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Vice President of the United States
The Vice President of the United States is the holder of a public office created by the United States Constitution. The Vice President, together with the President of the United States, is indirectly elected by the people, through the Electoral College, to a four-year term...
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1801
2.17.1801
An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
1804
7.11.1804
A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
1807
2.19.1807
In Alabama, Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.
5.22.1807
A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
1828
12.19.1828
Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the ''South Carolina Exposition and Protest'', protesting the Tariff of 1828.
1832
12.28.1832
John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
1837
2.8.1837
Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
1901
9.2.1901
Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.
1929
3.4.1929
Charles Curtis becomes the first native-American Vice President of the United States.
1958
5.13.1958
During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
1959
7.24.1959
At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate".
1973
10.10.1973
Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
11.27.1973
The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).
12.6.1973
The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3).
1998
11.12.1998
Vice President Al Gore signs the Kyoto Protocol.
2006
5.24.2006
''An Inconvenient Truth'', a documentary film about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming, is released.