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This list of Vice President of the United States trivia facts features all the Vice Presidential tidbits you could ever ask for. This list of fun facts about what it's like to be Vice President of USA is sure to entertain and enlighten. From the origins of the word "veep" to the official theme song of the US Vice Presidents, and shocking VP scandals, there's all kinds of interesting info for your enjoyment. Which US vice presidents were accused of treason? Which one hid in Cuba? And which ones won Nobel Peace Prizes?

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Until 1977, Vice Presidents Were on Their Own for Housing


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In 1977, VP Walter Mondale became the first to live in an official Vice Presidential residence. We all know Vice Presidents don’t live in the actual White House, but it’s a little-known fact that prior to Mondale, veeps were responsible for their own private accommodations.

Source: White House Museum

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The First Vice President Made $5,000


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In 2011, Vice President Joe Biden earned $230,700. Not too shabby. In 1789, however, Vice President John Adams got a measly $5K. It was worth a lot back then, but sounds a bit crazy now.

Source: Senate.gov

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According to Roosevelt, It’s a “Steppingstone” to “Oblivion”


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Theodore Roosevelt was one of many politicians, even presidents, to talk smack about the office of the Vice Presidency. As a man who once served in that very position, Roosevelt was quoted as saying of the job, “It is not a stepping stone to anything” before adding “except oblivion.”

Source: The Atlantic

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Alaska and Texas Named Towns After Veeps


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Dallas, TX got its name from then-Vice President George Dallas who, oddly enough, represented the state of Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Fairbanks, AK got its name from Vice President Charles Fairbanks.

Source: Veeps