Margaret O'Neill Eaton

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    Margaret (Peggy) O’Neal (who preffered to be called Margaret) was born in 1799 in Washington DC. She was the daughter of William O’Neal, who owned a thriving boarding house and tavern called the Franklin House in that same town. It was frequented by senators, congressmen, and all politicians. She was the oldest of six children, growing up in the midst of our nation’s emerging political scene. She was always a favorite of the visitors to the Franklin House. She was sent to one of the best schools

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    Peggy Eaton Being a licentious woman is something that society doesn’t like to speak on. It’s certainly not something that is discussed in high society such as in the political parties. In 1998, a sex scandal would rock the nation when Monica Lewinsky came forward about an affair with President Bill Clinton. This was a vast scandal, but was not the first scandal to happen in the politician world. Before, Monica Lewinsky there was Margaret Peggy Eaton. She would be part of a scandal that would

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    In the early 1800’s, women were second class citizens with little to no political rights, and limited access to education and professional careers. Women were not granted the same privileges as men, for educating women outside the home or women obtaining professional jobs went against traditional views. The ideology behind it was that men and women ideally inhabited different societal spheres. Men dominated the public sphere which had opportunities for education, paid labor, fighting in wars, and

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