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Constitutional Role of the Vice President of the United States
The Framers of the Constitution explain why they designated the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, in Article I, Section 3, Clause 4 of the Constitution.
Definition of "Casting Vote" in Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The President of the Senate has what is called a "casting vote," defined as the decisive vote of a presiding officer, when the votes of the assembly or house are equally divided.
Federalist No. 68 by Alexander Hamilton
Hamilton wrote that "to secure at all times the possibility of a definite resolution of the body, it is necessary that the President [i.e. the Vice President of the U.S.] should have only a casting vote."
Home Page of the Vice President of the United States
The White House web site includes a home page for the Vice President of the United States, who also serves as President of the Senate.
Senate Precedents Regarding the Vice President of the United States
Details about historical Senate precedents regarding the President of the Senate are provided by Riddick's Senate Procedure, in adobe acrobat (pdf) format.
The Senate and the United States Constitution
The position of the Vice President as President of the Senate was borrowed from the New York Constitution.
Vice President of the United States (President of the Senate)
Detailed description of the role of the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate.
Vice Presidential Tie-Breaking Votes
The Constitution gives the Vice President of the United States power to vote when the Senate is equally divided, and the Senate Historian has listed all of those occasions when the Senate President has broken a tie vote.

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