“I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, 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.”—Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams dated March 31, 1776, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence from Great Britain.
This is a scene from the 1776 musical movie where the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence. They sacrificed their lives so that we have the freedoms in this country. On a side note: Samuel Chase from Maryland (the same person whose last name was chosen for JP Morgan Chase) was one of the individuals that signed the Declaration of Independence. Happy 240th anniversary of 4th of July!
And here are the answers to the 4th of July quiz that I posted on Sunday:
Chicago Sun Times:
1. b) Coolidge, who took office at Warren G. Harding’s death; 2. a) Hoover; 3. b) Johnson; 4 a) “Americans must rule America.”; 5 c) Nixon. Born in California, he moved to NYC after losing the 1962 California gubernatorial race, and lived at 810 Fifth Ave. when elected in 1968. 6. a) Pierce; 7. c) Six. Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan remarried before taking office; Tyler and Wilson while in office; and Fillmore and Benjamin Harrison after leaving office. 8. a) Samuel Tilden received more votes than Hayes in 1876, yet lost; 9. c) Harding was the owner of the Marion Star.