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Citizenship Civics Test Prep: Week 19!

Welcome back! 

I can't believe this is the second to last week of this 20 week series.  This week I'm discussing some procedural aspects of government, as well as one random question about Abraham Lincoln that didn't seem to fit anywhere else.

Question 91: If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President? 

 President Gerald Ford is sworn in after President Nixon resigned

President Gerald Ford is sworn in after President Nixon resigned

Answer: The Vice President 

Pursuant to Article II of the Constitution, the Vice President shall take over if the President is not able to serve for some reason. 

Question 92: If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

Answer: The Speaker of the House

This is actually not in the Constitution.  Instead, the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 determined that the Speaker of the House shall take over if the President and the Vice President are both unable to serve. 

Question 93: Who signs bills to become laws? 

Answer: The President

 President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act in 1964

President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act in 1964

All legislation passed by both houses of Congress must be given to the President to sign.  If the President approves it, he signs it and it becomes a law.  

Question 94: Who vetoes bills? 

Answer: The President

The President not only has the power to sign legislation into law, but also veto legislation and prevent it from becoming law.  However, even if the President vetoes a bill, Congress can still override it with a 2/3 vote in both houses.  

Question 95: What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? 

Answer: Freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation); Saved/Preserved the Union; Led the United States during the Civil War

As we've discussed before, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which freed the slaves during the Civil War.  He was also the President in office during the Civil War, and is credited as keeping the country together. 

Last week is the last week of this series!  Don't forget to subscribe below, and feel free to contact us if you have any immigration questions or issues! 

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