“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.”
The two documentaries tell us about President and First Lady Abigail Adams, perhaps the greatest couple of the early days of the nation.
In 2007, the "John Adams" HBO series added more to the wonderful story of our second president and his First Lady.