Historically, presidents gave little power to their vice-presidents.
As such the office mostly consisted of ceremonial duties:
Attending important funerals
Dedicating bridges and parks
Presiding over the Senate on important occasions and when ties were expected
The Vice-Presidency “ . . . the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived” John Adams 1 st Vice-President Image from wikipedia.org
The Vice-Presidency “ Once there were two brothers. One went away to sea; the other was elected Vice-President of the United States. And nothing was ever heard of either of them again” Thomas Marshall 28 th Vice-President Image from wikipedia.org
The Vice-Presidency “ . . . not worth a pitcher of warm piss.” John Nance Garner 32 nd Vice-President Image from wikipedia.org