Can you guess the vice president from just one image? 96% of people can't!

By: Jody Mabry

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Most people can name the presidents from an image, but how about their vice presidents? The vice president is the second most senior person in the American government, but they seem to slip through the cracks when it comes to identification. Take this quiz to see how many U.S. vice presidents you can name from just one image!

While many presidents and vice president relationships don't seem to step beyond politics, the relationship between President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden is famously friendly. To show his appreciation of Biden's service to the country, President Obama presented then-Vice President Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction.

Thomas Marshall served out two terms under President Woodrow Wilson. Prior to taking office, he was governor of Indiana. He would assume his vice presidency nearly a year before World War I broke out, occupying the office for some of the most difficult years in American history.

Vice President Johnson was elected in 1960. He would later ascend to the presidency upon the assassination of President Kennedy three years later. As president, he initiated the "Great Society," which was a combination of social service programs,. He also signed the Civil Rights Act into law.

George Clinton was a famously popular man while living. Not only did he serve as vice-president under both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, he was also the governor of New York. He was the first vice president to die in office.

He was a young man when Thomas Jefferson became the primary pen behind America's greatest document - the Declaration of Independence. Like many of the founding fathers, Jefferson played a critical role in the development of early America. He became president in 1800, founded the University of Virginia, and was pivotal in the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States.

Dick Cheney served in some higher-level capacity to four different presidents. In his two terms as vice president under President W. Bush, Cheney played a bigger role than any previous vice president in history.

Hubert Humphrey as a Senator helped to push the Civil Rights Act through Congress. He served as vice president under Lyndon Johnson and later lost to Nixon in his own bid for the presidency.

John C. Calhoun came to the vice presidency with a long political resume and knowledge of politics. He served as both the secretary of war and the secretary of state under two presidents - John Tyler and James K. Polk.

Aaron Burr will always be best known for his duel with then-Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, which led to Hamilton's death. The duel put an end to Burr's career. He was influential in America's history as a popular lawyer and early revolutionary. Killing Hamilton so affected him, that in his later years, Burr changed his name to his mother's maiden name, Edwards.

John Adams was the first vice president, serving under President George Washington. While the two served together, they rarely "worked" together. However, as president of the Senate, Adams played a critical role by casting 31 tie-breaking votes. He did well in his two terms under Washington, eventually becoming president in 1796.

Martin Van Buren was the first vice president to be born in the United States. He also served in the top three spots of the United States government - The secretary of state, vice presidency, and the presidency.

During Fillmore's vice presidency and later presidency, he was unique. In a savvy move, the Whig party nominated pro-slavery Zachary Taylor to be president and chose anti-slavery Millard Fillmore to serve as vice president. While the move helped the Whigs win Taylor's election, it backfired. Taylor died in office, and Fillmore took over and gave strong support to the "Fugitive Slave Act of 1850," which would pass. His support cost him re-election but set the tone for freedom of the slaves within the next two decades.

Vice-President Mike Pence has served as a conservative radio personality, congressman, and governor. He is vice president under President Donald Trump.

Chester A. Arthur was a New York City lawyer chosen as the running mate to President Garfield. Arthur became president 200 days after taking office when Garfield succumbed to injuries from an assassination attempt.

Elbridge Gerry will perhaps be famous for the term gerrymandering which was named after him. Gerrymandering is the process of drawing up electoral districts to benefit the current political party. Gerry replaced former vice president George Clinton, who died in office under President Madison. A year later, Elbridge Gerry also died in office.

George Dallas is considered one of the savviest of vice presidents, especially while working with the Senate. Prior to being vice president, Dallas served as mayor of Philadelphia and governor of Pennsylvania. After his term with President Polk, Dallas would serve a President Pierce's minister to the Court of St. James.

Vice president Hendricks served in both branches of Congress, voting against amendments 13, 14 and 15. He seemed to lose more elections than he won, running for governor of Indiana three times before being elected, and then running twice for vice president until he won. However, his vice presidential success was short-lived. He died in his sleep about eight months after being in office.

They say the quickest and safest way to becoming president is to first be vice president and wait for the president to die in office. No vice president exemplifies this as well as Tyler, who after being vice president for only a couple weeks became the president after then-President William Harrison died in office.

WIlson was an anti-slavery Republican vice president under President Grant. He served only two years before dying of a stroke, however, he will best be remembered as the person who introduced the bill to abolish slavery 12 years before his vice presidency.

Outside of Aaron Burr, Richard Johnson may have been one of the most controversial early vice presidents - and much of it was due to his liberal racial beliefs. It is rumored he killed the Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, during the War of 1812, which would have certainly gained him popularity on the political front. However, it was his interracial relationship with the slave, Julia Chinn, whom Johnson treated as his wife, that caused the backlash. Johnson was such political dynamite, that President Van Buren ran for an early re-election in 1840 without a running mate at all. Van Buren lost.

Al Gore was vice president under President Bill Clinton from 1992 to 2000. Vice President Gore ran for president in 2000, winning the popular vote, but losing the electoral vote and the election. While not the first time this has happened, the campaign brought to the forefront further debate on how a president should be elected. The argument was further bolstered when President Trump won the electoral college but lost the popular vote by nearly 4,000,000 votes in 2016.

