Mint Stamp Tributes to America’s First Two Vice Presidents
Holding our nation’s second-highest office, America’s vice presidents are “one heartbeat away from the presidency.” Now you can own a sheet of mint stamps honoring America’s first two vice presidents – John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
When America held its first elections, they worked much differently than they do today. Each candidate ran for president, and the man with the most votes won the presidency, while the man with the second most votes became his vice president. That’s how Adams and Jefferson both reached the vice presidency. At the time, the Vice President had few assigned responsibilities, but both men would leave their mark on the office. The most prominent job of the vice president was to serve as president of Senate. In that role, Adams cast 29 tie-breaking votes, more than any other vice president since (except for John C. Calhoun). During his time as vice president, Thomas Jefferson wrote A Manual of Parliamentary Practice, which outlines the rules and practices for the Senate and House of Representatives.
Now you can add this history and the accomplishments of our first vice presidents to your collection – order yours today.