Mint Stamp Tributes to America’s 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 third and fourth vice presidents – Aaron Burr and George Clinton.
Both hailing from New York, Burr and Clinton served as vice president under Thomas Jefferson. Burr was his first vice president, but an initial tie between the two men in the 1800 election led many to speculate that Burr had presidential ambitions. During his final year as vice president, Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in an infamous duel from which his reputation would never recover. Jefferson replaced Burr with George Clinton in 1805. Clinton had been considered for the vice presidential nomination in every election since the first one in 1788. He would serve part of a term as vice president under James Madison before dying in 1812. He had the honor of being the first person to lie in state in the Capitol.
Now you can add this history and the accomplishments of our early vice presidents to your collection – order yours today.