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How Well Do You Know Your Vice Presidents?

Test yourself on our quiz of the famous, infamous and not-so-famous least powerful men in the country

Hannibal Hamlin, 15th Vice President of the United States (1861-1865)

Hannibal Hamlin
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In 1860, Hamlin was elected Vice President before he even met his boss, Abraham Lincoln. Hamlin, a Northerner, was considered by the Republican Party leaders to be a strong regional balance to Lincoln, the Westerner. But before the presidential race of 1864, Hamlin was replaced on the Lincoln re-election ticket for which Southern gentleman?

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