In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President
While this policy had been going on for some time (the list of VP’s who got the big job is pretty long!) it ratifies the original policy, found here. The list of Presidents who made the step up includes Presidents such as: Ford ,who also got the previous job when Agnew resigned, LBJ after JFK got shot, and Cracked.com’s favorite Theodore Roosevelt, after Mckinley was assassinated.
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