October 18th – Question

When was the 25th Amendment on presidential disability and succession first used? 

A. In 1865, when President Lincoln was assassinated.
B. In 1973, when President Nixon filled the vice president’s vacancy.
C. In 1974, when President Nixon resigned from office.
D. In 2020, when articles of impeachment were filed against President Trump.

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Answer: B – The first use of the 25th Amendment occurred in 1973 when President Richard Nixon nominated Congressman Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to fill the vacancy left by Vice President Spiro Agnew’s resignation. 

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