11 Apr The Age of Jackson | King Mob | 3
From the beginning, Jackson’s administration was riddled with controversy. Citizens mobbed the White House on inauguration day, breaking furniture and fine china. They were only lured out with alcohol. And then there was the “Petticoat Affair.” His Secretary of War, John Henry Eaton, was the ideal candidate for what we now call the Secretary of State, but there was one small problem… the most beautiful woman in Washington. John was having an affair with a sailor’s wife which started rumors around town… that was nothing compared to the firestorm of gossip around town after he married her just after her husband’s tragic death at sea. There was widespread chaos and controversy and Jackson’s term was just getting started.
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