Ep08 – Abigail & John Adams

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John and Abigail Adams may have been America’s first power couple. They also had the honor of being America’s first Second Family and the second First Family. John is known for his many political ventures throughout the Revolutionary War and the early years of American politics, but how did his wife influence his rise to power? That’s what we’ll find out today.

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“Abigail Adams.” Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 28 Apr. 2017, www.biography.com/people/abigail-adams-9175670.
“Abigail Adams.” HistoryNet, HistoryNet, 2018, www.historynet.com/abigail-adams.
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“Abigail Adams Urges Husband to ‘Remember the Ladies.’” History.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 22 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/abigail-adams-urges-husband-to-remember-the-ladies.
“Abigail and John Adams.” Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 2 Apr. 2014, www.biography.com/people/groups/abigail-and-john-adams.
“The Ageless Love Story of John and Abigail Adams.” New England Historical Society, New England Historical Society, 12 Aug. 2018, www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/ageless-love-story-john-abigail-adams/.
Caroli, Betty Boyd. “Abigail Adams.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 18 Nov. 2018, www.britannica.com/biography/Abigail-Adams.
Editors, History.com. “Abigail Adams.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 27 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/first-ladies/abigail-adams.
Editors, History.com. “John Adams.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 27 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/john-adams.
Ellis, Joseph J. “Dear John, Dear Abigail: A Love Story Through Letters.” NPR, NPR, 27 Oct. 2010, www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130862704.
Eschner, Kat. “The Letters of Abigail and John Adams Show Their Mutual Respect.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 7 Mar. 2017, www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/letters-abigail-and-john-adams-show-their-mutual-respect-180962347/.
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Ep04 – Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal

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You guys, we’re doing our first episode covering a famous couple from history! The story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal’s marriage falls in the gray area between historical fact and romantic legend. By all accounts, they are one of the most celebrated royal couples of the 16th century, and their love resulted in the construction of one of the most recognizable structures in history: the Taj Mahal!

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“Mumtaz Mahal.” Ohio River – New World Encyclopedia, New World Encyclopedia, 2018, www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mumtaz_Mahal.
“Mumtaz Mahal.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 Jan. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumtaz_Mahal.
“Shah Jahan.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Jan. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Jahan.
“Taj Mahal Architecture.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, 2018, www.tajmahal.org.uk/architecture.html.
“Taj Mahal Facts.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, 2018, www.tajmahal.org.uk/taj-mahal-facts.html.
“Taj Mahal Facts for Kids.” Science Kids – Fun Science & Technology for Kids!, Science Kids, 2018, www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/tajmahal.html.
“Taj Mahal: Memorial to Love.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 2018, www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/taj_nav/main_tajfrm.html.
“Taj Mahal Story.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, www.tajmahal.org.uk/story.html.