History[ edit ] Teapot Dome around the time of the scandal, featuring Teapot Rock from postcard ca. Navy largely converted from coal to fuel oil. To ensure that the Navy would always have enough fuel available, several oil-producing areas were designated as Naval Oil Reserves by President Taft.
By this time, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution had been ratified, giving the people the right to elect senators, and Ohio had instituted primary elections for the office. Foraker and former congressman Ralph D. Cole also entered the Republican primary.
When Burton withdrew, Foraker became the favorite, but his Old Guard Republicanism was deemed outdated, and Harding was urged to enter the race. Daugherty claimed credit for persuading Harding to run, "I found him like a turtle sunning himself on a log, and I pushed him into the water.
It was calculated to offend nobody except Democrats. Harding won the primary by 12, votes over Foraker. Inthe start of World War I and the prospect of a Catholic senator from Ohio increased nativist sentiment. Harding did not attack Hogan an old friend on this or most other issues, but he did not denounce the nativist hatred for his opponent.
Senate, the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, and were led by President Wilson. As a junior senator in the minority, Harding received unimportant committee assignments, but carried out those duties assiduously.
As senator-elect, he indicated that he could not support votes for women until Ohio did. Increased support for suffrage there and among Senate Republicans meant that by the time Congress voted on the issue, Harding was a firm supporter.
Harding, who drank,  initially voted against banning alcohol. He voted for the Eighteenth Amendmentwhich imposed Prohibitionafter successfully moving to modify it by placing a time limit on ratification, which was expected to kill it.
He urged delegates to stand as a united party.
The convention nominated Justice Charles Evans Hughes. In the November presidential electiondespite increasing Republican unity, Hughes was narrowly defeated by Wilson.
Many senators disliked Article X of the League Covenantthat committed signatories to the defense of any member nation that was attacked, seeing it as forcing the United States to war without the assent of Congress.
Harding was one of 39 senators who signed a round-robin letter opposing the League. When Wilson invited the Foreign Relations Committee to the White House to informally discuss the treaty, Harding ably questioned Wilson about Article X; the president evaded his inquiries.
The Senate debated Versailles in Septemberand Harding made a major speech against it.
By then, Wilson had suffered a stroke while on a speaking tour. With an incapacitated president in the White House and less support in the country, the treaty was defeated.Feb 18, · Watch video · Warren G.
Harding was born on November 2, , in Corsica, Ohio (now known as Blooming Grove). The son of two doctors, father George and mother Phoebe, Harding had four sisters and a yunusemremert.com: Nov 02, The "Teapot Dome Scandal" was a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G.
Harding from – Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall had leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome in Wyoming.
Warren G. Harding, an Ohio Republican, was the 29th President of the United States (). Though his term in office was fraught with scandal, including Teapot Dome, Harding embraced. Oct 29, · Later, under Warren G.
Harding, Wilson’s Republican successor, the United States made a separate peace with Germany, something Wilson had believed “would place ineffable stain upon the gallantry and honor of the United States.” The United States never joined the League of Nations..
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Warren G. Harding, an Ohio Republican, was the 29th President of the United States (). Though his term in office was fraught with scandal, including Teapot Dome, Harding embraced.