Ch 2: 18th Century American Vice Presidents

About This Chapter

Refresh your understanding of 18th century American vice presidents with our informative chapter. These short, mobile-friendly video and text lessons cover the notable people and events from this time period, helping you finish your homework and get caught up in class.

18th Century American Vice Presidents - Chapter Summary

Our easy-to-follow chapter outlines the vice presidents of the United States in the 18th century. You'll also study the duties and role of the vice president and how this office is appointed. Our short lessons are accompanied by quizzes that you can use to check your understanding or as great test prep exercises. Feel free to review these learning tools at any time on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. If any of the lessons are challenging for you, you can reach out to one of our instructors for help. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Understand how the vice president is appointed
  • Explain the life of John Adams
  • Discuss Thomas Jefferson's role in American politics and architecture

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: 18th Century American Vice Presidents
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The Vice Presidency of John Adams

1. The Vice Presidency of John Adams

In this lesson we will learn about the vice presidency of John Adams, who was America's first vice president. We will examine his relationship with President George Washington, and we will highlight key themes and developments surrounding his vice presidentcy.

The Vice Presidency: Appointment, Role & Duties

2. The Vice Presidency: Appointment, Role & Duties

The United States vice president is elected alongside the president, and serves as our nation's second highest-ranking public official. This lesson explains the appointment, role, and duties of the U.S. vice president.

Who Was John Adams? - Facts & Overview

3. Who Was John Adams? - Facts & Overview

Read about the remarkable life of John Adams, including his role in drafting and promoting the Declaration of Independence. Learn about his relationship with Thomas Jefferson, and test your understanding of Adams's key historical roles with a quiz.

Role of Thomas Jefferson in American Architecture & Politics

4. Role of Thomas Jefferson in American Architecture & Politics

Thomas Jefferson is well known as an American politician, but he was also very influential as an architect. Explore the link between politics and architecture in the early United States and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Vice Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

5. The Vice Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

In this lesson, we will learn about the role Thomas Jefferson played as a vice president. We will highlight the election of 1796, in which Jefferson assumed the office, and we will explore his achievements and the central developments surrounding his administration.

George Washington & Thomas Jefferson: Relationship & Differences

6. George Washington & Thomas Jefferson: Relationship & Differences

In this lesson, we'll explore the relationship between two of America's most beloved Founding Fathers: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. We'll highlight their similarities and explore the differences that led to their strained relationship.

John Adams & Thomas Jefferson: Relationship & Letters

7. John Adams & Thomas Jefferson: Relationship & Letters

In this lesson we will learn about the relationship between two of America's most dynamic Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. We will review their correspondence and trace their ever-changing relationship throughout their lifetimes.

Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State

8. Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State

In this lesson we will learn about the role Thomas Jefferson played as America's first Secretary of State. We will explore the key themes and developments surrounding his time as Secretary of State, particularly his pro-France stance.

Thomas Jefferson as the Ambassador to France

9. Thomas Jefferson as the Ambassador to France

In this lesson we will learn about the role Thomas Jefferson played as American ambassador to France. We will explore key highlights and developments and learn what he accomplished as one of America's first diplomats.

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