How far does the presidents succession line go? (USA)?

I'm studying for the AP Gov test tomorrow and remembered this:

So in theory, the Secretary of Defense can be our president (Janet Napolitano) after what would surely be a series of extremely unfortunate deaths.

But...what happens after that? What happens if the Secretary of Defense were to die? Do we go down the line from senators or congressmen? After that? Governors? Mayors?

Just curious if there is a 'plan' written out for the succession line to the presidency that goes further then that.


oops, read that wiki article wrong :o

2 Answers

  • Jimbo
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    LMAO, Janet Napolitano is not the Secretary of Defense. She heads up the Dept. of Homeland Security. After the President comes the Vice President, the next in line is the Speaker of the House and then the Secretary of the Interior.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    not for any political motives, yet Quincy (John Quincy Adams) or Grover (Grover Cleveland) are sturdy canines names. Plus, Cleveland served 2 nonconsecutive phrases...he saved coming decrease back. besides the fact which you do do not do what Obama did and speak to the canines after your self like he did with Bo (Barack Obama's initials), extraordinarily tackles.

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