March 31, 1776

On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams, the wife of future President and Founding Father, John Adams, wrote to her husband that women were “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence failed to guarantee their rights. Well, not the rights of all women, such as black women, or native women, or even poor women, but women of well-to-do wealthy, landowning families. Women who had been educated and understood politics and which fork to use with the shrimp cocktails. That said, it only took 144 years for them to get the right to vote.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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