Question by  Jamie51 (39)

What was the teapot dome scandal?

I feel stupid when people talk about this and I have no clue what they are talking about.


Answer by  FinanceGuy98 (57)

Teapot Dome was public land in Wyoming that had operating oil wells on it in the 1920s, when the Secretary of the Interior (under President Warren G. Harding) accepted bribes to lease it at very low rates to certain oil companies. The biggest Presidential Administration scandal before Watergate.


Answer by  blrVoice (1054)

The Teapot Dome Scandal was a bribery scandal and the investigation following it under US President Warren G. Harding. It concerned the Teapot Dome, an oil field on public land.


Answer by  delvoss (8)

The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery scandal that occurred between 1921 and 1923. It involved interest free and illegal loans made to Secretary of the Interior, Albert B. Fall.


Answer by  danr (93)

The teapot dome scandal and bribery investigation involved the presidential administration of Warren Harding. After an executive order, The Secretary of Interior leased a protected oil field without competitive bidding.

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