This work presents the story of Peggy O'Neal, a woman whose marriage to a prominent Democratic politician caused the "cabinet crisis" of the United States. She became the central figure of the Petticoat affair. Even though her actions disrupted the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson, he tried to defend her honor. The wives of cabinet members denied paying social calls to the Eatons and refused them invitations to parties and other gatherings. General Jackson tried to compel the cabinet wives to stop humiliating the Eatons but was unsuccessful. This work attempts to explain in an unbiased manner the details of what General Jackson did and why and how he did it.