though this sounds like a lonely existence, Abigail and John corresponded frequently by post, which is depicted in the film, 1776. When John was helping to create our new government, she advised him to ¨remember the ladies¨ as he did so.