Analysis: The Struggle Between John And Abigail Adams

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There were many struggles faced by country and individuals during the inception and growth of our country into a new nation. The five years right before The Revolutionary War were some of the hardest up until that point in time for our country to go through. The letters between John and Abigail Adams indicate all that strife and more. Abigail Adams writes to John Adams speaking of her want of him to be there for her and the children. She tells him of how even though he had only been gone a short while, “It seems already a moth since you left me.” (Adams, 626) Abigail Adams does miss her husband and does show the hardship she feels. Abigail Adams feels stronger in regards to the struggles faced by the country and the struggles it would go through to achieve independence. Abigail Adams states, “I am more and more convinced that Man is a dangerous creature, and that power whether vested in many or a few is ever grasping, and like the grave cries give, give. The great fish swallow up the small, and he who is most strenuous for the Rights of the people, when vested with power, is as eager after the prerogatives of Government.” (Adams, 631) The imagery Abigail Adams uses here and the tone that she sets through…show more content…
John Adams writes to Abigail Adams, “You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not, -I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.” (Adams, 635) John Adams is telling his wife that he is overjoyed with the signing of the Declaration and that he knows it is but a first step along the path to independence. John Adams knows that for our country to defend this Declaration and to hold it up it will take money, time, effort, and blood of our countrymen. That this Declaration although agreed upon and a starting point would not be the end of the path on the road to

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