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The Vice President of the United States is second on line for presidency. In case of a presidential death, resignation, or dismissal, the Vice President would become president. He also has other duties, as laid out by the Constitution.

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Who is the Vice President of the US?


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Who is in charge after vice president?

the speaker of the house

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Does the president of the Senate have a vote in the Senate?

The President of the Senate in the United States is also the Vice President of the US. He is allowed to vote only when a particular Senate vote is tied. He is not a senator. He is not allowed to vote to create a tie.

There is also a president pro tempore of the Senate. He is a senator who is elected by the Senate. He votes in the Senate like every other senator.

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Which vice president murdered a man and became a fugitive?

Aaron Burr.

After a series of long standing bitterness, political opposition between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, and perpetual slander of Burr by Hamilton, Burr had challenged Hamilton formally to a duel, which Hamilton accepted.

In 1804, after incumbent Vice President Burr was dropped from Thomas Jefferson's reelection campaign ticket, for President, as his Vice Presidential candidate, Burr campaigned then for the Governor of New York, the same year, independently, and lost. Hamilton had maneuvered and rallied against Burr, both to defeat Burr's being nominated for reelection for Vice President, and when Burr campaigned for Governor of New York. Hamilton published letters, editorials, anything he could place in print, to discourage anyone's support or vote for Burr.

After Burr was defeated in the 1804 New York Gubernatorial race, he finally had had his fill of Alexander Hamilton, and challenged Hamilton to a duel.

On July 11, 1804, the two met in Weehawken, New Jersey at 2pm. Hamilton's shot missed Burr, and Burr hit Hamilton in the abdomen. Hamilton died, the following day, and Burr was charged with a series of crimes, but murder both in New Jersey, and New York.

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Who is the Vice President?

Mike Pense. Where does he receive mail??

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Who was the first Vice President of the US?

John Adams

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Who was the vice-president for Bill Clinton?

Play the songYes

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Who were the last 5 vice presidents?

The Five Most Recent U. S. Vice Presidents, 1981 - 2012:

  • 1981-1989 - George H. W. Bush
  • 1989-1993 - Dan Quayle
  • 1993-2001 - Al Gore
  • 2001-2009 - Dick Cheney
  • 2009-present - Joe Biden
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Why did Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr duel?

Burr, a Republican, and Hamilton, a Federalist, had been bitter political rivals for years, beginning when Burr took Hamilton's father-in-law's seat in Congress.

In the 1800 Presidential election, Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson each received the same number of votes, enough to unseat the incumbent John Adams, but resulting in a tie for the presidency. The Electoral College was unable to resolve the tie, so the House of Representatives became responsible for determining the outcome of the race. Whichever man received the most House votes would become the next President; the other would be Vice-President.

The House attempted to resolve the stalemate in 36 votes over seven days. Alexander Hamilton, who was then Secretary of the Treasury, used his political influence to convince the Representatives to vote for Jefferson. Burr learned of Hamilton's political maneuver, which escalated the animosity between the two.

In 1804, after Burr had been defeated in the New York Gubernatorial race, he learned Hamilton had allegedly made some disparaging remarks about Burr's character. The particulars are unknown because Hamilton's insults were only implied, not quoted.

A man named Dr. Cooper wrote a private letter to an acquaintance, and the letter was somehow leaked to a newspaper. The part Burr found offensive:

"Genl. Hamilton and Judge Kent have declared in substance that they looked upon Mr. Burr to be a dangerous man, and one who ought not to be trusted with the reins of Government. I could detail to you a still more despicable opinion which General Hamilton has expressed of Mr. Burr."

Burr exchanged several letters with Alexander Hamilton requesting an apology, but Hamilton refused. Burr's initial approach seems to have been relatively straightforward and non-confrontational, but Hamilton's response was taunting and Burr's anger eventually escalated to the point of challenging Hamilton to a duel to defend his honor.

Hamilton accepted, but history tells us he intentionally fired into a tree limb about fourteen feet above and four feet wide of Burr's head. Burr either believed Hamilton intended to shoot him or simply took advantage of an opportunity (the truth has never been determined), and fired directly at Hamilton, hitting him in the abdomen. Hamilton sustained organ damage and a severed spinal cord, and died the next day, July 12, 1804.

