Simple Civics

What is the 25th Amendment?

04/15/2022 | 2m 21s

The constitution is clear about what needs to happen when a United States president dies, but it fails to address what should happen if the president is alive but unable to perform their duties. In the 1960s, Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana authored the 25th amendment to lay out how a president may be deemed unfit to hold office and how the transfer of power should take place.

Aired: 04/15/22

Rating: NR

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