Mini-Lesson: Vice President
Find out about the importance of the vice presidential candidate in a presidential election, and how this person is more than a running mate. This mini-lesson will explain the history of the office of the vice presidency and describe the modern role of the VP. Let students practice what they learn by selecting from a pool of potential VP nominees to run with them for president.
The Vice Presidential Debate is coming! Use the Vice President Debate Guide included in this lesson.
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- Identify why there is a presidential line of succession
- Explain how and why the office of the vice president was created
- Explain the current role of vice presidents and what the job entails
- Describe the imact of a running mate on a presidential campaign