Chapter 8: The Presidency
"The Vice Presidency"
In this chapter you learned about the office of the president or vice president, the
Electoral College, the cabinet, and the various
components of the Executive Office of the President. One person
who historically has been overlooked and unappreciated is
the vice president of the United States. In this activity,
you will take a closer look at the roles and responsibilities
of the vice president and read about notable vice presidents
of the past.
Destination Title: The
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Start at Centre College's Web site about the vice presidency.
- Click on the first image, which
will take you to a page about the vice presidency. Click
on each of the three topics on this page and read the material
- Use the "back" arrow to return
to the main screen, and click on the second image, labeled Biographies, to explore
individual vice presidents.
After you have read through the
information, answer the following questions.