Teapot Dome scandal


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Noun1.Teapot Dome scandal - 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 scandal - 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.
In what became known as the Teapot Dome scandal, oil companies paid bribes to government officials, notably Secretary of the Interior Albert B.
As ethics violations go, it's hardly the Teapot Dome scandal.
Any history lessons, including a brief account of the Teapot Dome scandal, are a bonus, and there's enough philandering to make the residents of Peyton Place blush.
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 to the presidency in 1920, the Money Power tightened its hold on Washington, as the infamous Teapot Dome scandal would soon reveal.
The Teapot Dome scandal and other instances of corruption badly damaged the reputation of the onetime newspaper publisher and Republican senator from Ohio.
Warren Harding is perhaps best known for the Teapot Dome Scandal and his extramarital affairs.
The entries include many biographies of particular individuals, explanations of important court cases and pieces of legislation, important terms such as impeachment or obstruction of justice, and explanations of particular scandals such as ABSCAM and the Teapot Dome Scandal.
Anderson would intermittently cover the Teapot Dome scandal for the next six years.