After a president dies who takes over and after that person dies who takes over and etc?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The thing you speak of is Presidential Succession. It's covered in the Constitution in Article II, Section 1, in Section 3 of the 20th Amendment, and in the 25th Amendment. Also, it's under federal law, the Presidential Succession Act of 1947. The 25th Amendment was of course written in response to President Ford coming into the presidency, without ever having actually been elected.

    The current succession rolls like this, after the President:

    1 Vice President

    2 Speaker of the House of Representatives

    3 President pro tempore of the Senate

    4 Secretary of State

    5 Secretary of the Treasury

    6 Secretary of Defense

    7 The Attorney General

    8 Secretary of the Interior

    9 Secretary of Agriculture

    10 Secretary of Commerce

    11 Secretary of Labor

    12 Secretary of Health and Human Services

    13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    14 Secretary of Transportation

    15 Secretary of Energy

    16 Secretary of Education

    17 Secretary of Veterans Affairs

    18 Secretary of Homeland Security

    The "natural born citizen" clause still applies, so some people in the Bush Administration who hold these Secretary positions and aren't "natural born citizens" would be skipped to the next eligible person in line in the case of the death of the President or his impeachment.

    Skylor Williams

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  • Jack
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    1 decade ago

    If the president dies, the Vice President takes over, and appoints his own VP. (I'm not sure of the process, but I think congress probably has to vote on his choice).

    If the pres dies AND the VP dies before he can appoint a VP, Speaker of the House becomes pres. He then appoints his VP.

    Love Jack

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Vice President takes over and appoints a new VP. When he dies, the new VP takes over, and so on. If both the Prez and the Veep die before the appointment of a new VP, the Speaker of the House takes over, than I think it goes to Secretary of War, State, and a long list of cabinet and congress members.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    President, Vice President, Speaker of the House.

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  • puente
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    3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Vice Pres, Speaker of the house, senate majority leader. If Bush, Cheney, and Condi Rice were all dying who would be saved?

    Answer: The United States of America.

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  • 1 decade ago

    1 Vice President and President of the Senate Dick Cheney

    2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

    3 President pro tempore of the Senate Robert C. Byrd

    4 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

    5 Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

    6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

    7 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    8 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne

    9 Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns

    -- Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez

    (ineligible; not a natural-born citizen)†

    -- Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao

    (ineligible; not a natural-born citizen)†

    10 Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt

    11 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson

    12 Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters

    13 Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman

    14 Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings

    15 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson

    16 Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff ††

    Source(s): i am psychic
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    pres, vice pres, speaker of the house

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    after GORE dies, it will take someone with a HUGE paycheck to take over, $ 30,000 a year it costs to power up his mansion, that isn't even counting his private jet

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