Teapot Dome


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Tea·pot Dome

 (tē′pŏt′)
A former US Navy oil reserve in east-central Wyoming north of Casper. Secretly leased to Harry F. Sinclair's oil company by Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall in 1921, it became a symbol of the governmental scandals of the Harding administration.
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Noun1.Teapot Dome - a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921Teapot Dome - a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration
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He was unfairly tainted by the Teapot Dome scandal and increasingly left behind by changes in his party's politics.
Despite such a short presidency, he still had time for several scandals, most notably Teapot Dome, which involved the secret leasing of federal oil reserves in Wyoming by the secretary of the interior.
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To understand the transformation of Harding from a beloved president to the modern, intensely negative perception of his term in office, one must first examine the role of the Teapot Dome Scandal, which over time came to define his presidency.
Harding's administration is tainted when his Secretary of the Interior is convicted and jailed for selling the rights to oil reserves in Teapot Dome, Wyoming, for personal profit.