The administration of Warren G. Harding, the 29th US president, was one of the most corrupt ever. It included the infamous Teapot Dome bribery scandal. Harding was a newspaper publisher whom one admirer promoted for the nomination because 'he looked like a president.' Harding died of a heart attack in office in 1923. Rumors at the time claimed he had either killed himself or was poisoned by his wife.
The teapot dome scandal was first caused when Albert B Fall, President Warren Harding's secretary, allowed oil drilling on Wyoming plains after they had been protected by Roosevelt. Albert was later found of guilty of bribery while in office. Edward Doheny offered him a 100,000 interest rate to be allowed to drill on reserved ground in Wyoming and California.
cartoon 1921 Teapot Dome scandal in the US was a negative influence in the 1920s. The reserve scandal began with the administration of President Harding. He reserves the main oil in the Teapot Domes and sold it to two other oil companies with a low rates without competitive bidding.