When the U.S. Government was formed it was decided that the vice president was the person who received the second most votes of the presidential candidates in the Electoral College. However, in 1800 there was a tie between Jefferson and Burr, and the House of Representatives had to make the decision of who was to be vice president. This led to the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution, which decided there were to be separate ballots for the vice presidential candidates.
The main duty of the vice president was to succeed to the presidency if the president died, resigns or is impeached and removed from office. As of May 2017 only nine vice presidents have become president. Eight of them became president when the president died and one, Gerald Ford, when President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974.
Prior to the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, if a U.S. vice president passed away while in office, the office could not be filled until the next post-election inauguration. Sixteen vacancies occurred prior to the amendment being passed. The 25th Amendment allowed the president to appoint a replacement and this decision was then confirmed by both chambers of the U.S. Congress.

U.S. Vice President John Adams, History Mug.
01- 1st US Vice President John Adams

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U.S. Vice President Thomas Jefferson, history mug.
02- 2nd US Vice President Thomas Jefferson

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U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr, History Mug.
03- 3rd US Vice President Aaron Burr

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U.S. Vice President George Clinton, History Mug.
04- 4th US Vice President George Clinton

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U.S. Vice President Elbridge Gerry, History Mug.
05- 5th US Vice President Elbridge Gerry

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U.S. Vice President Daniel Tompkins, History Mug.
06- 6th US Vice President Daniel Tompkins

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U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun, History Mug.
07- 7th US Vice President John C. Calhoun

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U.S. Vice President Martin Van Buren history mug.
08- 8th US Vice President Martin Van Buren

This U.S. Vice President Martin Van Buren History Mug is one of a complete collection of U.S. Presidential biographical mugs. An image of Martin Van Buren and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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U.S. Vice President Richard Johnson, History Mug.
09- 9th US Vice President Richard Johnson

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U.S. Vice President John Tyler history mug.
10th US Vice President John Tyler

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U.S. Vice President George Dallas, History Mug.
11th US Vice President George Dallas

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U.S. Vice President Millard Fillmore history mug.
12th US Vice President Millard Fillmore

This U.S. Vice President Millard Fillmore History Mug is one of a complete collection of U.S. Presidential biographical mugs. An image of Millard Fillmore and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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