The "History and Function" series exams how politics and honor have co-existed to strengthen our government. Over time and across years, changes in the spirit and practice of government offices have moved from development and cohesion to enlightenment and understanding. The preservation of balances has long been pursued in the course of evolving offices.The Vice-President of the United States of America not only plays an important role in our government, but you could consider him our President's right hand man. Explore the different facets and functions the Vice-President portrays. Grade level: 6 - 12. 30 minutes.