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Provisions of the 25th Amendment
Transcript of Provisions of the 25th Amendment
Prior to the passage of the 25th Amendment, the office of Vice President was vacant until the next election. Due to this, there have been almost 40 years in which a Vice President was not present to take over if something had happened to the President. There have been eight times that the position of Vice President has been vacant. The Supreme Court was indirectly involved with the 25th Amendment when on July 24th, 1974 it ruled that President Richard Nixon would have to surrender tape recordings involving Watergate. This lead to his resignation which caused Ford to become President. Section 1 of the amendment was then enforced. Why is The 25th Amendment important? It is important because it provides a clear succession of the Presidency and Vice Presidency. It allows someone to be prepared to take over the position in case of tragedy or the removal of the President or Vice President. Interesting Facts Johnson did not become President due to the 25th Amendment because it did not go into affect until 1967. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. President Richard Nixon President Gerald Ford President Ronald Reagan Senator Birch Bayh President John F. Kennedy on the day he was assassinated Vice President Lyndon Johnson being
sworn in as President The Supreme Court http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxxv Sources http://hercules.gcsu.edu/~hedmonds/lecture%20notes/Presidential%20Succesion.htm http://www.rochester.edu/pr/Review/V64N2/point.html Alec Baldwin Reading The 25th
Amendment-You Tube http://www.pfaw.org Alec Baldwin reads the 25th Cause and Effect The United States at times was left in
a vulnerable situation due to a death,
disability, resignation, or removal of the
President or Vice President. The 25th
Amendment was created to protect the
country from this potential dangerous
predicament. These positions should
always be filled in a clear manner with