25ThAmendment of the Us Constitution

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25th Amendment lays out how a US President or a Vice President can be replaced or succeeded. Resolving issues that arise due to unfortunate situations like death, resignation to removal of US President. The 25th US Constitutional amendment was proposed in 1965, the same was ratified by the states in the year 1967.

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Amendment Overview

  • The Twenty-fifth Amendment was an effort to resolve some of the continuing issues that revolve around the office of the President.
  • Happens upon the death, removal, or resignation of the President.
  • The course to follow if for some reason the President becoming:
    • Disabled.
    • Unable to fulfil his responsibilities.

First Section of the Amendment

  • Codified the traditionally observed process of succession.
  • Event of the death of the president.
  • The vice president would succeed to the office.

Event of Resignation

  • The title and position of the president would be assumed by the vice president in case of resignation.
  • Not acting president.
  • The departing president is prohibited from returning to the office.

Second Section of the Amendment

Addresses vacancies in the office of the vice president.

Third Section of the Amendment

  • Set forth the formal process.
  • Determining the capacity of the president.
  • To discharge the powers and duties of office.
  • The vice-president takes over as the acting president in case the latter is unable to declare his ability.

Fourth Section of the Amendment

  • The president is unable to declare his/her incompetence.
  • It is required for the vice president and the cabinet to jointly ascertain this.
  • The position of the acting president is immediately assumed by the vice president.
  • Under the fourth section at present the Vice-President of US is being asked to invoke against the President at present.
  • The fourth section of the 25th Amendment has never been invoked.

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