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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???

asked by Sarah
  1. But what if there is no vice president?

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

    posted by Ms. Sue
  3. "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."

    posted by Sarah
  4. I just looked on that site.

    posted by Sarah
  5. And what did you learn from that site?

    posted by Ms. Sue
  6. C?

    posted by Sarah
  7. 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

    posted by Reed
  8. 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.

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

    posted by Reed
  10. Oh sorry for the ? at the end.

    posted by Sarah
  11. 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.

    posted by Reed
  12. Oops! Thanks for the correction, Reed.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  13. 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. 


          

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

    posted by Sarah
  15. Your sister is right.

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

    posted by Ms. Sue

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