The Eaton Affair: The Petticoat Affair - The Eaton Affair The Petticoat Affair 1829-1832 Washington Society It was a Southern society with restrictions

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The Eaton Affair/ The Petticoat Affair 1829-1832 Washington Society It was a Southern society with restrictions governed by a first lady. Floride Calhoun 1792-1866 Vice president’s wife of John C. Calhoun Margaret O’Neill 1799-1879 Margaret Timberlake 1818-1828 Her family owned The Franklin House hotel that brought up political people. John Eaton 1790-1856 Senator, TN 1818-1829 Secretary of War 1829-1831 Margaret had an affair with John Eaton that led to his husband’s death and later on became married. Jackson vs. Calhoun John C. Calhoun 1782-1850 Vice president 1825-1832 Martin van Buren 1782-1862 Calhoun will be replaced by Buren Cabinet Purge 1831 o State- Livingston, 1831 o Treasury- McLane, 1831 o War- Cass, 1831 o Attorney General- Taney, 1831 o Navy- Woodbury 1831 “Kitchen Cabinet” Eaton Affair
o Jackson has further reason to distrust Washington and “the establishment” o Cabinet purge and the formation of the “Kitchen Cabinet” o Ends friendship between Jackson and Calhoun Indian Removal

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