Twenty-fifth Amendment Law and Legal Definition

The Twenty-fifth Amendment is the constitutional amendment that established rules of succession for the presidency and vice presidency in the event of death, resignation, or incapacity. It was ratified in 1967. Twenty-fifth Amendment states that in the event of the removal of the President from office or of his/her death or resignation, the Vice President should become President. It also states the procedure for selecting a vice president if a vacancy occurs and also the presidential disability.