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  • How many vice presidents have gone on to become president?

  • President-elect Joe Biden served as vice president in the Obama administration. Fifteen former vice presidents have gone on to become president themselves. Some were unexpectedly inaugurated after the president’s resignation, assassination, or illness. Others, like Joe Biden, ran for office after their terms as vice president ended.

  • Who was the first vice president to serve two terms?

  • John Adams: First US vice president, served two terms under George Washington and then was elected president Thomas Jefferson: Vice president to John Adams, then defeated Adams in the 1800 election Martin Van Buren: Served as vice president to Andrew Jackson during his second term, then was elected president

  • Why did some vice presidents run for President?

  • Some vice presidents had no choice but to assume office due to the death or resignation of their predecessors, like Lyndon B. Johnson after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Others, like President-elect Joe Biden, chose to run for president after serving as second-in-command in the White House.

  • How many terms did John Adams serve as vice president?

  • At the time, the presidential candidate with the second highest number of votes became the Vice President. From there, Adams succeeded Washington and became the 2nd President of the United States. He served for one term, from March of 1797-1801.