Colfax is one of only two vice presidents to have also served as speaker of the House of Representatives. The other is John Garner. As speaker, Colfax voted for one of the most well-known amendments in American history - the 13th amendment which abolished slavery.

Morton turned down a vice presidency offer from President Garfield, but was later elected as Harrison's vice president. Serving as minister to France prior to his vice presidency, Morton drove the first rivet into the big toe of the Statue of Liberty's left foot.

William King only served as vice-president for three weeks before dying in office. He became vice president by succeeding to the position when Vice President Fillmore succeeded to the presidency upon President Taylor's death.

Andrew Johnson was a Democrat chosen by the Republican president, Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln's decision was made on the premiss of uniting the country's politics, this led to political upheaval after Johnson's succession to the Presidency upon Lincoln's assassination. He survived an impeachment conviction by one vote in the Senate.

Vice President Adlai Stevenson was the first of what would become a prominent political family. His son would be Illinois secretary of state, his grandson would be the governor of Illinois and his great-grandson was a U.S. senator.

Hamlin was the first Republican vice president and served under President Lincoln during the beginning of the Civil War, even though they didn't meet until after Lincoln won the election. However, during Lincoln's re-election campaign, he was focused on garnering southern support and the reconstruction of the south, so he chose Tennessee politician Andrew Johnson as his running mate instead of Hamlin.

Harry Truman was just a small-town country kid. He would grow up to become President Franklin Roosevelt's vice president. He was only vice president for 82 days when Roosevelt died during his fourth term in office. Truman ended World War II by making the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.

Vice President Theodore Roosevelt would become president within six months of taking office due to the assassination of President McKinley. Roosevelt would go on to conserve over 200 million acres of land for national forest and wildlife refuges.

Breckinridge had a fruitful and tumultuous career. After serving in both the House of Representatives and Senate, he became the youngest vice president at 36 years old. After his vice presidency, he returned to the Senate and was expelled for joining the Confederacy. This also led Breckinridge to be the only vice president indicted for treason.

Vice president Hobart only served two years, before dying of heart problems. Despite his short tenure, he set a new precedent for vice presidential power.

Vice President Wallace was the agriculture secretary for President Franklin Roosevelt's first two terms and was later chosen to serve as his vice president for the third term. He attempted to run for president as a progressive candidate in 1948, but lost to Roosevelt.

Fairbanks was chosen as Theodore Roosevelt's vice president. However, Roosevelt minimized Fairbanks's role and essentially eliminated any chance of Fairbanks becoming president.

Vice President John Garner was elected to Congress in 1932, the same day he was also elected as vice president. He served two full terms under Franklin Roosevelt.

At 71, Alben Barkley was the oldest man to be elected vice president. After his vice presidency, he attempted to run for the presidency in 1952, but eventually withdrew.

Vice president James Sherman was a happy and popular person. He was known as "Sunny Jim." He died in office of Bright's disease.

Richard Nixon was vice president under President Eisenhower. He ran for the presidency twice, once losing to JFK and then winning the presidency eight years later. However, due to supposed corruption in office, he resigned before he could be impeached.

Curtis is possibly the most ineffective vice president in history and it all began with his open opposition to President Hoover. Despite the two men winning a historically one-sided electoral college 444-87, Curtis had almost no power while in office and rarely participated in cabinet meetings.

Calvin Coolidge was a Progressive Republican when he was elected to the vice presidency along with President Warren G. Harding. He would later become president when Harding died in office. However, he would choose to do something few one-term presidents ever did - he chose not to run for a second term.

Star college football player, World War II Navy veteran and House Representative, Ford seemed destined for the highest power in the land. After 25 years representing Michigan, he was seemingly thrust into the vice presidency, and then the presidency, when Nixon resigned.

Vice-President Charles Dawes was a man of many talents. He was a lawyer, author, musician and won the Nobel Peace Prize. He would serve as the vice president under President Calvin Coolidge.

Rutherford B. Hayes may not have known who Wheeler was when they were chosen as running mates in 1876, but they later became great friends - not as common as one would think among presidents and vice presidents. Wheeler was a strong advocate for racial equality and known for his honesty.

Nelson Rockefeller came from one of the wealthiest families in America. His grandfather was John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. Vice president Rockefeller served with President Gerald Ford but may be more well-known for his art collection.

George H.W. Bush was vice president under President Ronald Reagan. The former World War II vet and congressman eventually won the presidency in 1988 and served one term until his defeat in 1992 by President Clinton.

Spiro Agnew and President Richard Nixon held some of the most controversial terms in office. Agnew resigned from the vice presidency during his second term after he was charged with bribery, conspiracy, and tax fraud.

Vice President Mondale lost two bids for the highest offices in the country after serving with President Carter. He and Carter were defeated by the Reagan/Bush ticket in 1980. In 1984, Mondale was again defeated in his own bid for the presidency.

Dan Quayle served in both branches of Congress and was eventually chosen as President George H.W. Bush's running mate in the 1988 presidency and the 1992 candidacy. While Quayle had considerable success in politics and had a successful career afterward, he was the butt of many jokes while in office.

Daniel Tompkins may have contributed more outside the vice presidency than during his two terms alongside James Monroe. He was governor of New York during the War of 1812 and was one of the few who turned down the position of secretary of state - the third highest position in the country. While his two vice presidential predecessors died in office, Tompkins died three months after leaving office.

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