John Adams, US President from 1797-1801, Federalist
~ Husband of Abigail Adams who was the Unofficial POTUS? I wonder.
During the presidential term of John Adams, the nation’s capital was moved from Philadelphia to D.C. and the Alien and Seditions Acts gave the president power to imprison or banish foreigners and made criticism of the government a crime.
It was said that his wife, Abigail Adams, influenced her husband’s political endeavors or at best, brought matters to his attention that she thought the government should address, such as women’s rights. They have the letters she wrote to prove it!
As if … she is the only First Lady who had anything to do with the way this country was run.
Show me a man who is not influenced by his wife and I’ll present him as living proof that “the law is a bachelor”. I suspect that, unlike Mrs. Adams, the wives of other presidents were smart enough not to write their influential thoughts down ON PAPER for future historical reference!
What do you think?
(Image credit: 5 First Ladies found on Wikimedia Commons)
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