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Popular Research Topics: Teapot Dome Scandal
The Teapot Dome Scandal occurred in 1922-1923 when U.S. Secretary of the Interior Albert Hall was bribed into leasing U.S. strategic oil reserves in Wyoming and California to private oil companies without competitve bidding. The events led to Senate investigations and criminal convictions. It is considered one of the greatest scandals in American political history.
The Teapot Dome Oil Field was located in Natrona County, Wyoming, and was named after a nearby rock formation.