Teapot Dome Scandal

Teapot Dome Scandal

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 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 a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1920–1923, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding. Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome in Wyoming and two other locations in California to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding.

The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1920–1923, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding. Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome in Wyoming and two other locations in California to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding.

The Teapot Dome Scandal was in the 1920's because there was a secret leasing in the oil reserves by the secretary of interior.

The Teapot Dome Scandal was in the 1920's because there was a secret leasing in the oil reserves by the secretary of interior.

Join The History Buffs Podcast as we discuss some scintillating political scandals in U.S. politics. Click through to listen now. Teapot Dome, President Harding, New York political corruption, Tammany Hall, politics

Join The History Buffs Podcast as we discuss some scintillating political scandals in U.S. politics. Click through to listen now. Teapot Dome, President Harding, New York political corruption, Tammany Hall, politics

After a recent visit to the Harding Presidential Site in Marion, Ohio, I was inspired to do a little digging into the past. Almost one hundred years ago, B | Cindy A Matthews | Political Storm

After a recent visit to the Harding Presidential Site in Marion, Ohio, I was inspired to do a little digging into the past. Almost one hundred years ago, B | Cindy A Matthews | Political Storm

Warren G. Harding (far left) with his Cabinet, including Albert Fall (2nd from right) who perpetrated the Teapot Dome scandal, 1921. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

Warren G. Harding (far left) with his Cabinet, including Albert Fall (2nd from right) who perpetrated the Teapot Dome scandal, 1921. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

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