Hag.Vp Prez Succession


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Hag.Vp Prez Succession

  1. 1. The Vice President and the Order of Succession<br />Chapter 8, Section 1<br />
  2. 2. Role of the Vice President<br />What are the Constitutional duties of the VP? <br /><ul><li>Have VP’s had much of a role throughout history?
  3. 3. How has the office of the VP changed in recent years?</li></li></ul><li>
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  5. 5. “Balancing the Ticket”<br />What does it mean for a VP to “Balance the ticket”?<br />Geographically<br />Politically<br />Personality/Personalcharacteristics – <br />VPs also may be chosen to fill a perceived weakness with presidential candidate.<br />
  6. 6. “Balancing the Ticket”<br />Can you figure out how these VP candidates “balanced” their “tickets”?<br />Geographically?<br />Politically?<br />Personality/Personal Characteristics?<br />
  7. 7. A Heartbeat Away…<br />So the VP is next in line, and one of his major functions is just to be ready in case the President can’t be President.<br />But what happens if both the President and the VP are unable to serve at the same time?<br />We have a plan for who would take over if that should happen… <br />What is this plan called?<br />
  8. 8. The Order of Succession to the Presidency <br />What does “Order of Succession” mean? <br />How was the order determined?<br />Article II of the Constitution<br />Acts of Congress<br />The 25th amendment.<br />Constitution- Article II, Section 1<br />What does this part of the Constitution say about what will happen if the president cannot serve for any reason?<br />What is the problem with this part of the Constitution?<br />
  9. 9. Presidential Succession Act (1947)<br />Why is the time period significant for the passage of this act?<br />What did this act of Congress do?<br />What is the current order of succession?<br />Vice President<br />Speaker of the House<br />President pro tempore of the Senate<br />Secretary of State<br />Secretary of the Treasury <br />Secretary of Defense <br />Attorney General<br />- 11 other Cabinet departments follow, last is dept. of homeland security<br />
  10. 10. Line of Presidential Succession<br />Vice President – Joe Biden<br />Speaker of the House- Nancy Pelosi<br />President pro tempore of the Senate - Robert Byrd<br />Secretary of State-Hillary Rodham Clinton<br />Secretary of the Treasury- Timothy Geithner<br />Secretary of Defense- Robert Gates<br />Attorney General- Eric Holder<br />…<br />…<br />
  11. 11. 25th Amendment (1967)<br />How did the 25th amendment “fill out” the remaining issues with the order of succession?<br />
  12. 12. Fun Game:<br />What are the original 3 “formal” Constitutional requirements for the President?<br />List 4 common characteristics of past presidents.<br />What government position have many president’s held just prior to becoming president? (answers may vary)<br />What is the salary, and how long is the term of office of the president?<br />What are the only 2 constitutional duties of the Vice President?<br />After the VP, list the next 3 positions in the OoS.<br />Describe what happens if the VP position becomes vacant.<br />**Bonus Question:… <br />