Burr was charged with murder in both New York and New Jersey, where the duel was held, but the case was never prosecuted.

Additionally, some historians cite evidence that Hamilton decided in advance of the duel that he would not fire his weapon. Hamilton was wounded in his liver by Burr and died 33 hours later in New York. Before his death he reportedly forgave Burr.

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What duties does the constitution assign to the vice president?

The Constitution assigns the Vice President to preside over the Senate with the right to vote in case of a tie vote. Also, Amendment 25 gives him a role in deciding the question of presidential disability. Of course , he also has a duty to be prepared to take over as President if the president becomes unable to serve/

Article I, Section 3, Clause 4 "The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided."

Article II, Section 1, Clause 6"In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President...

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Who is the most hated vice president?

Aaron Burr was the most troublesome, if not the most hated. Not only did he kill Alexander Hamilton in a duel but he devised a complicated conspiracy to stir up war between Mexico and Spain to his financial advantage .

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What is the main reason why presidents choose their vice presidents?

The main reason a president will pick a vice president is to balance the ticket and hopefully get more votes than he could get on his own. A liberal will ask a conservative to run with him, a man will ask a woman to run with him, a white man will ask a black man to run with him, a Christian will ask a member of the Jewish faith to run as vice president. The main reason to try and get someone who will help the main candidate to get elected to office and get more votes.

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What are the names of all of the us presidents and their vice presidents?

  1. George Washington - John Adams 1789-1797
  2. John Quincy Adams - Thomas Jefferson 1797-1801
  3. Thomas Jefferson - Aaron Burr (1st Term) 1801-1805, George Clinton (2nd Term) 1805-1809
  4. James Madison - George Clinton (1st Term) 1809-1813 Elbridge Gerry (2nd Term) 1813-1817
  5. James Monroe - Daniel Tompkins 1817-1825
  6. John Quincy Adams - John C. Calhoun 1825-1829
  7. Andrew Jackson - John C. Calhoun (1st Term) 1829-1833 Martin Van Buren (2nd Term) 1833-1837
  8. Martin Van Buren - Richard M. Johnson 1837-1841
  9. William Henry Harrison - John Tyler 1841
  10. John Tyler jr. - (vacant because Harrison died of pneumonia while in office)) 1841-1845
  11. James Knox Polk - George M. Dallas 1845-1849
  12. Zachary Taylor - Millard Fillmore 1849-1850
  13. Millard Fillmore - (vacant) 1850-1853
  14. Franklin Pierce - William R. King 1853-1857
  15. James Buchanan - John C. Breckenridge 1857-1861
  16. Abraham Lincoln - Hannibal Hamlin (1st term) 1861-1865 Andrew Johnson (2nd term) 1865
  17. Andrew Johnson - (vacant) 1865-1869
  18. Hiram Ulysses "S." Grant - Schuyler Colfax (1st Term) 1869-1873 Henry Wilson (2nd Term) 1873-1877
  19. Rutherford Birchard Hayes - William A. Wheeler 1877-1881
  20. James Abram Garfield - Chester A. Arthur 1881
  21. Chester Alan Arthur - (vacant because Garfield died in office due to an infection) 1881-1885
  22. Grover Cleveland - Thomas A. Hendricks 1885-1889
  23. Benjamin Harrison - Levi P. Morton 1889-1893
  24. Grover Cleveland - Adlai E. Stevenson 1893-1897
  25. William McKinley - Garret A. Hobart (1st Term) 1897-1901 Theodore Roosevelt (2nd term) 1901
  26. Theodore Roosevelt - (vacant - 1st Term) 1901-1905 Charles Fairbanks (2nd term) 1905-1909
  27. William Howard Taft - James S. Sherman 1909-1913
  28. Thomas Woodrow Wilson - Thomas R. Marshall 1913-1921
  29. Warren Gamaliel Harding - Calvin Coolidge 1921-1923
  30. John Calvin Coolidge - (vacant - 1st Term)1923-1925 Charles G. Dawes (2nd term) 1925-1929
  31. Herbert Clark Hoover - Charles Curtis 1929-1933
  32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt - John N. Garner (1st & 2nd terms) 1933-1937-1941 Henry A. Wallace (3rd term) 1941-1945 Harry S Truman (4th term) 1945
  33. Harry S Truman - (vacant - 1st Term)1945 Alben W. Barkley (2nd term) 1945-1953
  34. Dwight David Eisenhower - Richard M. Nixon 1953-1961
  35. John Fitzgerald Kennedy - Lyndon B. Johnson 1961-1963
  36. Lyndon Baines Johnson - Hubert H. Humphrey 1963-1969
  37. Richard Milhous Nixon - Spiro T. Agnew (1st-2nd) 1969-1937 Gerald R. Ford*(2nd Term) 1973-1974
  38. Gerald Rudolph Ford jr. (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr) - Nelson A. Rockefeller 1974-1977
  39. James Earl Carter - Walter F. Mondale 1977-1981
  40. Ronald Wilson Reagan - George H. W. Bush 1981-1989
  41. George Herbert Walker Bush - Dan Quayle 1989-1993
  42. William Jefferson Clinton - Al Gore 1993-2001
  43. George Walker Bush - Dick Cheney 2001-2008
  44. Barack H. Obama - Joseph R. Biden 2008-present
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Joe Biden
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Who was the vice-president of the US in 1917?

