Civics

posted by Sarah

6.   If both the president and the vice president are unable to fulfill their duties, who takes over as president? 

A. President pro tempore of the Senate
B. Attorney general
C. Speaker of the House
D. Secretary of state

"In the case that the president can no longer serve, the vice president would serve as president."

Which one would I chose???

  1. Sarah

    But what if there is no vice president?

  2. Ms. Sue

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/us/succession-presidential-and-vice-presidential-fast-facts/

  3. Sarah

    "If the vice president cannot serve, the line of succession falls to the speaker of the House, then to the Senate president pro tempore, then to Cabinet members."

  4. Sarah

    I just looked on that site.

  5. Ms. Sue

    And what did you learn from that site?

  6. Sarah

    C?

  7. Reed

    If there is no vice-president, the line of succession falls to the next in order:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession

  8. Ms. Sue

    Yes. C is right.

    This happened several years ago. The vice president resigned and the Speaker of the House, Gerald Ford, became vice president. Then President Nixon resigned, and Ford became president.

  9. Reed

    Yes, C is correct, just as the quotation you posted says it is. And you question it?

  10. Sarah

    Oh sorry for the ? at the end.

  11. Reed

    Gerald Ford was never Speaker of the House. He was appointed vice-president by President Nixon, but not because he was Speaker. He was the House Minority Leader.

  12. Ms. Sue

    Oops! Thanks for the correction, Reed.

  13. Sarah

    7.   If you visit the Senate chamber during a session on an average day, you're most likely to find the session presided over by 

    A. a speaker for the house.
    B. the vice president of the United States.
    C. the majority leader.
    D. a president pro tem. 


          

  14. Sarah

    My sister said it was D,but I don't know and am confused. Help!

  15. Ms. Sue

    Your sister is right.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presiding_Officer_of_the_United_States_Senate

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