The Teapot Dome scandal of the early 1920s was all about oil - hundreds of millions of dollarsâ�� worth of petroleum. When the scandal finally broke, the consequences were tremendous. President Harding's legacy was forever tarnished, while â��Oil Cabinetâ�� member Albert Fall was forced to resign and was imprisoned for a year. Others implicated in the affair suffered prison terms, commitment to mental hospitals, suicide, and even murder.
"Harding's return to normalcy: corruption"