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The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Application

John D. Feerick


This book focuses on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - its meaning, legislative history, and applications. The Amendment has been criticized as vague and undemocratic. It has been praised for making possible swift and orderly successions to the presidency and vice presidency upon the occurrence of some of the most extraordinary events in American history. The Amendment has been invoked six times since its ratification. In 1973 and 1974, the resignations of the elected President and Vice President challenged the continuity of democratic government of this country. For the first time the succession m ... More

Keywords: Constitution, succession, presidency, president, continuity, Amendment, vice president, Congress

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823252008
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823252008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John D. Feerick, author
Fordham Law School

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1 The Problems

II The Solution

III Implementations of the Solution

IV Continued Interest and Efforts to Change

V An Evaluation