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John Adam's wife, she appealed to her husband to protect the rights of women. A member of the Daughters of Liberty.
Led Shays's Rebellion, an uprising of farmers in Massachusetts that shut down the courts so that farmers would not lose their farms for tax debts. (1786)
First Secretary of the Treasury. Wanted creation of a national bank, assumption of state debts by the federal government, and a tariff system to pay off the national debt. (1789-1795)
A form of government in which people elect representatives to create and enforce laws.
Belief that the power of the federal government is limited when regarding the powers of the state.
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