Thomas R. Marshall

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Vice president responsibilities?

The Vice President's most important job is to take over if the current president passes away, resigns, or is removed from office. Under the Constitution, the Vice President is President of the Senate. As President of the Senate, they may have to cast a tie breaking vote.

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Who was Chester Alan Arthur?

Chester Alan Arthur (October 4, 1829 - Nov. 18, 1886) was 21st President of the United States. He was elected as Vice-President and became President when Garfield was killed.

He was from New York and was put on the ticket as a favor to the Stalwart faction of the Republican party. These people enjoyed the political patronage that federal law allowed at the time. Arthur was a lawyer and Collector of Customs of the Port of New York when he was elected Vice-President.

Once he became President, he pushed for civil service reform. His supporters in New York saw this as treason to his party, so they blocked his nomination for a second term.

One interesting thing is that they was a dispute about whether he was born in the US. He claimed to have been born in northern Vermont, but some said he was born farther north, in Canada. His was Canadian and he and his wife did live in Canada not long before Chester was born, so the Canadian birth seemed believable. The only hard evidence was a family Bible.

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How many presidents were vice president first?

14 - nine were vice-presidents that became president when the president died or resigned, and five served out their full terms as elected vice-president, then ran for president and won.

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Who were Abraham Lincoln's vice presidents?

The 16th President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

Hannibal Hamlin (from Maine) was Vice President throughout Abraham Lincoln's first term, March 4, 1861 until March 4, 1865.

Andrew Johnson (from Tennessee) was Vice President from March 4, 1865 until President Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865.

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What US president was the fattest?

-William Howard Taft, at 6 feet and weighing over 350 pounds (159 kg),was the heaviest US President. -He was given the nickname "Big Lub" because of his size -Taft's weight caused him to become stuck in the bathtub in the White House on several occasions, prompting the installation of a new bathtub capable of holding all of the men who installed it, something the White House denied until the bathtub was torn out years later.

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What is the Vice-President's only substantive role in Congress?

The Vice-President presides over the senate, and is obligated to cast the tie-breaking vote, should one be necessary. In cases other than tie votes, however, the Vice-President has no official voice in either house of congress.

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How tall was Nelson Rockefeller?

Five ft. 10 inches

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Which president had no vice president?

There were actually a few presidents that had no vice president.

  • Richard Nixon
  • Gerald Ford
  • John Tyler
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Chester Arthur
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Who was John Adams' vice president?

Thomas Jefferson was the vice-president while John Adams was president. Jefferson became vice president because he was the runner-up to Adams in the presidential election. He defeated Adams in the next presidential election.

John Adams was the 1st US Vice President for 2 terms while George Washington was the President.

He later became the 2nd US President.

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Who were the US Vice - Presidents in 1980's?

Walter Mondale (1980-Jan 81), George H.W. Bush (1981- Jan 89), Dan Quayle (1989)

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What did John Calhoun die of?

he was infected with tuberculosis a very strong infection in his time


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