If the President, Vice President and Speaker of the House die, than what?

If the President dies, I know it goes Vice President, then Speaker of the House .... but what next? Preferably if you could give me the next 5 that would be great!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    This is a list of the current presidential line of succession,[1] as specified by the United States Constitution and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947[2] as subsequently amended to include newly created cabinet offices.

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    Office

    Current Officer

    President of the United States

    Barack Obama (D)

    1

    Vice President of the United States

    Joe Biden (D)

    2

    Speaker of the House

    John Boehner (R)

    3

    President pro tempore of the Senate

    Daniel Inouye (D)

    4

    Secretary of State

    Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

    5

    Secretary of the Treasury

    Timothy Geithner (D)

    6

    Secretary of Defense

    Robert Gates (R)*

    7

    Attorney General

    Eric Holder (D)

    8

    Secretary of the Interior

    Ken Salazar (D)

    9

    Secretary of Agriculture

    Tom Vilsack (D)

    10

    Secretary of Commerce

    Gary Locke (D)

    11

    Secretary of Labor

    Hilda Solis (D)

    12

    Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Kathleen Sebelius (D)

    13

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Shaun Donovan (D)

    14

    Secretary of Transportation

    Ray LaHood (R)

    15

    Secretary of Energy

    Steven Chu (D)

    16

    Secretary of Education

    Arne Duncan (D)

    17

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs

    Eric Shinseki**

    18

    Secretary of Homeland Security

    Janet Napolitano (D)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Hillary Clinton, secretary of state becomes president. Not sure of the rest of the 'line of succession' but I think secretary of treasury becomes vice president and speaker of the house is reappointed. Don't quote me on the last two.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    next in line is the President pro tempore of the Senate then secretary of state and on it goes

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  • Regan
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    we'd be screwed

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