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  Vice President of the United States - MSN Encarta
The vice president assumes the top position if the president dies in office, resigns, becomes unable to do his or her job, or is removed from office through impeachment.
Nine vice presidents have assumed the presidency upon the death or resignation of the president.
In such cases, the president may hand over power to the vice president by sending a written message to the Congress of the United States stating that he or she is unable to carry out the presidential duties.
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  Vice President - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics, a vice president is a politician whose primary function is to replace the president on the event of his or her death or resignation.
Vice Presidents are often elected jointly with the president as his or her running mate, elected separately, or appointed independently after the president's election.
In Germany, the de facto vice president is the President of the Bundesrat (upper house) and in France it is the speaker of the Senate.
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 Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government.
There is a strong convention within the U.S. Senate that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
The 12th Amendment discourages the Vice President from legally residing in the same state as the President, as Electors must vote for at least one candidate not in the same state as themselves.
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 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > People > Officers & Staff > Vice President of the United States ...
Although the office of vice president did not exist under the Continental Congresses or the Articles of Confederation, the concept of a concurrently elected successor to the executive was not without precedent for the framers of the Constitution in 1787.
While vice presidents have used their votes chiefly on legislative issues, they have also broken ties on the election of Senate officers, as well as on the appointment of committees in 1881 when the parties were evenly represented in the Senate.
Of the fourteen vice presidents who fulfilled their ambition by achieving the presidency, eight succeeded to the office on the death of a president, and four of these were later elected president.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Vice President of the United States of America -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Vice President of the United States of America becomes the President upon the death, resignation, or removal by impeachment of the former President.
Should the Vice President be unable to assume the Presidency, next in line is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, followed by the President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
There is a strong convention within the United States Senate, that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
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 Vice President of the United States Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Vice President of the United States is the person who is "a heartbeat from the presidency": he becomes the President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal by impeachment of the President.
Should the Vice President be unable to assume the Presidency, next in line is the Speaker of the House, followed by the President pro tem of the Senate.
As President of the Senate (Article I, Section 3), the vice president oversees procedural matters, and the ability to cast a vote in the event of a tie.
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 President of the United States - George W. Bush
In his 2006 State of the Union Address, President Bush described the state of our Union as strong - and he laid out an agenda of leadership to act confidently in pursuing the enemies of freedom and to build our prosperity by leading the world economy.
President George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2005.
One of the principal purposes of the Cabinet is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of their respective offices.
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 Wikinfo | President of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The head of state of the United States is called the President, who also serves the functions of chief executive and commander in chief of the armed forces.
As the most powerful person in the United States, a democratic republic and currently the world's only superpower, the President is sometimes referred to as "the leader of the free world," though this designation was more common during the Cold War.
Through the Department of State, the president is responsible for the protection of Americans abroad and of foreign nationals in the United States.
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 Vice President of the United States - Ceremonial Office   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to the Vice President's Office in the West Wing, the Vice President and his staff maintain a set of offices in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB), which is located next to the West Wing on the White House premises.
The Vice President's Office in the EEOB is called the Vice President's Ceremonial Office.
Vice President Johnson and all subsequent Vice Presidents have used the desk.
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 The Al Gore Story
President Clinton and Vice President Gore were re-elected to a second term in 1996, and Vice President Gore was sworn in again on January 20, 1997.
Vice President Gore was born on March 31, 1948, and is the son of the late U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr.
Vice President Gore is married to the former Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Aitcheson.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Vice President of the United States
The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is "a heartbeat from the presidency".
As first in the presidential line of succession, the Vice President becomes the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal by impeachment and subsequent conviction of the President.
In practice, this requirement is easily circumvented by having the candidate for Vice President change the state of residency as was done by Dick Cheney who changed his legal residency from Texas to Wyoming in order to run for election as Vice President alongside George W. Bush.
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 Vice President of the United States - Richard B. Cheney
Vice President of the United States - Richard B. Cheney
Vice President Richard B. Cheney has had a distinguished career as a businessman and public servant, serving four Presidents and as an elected official.
In November 1975, he was named Assistant to the President and White House Chief of Staff, a position he held throughout the remainder of the Ford Administration.
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 AllRefer.com - George Clinton, vice president of the United States (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
In 1775, Clinton was elected one of the state's delegates to the Second Continental Congress.
Under the new state constitution, which George Clinton helped to frame, he was elected (June, 1777) the first governor of New York state.
He sought the presidency in 1808, having won support for that office in previous elections, but again he received only the vice presidency, this time under James Madison.
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 Vice-President of the United States (from LYNDON B. JOHNSON) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A moderate Democrat and vigorous leader in the United States Senate, Johnson was elected vice president in 1960 and acceded to the presidency in 1963 upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
In contrast to many countries with parliamentary forms of government, where the office of president, or head of state, is mainly ceremonial, in the United States the president is vested with great authority and is arguably the most powerful elected official in the world.
On August 7, at the urging of President Lyndon B. Johnson, the United States Congress responded by passing the Tonkin Gulf resolution, which authorized the use of American military force in Vietnam.
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 USA States . com - US states Portal
President George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States.
The United States of America is a federal republic composed of 50 states, of which all except one - Hawaii islands - are in mainland America.
The United States of America, which covers the central part of North America, grew out of the British colonies that were established in the north America in the first half of the 17th century.
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 Vice President of the United States - Richard B. Cheney
Cheney was elected to serve as the state's sole Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
He was responsible for shaping the future of the U.S. military in an age of profound and rapid change as the Cold War ended.
The Vice President is authorized to nominate individuals to the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies.
www.whitehouse.gov /vicepresident   (482 words)

  
 United States Secret Service
Every year the public is victimized by the counterfeiting of the United States currency and other U.S. obligations.
You are entering an Official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes.
The Government may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.
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