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The Vice President of the United States until recently was a token position given to candidates who couldn't possibly win the Presidency themselves, but could influence enough votes in a few key states to help their party's ticket. Some exceptions to this rule include Joe Lieberman and Lloyd Bentsen.

For Trivia about the Vice President, click here.

History Of The Vice PresidencyEdit

The Vice President was originally in charge of sneaking hookers, drugs and alcohol in and out of the President's office. But the position became largely ceremonial as the Chief of Staff to the President gradually assumed those responsibilites.

In the late 18th and ealry 19th centuries, the Vice President took on the duty of Fire Marshal, preventing various residences of the President from being burned to the ground by Loyalists and other British sympathizers. This policy failed miserably in 1812 under Vice President George Clinton, who was took busy setting up his shadow government, the Parliament Funkadelic, to notice there was a War of 1812 going on.

From 1813 until 2000, the Vice President's main duty was to lift his running mate's arm into the air at election rallies, to stand solemnly in the background at photo opportunites, and to bend over and take it when the First Lady had a "headache."

Since the 2000 election of Richard "Dick" Cheney, running mate of George W. Bush, the Vice Presidency is a job where the person holding this office is actually the boss of the person holding the office of President. No other Vice President has ever posessed this kind of power, because no one can wield it like Dick can.

From this lofty aerie, Vice President Cheney is able to hand down no-bid contracts, engage in foreign diplomacy and out CIA agents.

DramaticQuestionMark Did you know...

The longest-serving Vice President is none. And that's all you need to know.

Presidents And The Vice Presidents They ServedEdit



US PRESIDENTS US VICE PRESIDENTS
George Washington (1789 - 1797) John Adams (1789 - 1797)
John Adams (1797 - 1801) Thomas Jefferson (1797 - 1801)
Thomas Jefferson (1801 - 1809) Aaron Burr (1801 - 1805)
George Clinton (1805 - 1809)
James Madison (1809-1817) George Clinton (1809-1812)
none (1812-1813)
Elbridge Gerry (1813-1814)
none (1814-1817)
James Monroe (1817-1825) Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825)
John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) John C. Calhoun (1825-1829)
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) John C. Calhoun (1829-1832)
none (1832-1833)
Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)
Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) Richard M. Johnson (1837-1841)
William Henry Harrison (1841) John Tyler (1841)
John Tyler (1841-1845) none (1841-1845)
James K. Polk (1845-1849) George M. Dallas (1845-1849)
Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) Mallard Fillmore (1849-1850)
Mallard Fillmore (1850-1853) none (1850-1853)
Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) William R.D. King (1853)
none (1853-1857)
James Buchanan (1857-1861) John C. Breckinridge (1857-1861)
Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865)
Andrew Johnson (1865)
Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) none (1865-1869)
Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) Schuyler Colfax (1869-1873)
Henry Wilson (1873-1875)
none (1875-1877)
Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) William A. Wheeler (1877-1881)
James A. Garfield (1881) Chester A. Arthur (1881)
Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) none (1881-1885)
Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) Thomas A. Hendricks (1885)
none (1885-1889)
Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) Levi P. Morton (1889-1893)
Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) Adlai E. Stevenson (1893-1897)
William McKinley (1897-1901) Garret A. Hobart (1897-1899)
none (1899-1901)
Theodore Roosevelt (1901)
Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) none (1901-1905)
Charles W. Fairbanks (1905-1909)
William Howard Taft (1909-1913) James S. Sherman (1909-1912)
none (1912-1913)
Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) Thomas R. Marshall (1913-1921)
Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) Calvin Coolidge (1921-1923)
Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) none (1923-1925)
Charles G. Dawes (1925-1929)
Herbert Clark Hoover (1929-1933) Charles Curtis (1929-1933)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) John N. Garner (1933-1941)
Henry A. Wallace (1941-1945)
Harry S Truman (1945)
Harry S Truman (1945-1953) none (1945-1949)
Alben W. Barkley (1949-1953)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) Richard M. Nixon (1953-1961)
John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1963)
Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) none (1963-1965)
Hubert H. Humphrey (1965-1969)
Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974) Spiro T. Agnew (1969-1973)
none (1973)
Gerald R. Ford (1973-1974)
Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977) none (1974)
Nelson A. Rockefeller (1974-1977)
Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) Walter F. Mondale (1977-1981)
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) George Bush (1981-1989)
George Bush (1989-1993) Dan Quayle (1989-1993)
Bill Clinton (1993-2001) Al Gore (1993-2001)
George W. Bush (2001-2009 ) Dick Cheney (2001-2009 )

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DramaticQuestionMark Did you know...

7 Vice Presidents have died in office, which continues to give liberals the faintest glimmer of hope.

Vacancies In The Office Of Vice PresidentEdit

Time Period Reason for Vacancy
1812-1813 George Clinton dies in office, makes the Mothership Connection
1814-1817 Elbridge Gerry died in office due to shame of being named Elbridge
1832-1833 John C. Calhoun, coward, resigned from office
1841-1845 John Tyler became President upon the death of William Henry Harrison
1850-1853 Mallard Fillmore, a cartoon duck, became President upon the death of Zachary Taylor
1853-1857 William King died in office. No more Kings
1865-1869 Andrew Johnson became President upon the death of Abraham Lincoln
1875-1877 Henry Wilson died in office
1881-1885 Chester Arthur became President upon the death of James Garfield
1885-1889 Thomas Hendricks died in office
1899-1901 Garret Hobart died in office
1901-1905 Theodore Roosevelt became President upon the death of William McKinley
1912-1913 James S. Sherman died in office
1923-1925 Calvin Coolidge became President upon the death of Warren G. Harding
1945-1949 Harry Truman became President upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt
1963-1965 Lyndon Johnson became President after assasinating John F. Kennedy
1973 Spiro Agnew went golfing
1974 Gerald Ford became President after liberal forces conspired to force Richard Nixon to resign
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