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APCs Insider, September 2, 2011

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Which of the following can be used as an ingredient for dynamite?

a. Chewing gum
b. Peanuts
c. Shellfish
d. Tomatoes

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Last week’s question
The Teapot Dome Scandal occurred during which U.S. president’s administration?

a. Andrew Johnson
b. Grover Cleveland
c. Warren G. Harding
d. William Henry Harrison

The correct answer is C. The Teapot Dome Scandal was a bribery incident that occurred in 1922–23, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding. Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall leased U.S. Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome, WY, and two other locations to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding.

Senator Thomas J. Walsh, D-MT, lead the investigation into the leases during 1922 and 1923. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that the oil leases had been corruptly (fraudulently) obtained and invalidated the Teapot Dome lease Fall was found guilty of bribery in 1929, fined $100,000, and sentenced to one year in prison, making him the first cabinet member to do so for his actions in office.

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