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Before the Twelfth Amendment, the vice president was basically the runner-up for president. When that meant the vice president was a defeated candidate from a different party, it all but guaranteed that nothing would get done. It was believed that electing both the president and vice president on a single ticket would eliminate this problem.

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Easy... the 16th amendment. Don't ask... it says so in my Government textbook.

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