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Making the Vice President

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Making the Vice President

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The Smithsonian's James Barber explains just what it takes to make a great VP.

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Nearly a third of our forty-four presidents were vice presidents first. Learn more about this maligned yet misunderstood position from curators of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, who offer stories and insights into the office of the vice president.

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