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Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 22 [O.S. November 11] 1744–October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams, who was the second President of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth. She was the first Second Lady of the United States, and the second First Lady of the United States. Adams is remembered for letters she wrote to her husband during his attendance at the Continental Congresses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence declaring the United States independent from Great Britain. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, approving it on July 4, 1776