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.

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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.

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.

Time line of Teapot Dome scandal prior to Oct. 1927

Time line of Teapot Dome scandal prior to Oct. 1927

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.

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)

The Teapot Dome Scandal and the 1924 Election. http://retrocampaigns.tumblr.com/post/27338962898/the-teapot-dome-scandal-and-the-1924-election

The Teapot Dome Scandal and the 1924 Election. http://retrocampaigns.tumblr.com/post/27338962898/the-teapot-dome-scandal-and-the-1924-election

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)

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.

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.

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