Timelines
Presidential Succession

  • 1965
    Congress Passes Twenty-Fifth Amendment

  • 1967
    Twenty-Fifth Amendment Ratified

  • 1973
    Agnew Resigns As Vice President

  • 1974
    Nixon Resigns Over Watergate
    Ford Chooses New Vice President

  • 1981
    Twenty-Fifth Amendment Almost Invoked After Reagan Shot

  • 1985
    Vice President Bush Is "Acting President" During Reagan Surgery

  • 1991
    Bush Makes Plans To Turn Over Power To Vice President

  • 1996
    Succession Changes Regarding Presidential Disability Recommended

  • 2000
    Secret Plans Formed In Case Of Illness

  • 2002
    First Formal Use Of Disability Clause