The Most Deadly Job in America -- And What Happens Next

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  1. CGP Grey

    CGP Grey

    9 dagen geleden

    Discuss on the CGPGrey subreddit:

    • Zachary Blanchette

      Zachary Blanchette

      3 dagen geleden

      Glitch with Colorado's state flag: At 3:43 you can see the Colorado state flag skort. In the Colorado state flag, the red ring isn't complete, it makes a C with the yellow circle inside. It isn't supposed to encapsulate it. Love your work Grey

    • Caucasia Mapper

      Caucasia Mapper

      3 dagen geleden

      Grey you got 1 thing wrong its Garfield,Kennedy and Lincon

    • Dichtsau


      4 dagen geleden

      when you wrote this episode, have you been aware that 7 is the most-rolled number if you roll 2 six-sided dices...?

    • D MatLeo

      D MatLeo

      6 dagen geleden

      Hello, make the next videos about the topics you said there is no time, pls. And grteat work, keep it up.

    • Chuck Davis

      Chuck Davis

      6 dagen geleden

      B v

  2. Trafulgoth


    48 minuten geleden

    I approve of the Battlstar Galactica reference at the end.

  3. DropshipRadio


    Uur geleden

    And I just finished BSG too, nice pull.

  4. Mario The Plumber

    Mario The Plumber

    2 uur geleden

    I don't live in America, I live in the mushroom kingdom

  5. soiung toiue

    soiung toiue

    3 uur geleden

    2:30 Looks at Russia "So, don't get any ideas." Looks at Acting President/VP "Also, don't YOU get any ideas. I'm still the President." XD That animation was perfect.

  6. Redacted Information

    Redacted Information

    11 uur geleden

    I love the way that the Cabinet members had their own little stick figures that represented their department in order of the line of succession. Really cool lol

  7. Pizza 123

    Pizza 123

    12 uur geleden

    Discussing the problem brought up at 8:15. If the secretary had to resign their previous post to become acting president, that means they are no longer in that post and therefore appointing someone to a post higher than that post would not kick them out of office, I would even think they would be able to fill their previous post with someone else.

    • soiung toiue

      soiung toiue

      3 uur geleden

      I love this it's interesting & informative but fun enough for kids

  8. Frank Conry

    Frank Conry

    13 uur geleden

    I love the stick figures

  9. Tim Cummings

    Tim Cummings

    14 uur geleden

    I liked the Battlestar Galactica easter egg. Only catch was, it was the Secretary of Education not straw hat guy.

  10. 4thGradeDropout


    16 uur geleden

    "Nomen est omen" may be appropriate here, but couldn't it have been titled 'deadliest' rather than 'most deadly'? Or are they interchangeable?

  11. HagBoy's Studio's

    HagBoy's Studio's

    16 uur geleden

    9th was William Henry Harrison and 10th was John Tyler, before anyone asks.

  12. Oldschool gamer and Lover

    Oldschool gamer and Lover

    16 uur geleden


  13. DOGMA1138


    18 uur geleden

    We all know that once everyone dies Jack Bower becomes president.

  14. Lucas Liso

    Lucas Liso

    19 uur geleden

    Question for you: How does a place go about joining the United States? Like, is it possible for a non-United States place like, say, Spain, to formaly request to be part of the United States? And if they can, do they join as what? Is it like a Puerto Rico situation, or they can join as full fledge state number 51?

  15. LuNaR.r6


    Dag geleden

    i know what kamala harris wants to do when biden is elected

  16. Heavy Stalin

    Heavy Stalin

    Dag geleden


  17. Jason Meow

    Jason Meow

    Dag geleden

    Subtitle pleaseeeeee

  18. Shloomth


    Dag geleden

    They made a tv show about a scenario like this called Designated Survivor. I only saw the first episode but it seemed like it could’ve potentially been good

  19. Shloomth


    Dag geleden

    You Grey are by far my favorite internet teacher. You have a distinct style that makes your material interesting and memorable and the way you use language from your past videos creates a sense of continually building knowledge. Thank you.

  20. GG Fuego

    GG Fuego

    Dag geleden

    Where is the Dedicated Anus sub-committee?

