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Ch 8: 21st Century American Vice Presidents

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Take a look at this chapter on American vice presidents from the 21st century to learn more about Dick Cheney and Joe Biden. Study these lessons whenever you need to improve your knowledge of vice presidents for an exam, research paper, class project or homework assignment.

21st Century American Vice Presidents - Chapter Summary

This series of engaging lessons covers American vice presidents from the 21st century. As you work through the chapter, you'll study important facts about Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Joe Biden. To help you retain your knowledge of these vice presidents, we've included several self-assessment quizzes and a comprehensive chapter exam. The chapter is available 24/7, and it can be accessed on any device that has an Internet connection. If you have any questions about these vice presidents, simply submit them to our expert instructors online. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the life and career history of vice president Joe Biden
  • Interpret quotes from vice president Dick Cheney
  • Evaluate Dick Cheney's involvement with the Iraq War, as well as his views on education and gay marriage

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: 21st Century American Vice Presidents
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Dick Cheney & the Iraq War

1. Dick Cheney & the Iraq War

This lesson will look at Vice-President Dick Cheney's role in the Iraq War. Cheney was a war hawk and advocated for the war, even going so far as to lie about the reasons of the U.S. invasion.

Vice President Dick Cheney: Biography & Quotes

2. Vice President Dick Cheney: Biography & Quotes

This lesson provides a brief biography of Dick Cheney, the former vice president of the United States. You'll learn about his early life and career in the process.

Dick Cheney & Gay Marriage: Views & Support

3. Dick Cheney & Gay Marriage: Views & Support

Gay marriage was a major topic of debate in the early 2000s. In this lesson, we are going to see how Vice President Dick Cheney responded to this issue and explore his reasons for this response.

Dick Cheney: Education & Vietnam

4. Dick Cheney: Education & Vietnam

Dick Cheney was a very active vice president. In this lesson, we're going to explore his early life and see how his experiences in the tumultuous 1960s impacted his later years in politics.

Vice President Joe Biden: Biography, Characteristics & Facts

5. Vice President Joe Biden: Biography, Characteristics & Facts

Joe Biden has overcome family sorrows and personal difficulties to achieve political success and to make change in the world by encouraging cancer research.

Joe Biden: Career History & Highlights

6. Joe Biden: Career History & Highlights

Joe Biden had a long career in American politics before serving as vice president to President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2016. In this lesson, you'll learn about the many highlights of Biden's career and the obstacles he overcame along the way

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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