Question 31
The Presidency
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

The Speaker of the House is the leader of the House of Representatives. If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, the Speaker of the House becomes the president of the United States. This has never occurred in American history.

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