Can someone explain the teapot dome scandal for me?
i did a report on it here: In 1921, Albert Fall, a member of President Harding’s cabinet, betrayed President Warren G. Harding. Albert Fall was fined $100,000 and went to jail for a year for his actions. When President Harding died, President Coolidge went into office. There were other scandals going on, but the Teapot Dome scandal was the most famous at the time.Teapot Dome was a political scandal started by Albert Fall, in 1921. The scandal was named for and took place in Teapot Dome, Wyoming. Teapot was named for its unusual shape. The US Navy owned Teapot Dome, WY, after they were awarded almost 80,000 acres in oil rich land. The land was to be used for a National Defense Emergency. These 80,000 acres included Elk Hills and Kern County in California along with Teapot Dome in Wyoming. Teapot Dome started when Albert Fall had control over all the oil reserves and after he accepted a bribe and leased the oil land to private oil companies.Albert Fall and Edwin Denby, the secretary of t