President of the United States/Worksheets/Worksheet 3
Return to Vice Presidential Succession.
Succeeding the President[edit | edit source]
In this exercise, we focus our attention on the Presidential Terms of succession, in which the Vice President succeeded due to the death or resignation of the President. When successions occur, the Presidential terms are effectively split between two Presidents, however the next election always occurs on schedule, regardless of the succeeding President's time in office.
A total of 9 Presidents left office prematurely. Not a particularly long list to remember, but it becomes doubly difficult when we try to recall their successors, not to mention the year in which they died or resigned. It is therefore helpful to break the list down a little further into three categories: Assassinations, Natural Causes, and Resignation.
Assassinations[edit | edit source]
A total of four Presidents were assassinated, all by gunshot. Using the timeline below, fill in the blanks with the answers to the following questions:
- Who was the first President to be assassinated while in office?
- What year did Andrew Johnson take office?
- Who were the two Presidents to be sworn in in 1881?
- What year was William McKinley, the 25th President, assassinated?
- Who succeeded William McKinley as President?
- What years did the 26th President serve in office?
- Who was the most recent President to be assassinated while in office?
- What year was the 35th President assassinated?
- Who took office as the 36th President?
Natural Causes[edit | edit source]
A total of four Presidents died of natural causes. Using the timeline below, fill in the blanks with the answers to the following questions:
- Who was the first President to die while in office?
- What year did he die?
- Who was the first Vice President to succeed to the Presidency?
- What year did Zachary Taylor, the 12th President, die while in office?
- Who became the 13th President?
- Which President died in 1923?
- Which Vice President became the 30th President?
- Which years was the 30th President in office?
- How many times was Franklin D. Roosevelt voted into office?
- Which years was FDR in office?
- Which Vice President succeeded FDR?
Resignation[edit | edit source]
Only one President ever resigned from office. Using the timeline below, fill in the blanks with the answers to the following questions:
- Who was the only President to resign from office?
- What year did he resign?
- Who was his running mate in the previous election?
- Who became the 38th President after he resign?
- Which years was the 38th President in office?
The Timeline[edit | edit source]
|1.||1788||1789-1793||1st - George Washington||US Constitution|
|3.||1796||1797-1801||2nd - John Adams|
|4.||1800||1801-1805||3rd - Thomas Jefferson||Not a Leap Year|
|6.||1808||1809-1813||4th - James Madison|
|8.||1816||1817-1821||5th - James Monroe|
|10.||1824||1825-1829||6th - John Quincy Adams|
|11.||1828||1829-1833||7th - Andrew Jackson|
|13.||1836||1837-1841||8th - Martin Van Buren|
|14.||1840||____________||____________||Died of pneumonia.|
|16.||1848||____________||____________||Died of gastroenteritis.|
|19.||1860||1861-1865||____________||Election before Civil War|
|21.||1868||1869-1873||18th - Ulysses S. Grant||Election after Civil War|
|34.||1920||____________||____________||Died of heart attack.|
|40.||1944||____________||Died of cerebral hemorrhage.|
|47.||1972||____________||Resigned from office.|
|54.||2000||2001-2005||George W. Bush||This was a Leap Year.|
|56.||2008||2009-2013||Barack Obama||Recent Election|