President Pro Tempore: Definition, Role & Duties


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Which of the following is the correct order of the line of presidential succession?

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1. Other than replacing the President upon his/her death or inability to serve, what is primary function of the Vice-President?

2. This man was the nation's first President of the Senate:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The President Pro Tempore casts the tie-breaking vote in Senate deliberations, and these assets will help you gauge your knowledge of the position. You'll be assessed on the history and function of the position.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test your understanding of:

  • Presidential Succession
  • Function of President Pro Tempore
  • History of the President Pro Tempore

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related government lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Presidential Succession Act of 1947
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the President Pro Tempore

Additional Learning

For further study, review the accompanying lesson on President Pro Tempore Roles & Duties. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand John Adams opinion of his position
  • Explain the reasoning of the presidential succession
  • Differentiate between the Vice President and the President Pro Tempore