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Lafayette Square

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t Statue of Andrew Jackson in the center of Lafayette Square

Behind the White House is Lafayette Square, named for the Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), a hero of the Revolutionary War. Due to its proximity to the White House, this park is often the scene of peaceful demonstrations. It is also home to 19th-century mansions and the historic St. John’s, “Church of the Presidents.” In the center of the square is a huge statue of President Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), and at its four corners ...

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