What was Teapot Dome in Wyoming and what was the scandal?

Located in Wyoming, Teapot Dome was one of two naval oil reserve sites improperly leased in 1922 to private oil companies by Albert B. Fall, President Harding’s secretary of the interior.

After the scandal broke in 1923, Fall paid a heavy fine and served a year in prison for bribery.

The other oil reserve site implicated in the scandal was Elk Hills, California.

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