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  • How many vice presidents have served as president?

  • Here are 15 vice presidents who went on to serve as president of the United States. After serving as the nation’s first vice president under George Washington, John Adams became the second president of the United States in 1797.

  • Who was the last Vice President to run for President?

  • ROBERTS: There have been a good many. Martin Van Buren in 1836 was the last sitting vice president before George H.W. Bush to have been elected. But others have run and lost. John Breckinridge lost to Lincoln in a four-way race in 1860, Henry Wallace to Truman in a four-way race in 1948.

  • How many presidents have there been in the United States?

  • ROBERTS: Nine were actually elected, starting with John Adams and ending with George H.W. Bush. Five others became president when the man in the White House died or was assassinated. By the way, the first of those, David, was John Tyler.

  • How many terms did John Adams serve as president?

  • John Adams was a lawyer in Massachusetts before serving as the first vice president of the United States. After George Washington鈥檚 two terms in office, Adams was elected as president. He served one term from 1797 to 1801, ultimately losing to Thomas Jefferson at the following election.