How Well Do You Know Presidential Succession?

In the unfortunate situation where the United States president may die in office, we have a succession line as to who will take his or her place. How well do you know this line? Take our quiz to find out! But be wary - it's a tough one!
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Who takes power when the president dies?
Vice President
Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
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Who is after the Vice President?
Secretary of Homeland Security
Attorney General
Speaker of the House of Representatives
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Who comes after the Speaker of the House?
Secretary of Defense
President pro tempore of the Senate
Secretary of State
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Who comes after President pro tempore of the Senate?
Secretary of State
Secretary of the Treasury
Attorney General
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Who comes after the Secretary of State?
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Labor
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Who comes after the Secretary of the Treasury?
Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Defense
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Who comes after the Secretary of Defense?
Attorney General
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
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Who comes after the Attorney General?
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary of Transportation
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Who comes after the Secretary of the Interior?
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Agriculture
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Who comes after the Secretary of Agriculture?
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Homeland Security
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Who comes after the Secretary of Commerce?
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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Who comes after the Secretary of Labor?
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
Result
Well...don't beat yourself up too much - this was a pretty tough quiz after all. You'll never really NEED to know the order of presidential succession anyways!

C+, Speaker Of The House

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While you might have messed up the order of a few positions, you're still pretty knowledgeable in this area, which is more than can be said for most people. Good work!

B+, Vice President

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Well, you're first in line when it comes to knowledge on presidential succession in the United States, that's for sure. Great work!

A+, U.S. President

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1
Who takes power when the president dies?
Vice President
Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
2
Who is after the Vice President?
Secretary of Homeland Security
Attorney General
Speaker of the House of Representatives
3
Who comes after the Speaker of the House?
Secretary of Defense
President pro tempore of the Senate
Secretary of State
4
Who comes after President pro tempore of the Senate?
Secretary of State
Secretary of the Treasury
Attorney General
5
Who comes after the Secretary of State?
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Labor
6
Who comes after the Secretary of the Treasury?
Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Defense
7
Who comes after the Secretary of Defense?
Attorney General
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
8
Who comes after the Attorney General?
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary of Transportation
9
Who comes after the Secretary of the Interior?
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Agriculture
10
Who comes after the Secretary of Agriculture?
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Homeland Security
11
Who comes after the Secretary of Commerce?
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
12
Who comes after the Secretary of Labor?
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy