The impeachment of Andrew Johnson, 5 March 1868, (1872).The Constitution of the United States of America

AMENDMENT XXV  –  Section 4.

Whenever the parties of the VP*
transmit to the parties of Congress*
their declaration that the President is disabled*,
the Vice President shall immediately
assume the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President
transmits to the parties of Congress*
his declaration that no inability exists,
he shall resume his office
unless the parties of the VP*, within four days
transmit to the parties of Congress*
a second declaration that the President is disabled*.

Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue,
assembling within 48 hours.
If the Congress, within 21 days
determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses
that the President is disabled,
the VP shall continue as Acting President;
otherwise, the President shall resume his duties.

Notes:
The parties of the VP*
the Vice President and a majority of either
the principal officers of the executive departments
or of such other body as Congress may by law provide,
The parties of Congress*
President pro tempore of the Senate
and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
disabled*
unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office

Passed by Congress July 6, 1965.
Ratified February 10, 1967.

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