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Petticoat Affair

The Petticoat affair was an 1829–1831 U.S. scandal involving members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet and their wives.

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National Security Council HQ
The famous site of the NSC's cover-up of the Iran-Contra paper trail.
Lafayette Square
Given its proximity to the White House, the square is notable for innumerable scandals, most famously for Confederate spy “Rebel Rose.”
Hay-Adams Hotel
The restaurant here was the site of secret meetings to solicit contributions for the Iran-Contra operation.
President Andrew Jackson
An American soldier and statesman, involved in the controversial Trail of Tears, but also famous for making the White House accessible to the public and for listening to the people.
William McKinley
The 25th president of the United States, and the 3rd president to get assassinated when in office.
Decatur House
The second-largest mansion in the Square area after the White House was the home of Commodore Stephen Decatur, a hero of the early-1800s Barbary Pirate Wars.

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