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U.S. v. Albert B. Fall: The Teapot Dome Scandal

Corrupt deals for drilling rights in naval oil reserves spark a national scandal and give rise to a host of civil and criminal trials in the federal courts.

Famous Federal Trials

by Jake Kobrick, Associate Historian, Federal Judicial History Office, Federal Judicial Center

Learn about the case — historical background and documents

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Classroom Materials and Activities

Teapot Dome Student Handout (PDF, 33.72 KB)