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25th Amendment Of The US Constitution – Free PDF Download

 

The News

  • There were complaints for weeks about the fact that President Joe Biden is yet to hold a press conference.
  • Recently, he held one and there were enough complaints about all aspects of the event.
  • On the 64th day of his administration, following a long, tenuous wait, Biden took questions from the press for the first time about the coronavirus pandemic, immigration, gun control and other issues.

What happened?

  • While at first the president seemed prepared, it wasn’t until he started answering questions from reporters that he started to unravel.
  • It is said that Biden was holding multiple sheets throughout his 62-minute-long conference. He took up ten questions during the interaction which included about 25 reporters.
  • Many have alleged that, Biden appeared to lose his train of thought with his sentences allegedly ending in mumbling.

What happened?

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Background

Background

  • The 25th amendment was proposed by US Congress in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • The amendment was ratified by the states on February 10, 1967.
  • The amendment contains four sections that lay out the provisions for presidential succession, owing to different reasons.
  • The infamous Watergate scandal of the 1970s saw the application of these procedures, first when Gerald Ford replaced Spiro Agnew as Vice President, then when he replaced Richard Nixon as President, and then when Nelson Rockefeller filled the resulting vacancy to become the Vice President.

25th amendment

  • Amendment XXV of US Constitution
    • Section 1.
      • In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
    • Section 2.
      • Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

25th amendment

  • Amendment XXV of US Constitution
    • Section 3.
      • Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

25th amendment

  • Amendment XXV of US Constitution
    • Section 4.
      • Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
        • Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose. Congress is required to determine by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.

Million Dollar Question

  • Will we see first female president of USA soon?

 

 

 

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