U.S. Presidential Line of Succession

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  • 1. United States Presidential Line of Succession By: Michael Pollack-Twomey
  • 2. What could cause this succession?• Impeachment• Resignation• Death photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/branditressler/1079313492/">la dybugbkt</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>
  • 3. The Current 5 in Line
  • 4. 1st: Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D) Age: 69 •First in line behind current President Barack Obama. •From Scranton, Pennsylvania •Served as a U.S. Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009 upon his election to the vicephoto credit: <a presidency.href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/7798973526/">Barack Obama</a> via <ahref="http://photopin.com">photopin< •Served as ranking member of/a><ahref="http://creativecommons.org/lice Senate Judiciary Committeenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a> for 17 years working on criminal justice issues. photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frekur/2969695080/">Lsbentz</a > via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>
  • 5. 2nd: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) Age: 62 •Representative from Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. •Currently serves as the 61st speaker of the United States House of Representatives •Served as House Minority Leader (‘07-’11), and Housephoto credit: <a Majority Leader (’06-’07)href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/speakerboehner/5913789446/">SpeakerBoehner</a> via <ahref="http://photopin.com">phot •Served as Chairman of theopin</a><ahref="http://creativecommons.or House Education andg/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">cc</a> Workforce Committee (‘01- photo credit: <a ’06) href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/speakerboehner/5370664963/">SpeakerBo ehner</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">cc</a>
  • 6. 3rd: President Pro Tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye (D) Age: 88 •Currently serves as a U.S. Senator from Hawaii •Currently most senior U.S. Senator and second longest serving U.S. Senator •A World War II Medal of Honor recipientphoto credit: <ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kepano/4369338323/">kepanok</a> via <ahref="http://photopin.com">photopin</ •Holds a law degree froma><ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licen The George Washingtonses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a> University Law School photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kepano/4370086966/">kepan ok</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
  • 7. 4th: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) Age: 64 •Currently serves as the United States Secretary of State •Served as a U.S. Senator for the State of New York (‘01-’09) •Served as Firstphoto credit: <a LadyduringBill Clinton’shref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/valstskanceleja/7459653160/">Valstskanceleja</a> via <a presidency (’93-’01)href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a><ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a> •Received a law degree photo credit: <a from Yale Law School href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sskennel/836612585/">sskennel</a > via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
  • 8. 5th: Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (I) Age: 51 •Currently serves as the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury •Served as the 9th President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York •Worked for the International Affairs Division of the U.S. Treasury Department in 1988 •Served as Vice Chairman of the Federal Open Marketphoto credit: <ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/u Committeesdol/7107268447/">US Department ofLabor</a> via <a photo credit: <ahref="http://photopin.com">photopin href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkoutloud/69683594</a><a 74/">Think Out Loud</a> via <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/lice href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a><anses/by/2.0/">cc</a> href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-
  • 9. Presidents who have assumed office by succession• Chester A. Arthur – Death of James Garfield• Calvin Coolidge – Death of Warren G. Harding• Millard Fillmore – Death of Zachary Taylor• Gerald R. Ford – Resignation of Richard Nixon• Andrew Johnson – Death of Abraham Lincoln http://www.clf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Bald_Eagle-Wingspan-1024x7681.jpg
  • 10. Presidents who have assumed office by succession• Lyndon B. Johnson – Death of John F. Kennedy• Theodore Roosevelt – Death of William McKinley• Harry S. Truman – Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt• John Tyler – William Henry Harrison http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media//02/75502-004-47C41965.jpg
  • 11. Some Insight…“This is an example of how the branches of government are in fact linked. When all members of the executive branch are unable to serve, the next in line is the leader of the legislative branch. This supports some of the separation of branches that are a part of the constitutional system.” -Ronald Schurin, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut http://www.polisci.uconn.edu/people/faculty/ima ges/shurin.jpg
  • 12. Sources• http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president- biden• http://www.speaker.gov/• http://www.inouye.senate.gov/about-dan/biography• http://www.state.gov/secretary/c27775.htm• http://www.biography.com/people/timothy-geithner- 391494