Read the quotation by Abigail Adams.
“[I]n the new Code of Laws…Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors…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.”
Which of the following best describes Abigail Adams’ view on the role of women in society?
a. Adams understood the necessity of a double standard between men and women.
b. Adams believed that women had traditionally been denied a voice in society’s affairs, and that this should change.
c. Adams was pleased with the traditional situation of women, and she wanted it to continue in the new nation.
d. Adams believed that women had traditionally been denied a voice in society’s affairs, and she planned to start a suffrage group.