In the 1920s, Teapot Dome became synonymous with government corruption and the scandals arising out of the...
Crédit Mobilier was an American finance and construction company established to build the Union Pacific Railroad. It was embroiled in scandal, however, when a corrupt deal between the company and members of Congress was exposed in 1872. The company had received the lucrative railroad contract after selling shares far below market value to Congressional Republicans.
William “Boss” Tweed (1823–1878) was a the New York City political boss who ran the corrupt Tammany Hall ring, controlling much of city and state government in New York between the early 1860s and 1871.