  21. Steven Sparkes

    Steven Sparkes

    Dag geleden

    "For realsies " haha I use. That all the time

  22. Steven Sparkes

    Steven Sparkes

    Dag geleden

    I love this it's interesting & informative but fun enough for kids

  23. Thaina Yu

    Thaina Yu

    Dag geleden

    I like your land. You should draw one set of MTG land

  24. Patavinity


    Dag geleden


  25. Gaming Cinema

    Gaming Cinema

    Dag geleden

    Treasury or state???

  26. Branden Price

    Branden Price

    Dag geleden

    Kamala Harris.

  27. Marcus Puglisi

    Marcus Puglisi

    Dag geleden

    Go Grey! Your vids are used by my class! Keep it up!

  28. Ahmed Ismail

    Ahmed Ismail

    Dag geleden

    America is a mess man

  29. caloricfoil98


    Dag geleden

    Why didn't Grey say Department of Defense? The Department of War hasnt existed since 1947

  30. Sophie Hoskins

    Sophie Hoskins

    Dag geleden

    If only government was as simple as your drawings...

  31. Mordred Pendragón

    Mordred Pendragón

    Dag geleden

    it feels like this guy really tried his darnest to not say "orang man bad" kek

  32. Aaron Speedy

    Aaron Speedy

    Dag geleden


  33. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    Dag geleden

    One slight correction: The President Pro Tem is the longest-serving senator of the *majority party", not necessarily the longest serving senator.

  34. Abimanyu Putra

    Abimanyu Putra

    Dag geleden

    Thomas Adam Kirkman, former Secretary of HUD.

  35. Liam Coyne

    Liam Coyne

    Dag geleden

    The Dep. of Agriculture forking tumbleweed killed me

    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

      Dag geleden

      Love the BSG reference at the end.

  36. End My Suffering

    End My Suffering

    Dag geleden

    You kinda sound like the guy who reads those riddles on Ted-Ed

  37. neur303


    Dag geleden

    These examples always remind me that laws are just like software. This is legacy code not being refactored and ad hoc implementation.

  38. MrGrumblier


    Dag geleden

    4:20 This is the fate that awaits Biden should he win the presidency.

    • Bo Randolph

      Bo Randolph

      12 uur geleden

      Lol, I was literally scrolling through the comments to see if anyone mentioned that!

  39. Hunter Goodin

    Hunter Goodin

    Dag geleden

    That bit about the and / or problem is why we need the Oxford comma

  40. MacarniPol


    Dag geleden

    It was just genious to finish this video making a mention to Laura Roselin as president

  41. modus_ponens


    Dag geleden

    0:55 Hahaa! Celestially colored dice and graph :D

  42. Midnight_Shadows


    2 dagen geleden

    I was about to comment "That actually happened in Battlestar Galactica when the Secretary of Education became acting president" then I saw the end screen and laughed. Lol

  43. Airbus Pacifica

    Airbus Pacifica

    2 dagen geleden

    I'm sure Kiefer Sutherland will do a good job

  44. Joel Mulder

    Joel Mulder

    2 dagen geleden

    That be a mighty good reference at the end!

  45. Jazoray


    2 dagen geleden

    🎵 i'd be elected on friday 🎵

  46. TheSmithersy


    2 dagen geleden

    You could easily just get the acting president appointed vice president. That would solve the bumping issue.

  47. ClockworkOwl


    2 dagen geleden

    Why does it sound more like card game rulings

  48. Xexomaru


    2 dagen geleden

    So many questions... Theres a pandemic ... YOU GOT THE TIME!!!!

  49. Parnikkapore Prompt

    Parnikkapore Prompt

    2 dagen geleden

    7:15 I like how the department of agriculture is still getting rid of tumbleweed

  50. TheCrashingToaster


    2 dagen geleden

    Love the BSG reference at the end.

  51. 0math12345


    2 dagen geleden

    I think the "bumping" clause refers to people who didn't die when the president did, but rather weren't able to serve as president when first called for some reason, such as being in a coma. If that were the case, new appointees would *not* usurp the presidency.

  52. Star Scarred

    Star Scarred

    2 dagen geleden

    This is going to be my new game

  53. Star Scarred

    Star Scarred

    2 dagen geleden

    If the word either was not there then it would be ambiguous....but I think the either sticks it with the ( VP ) + (one or the other)

  54. Star Scarred

    Star Scarred

    2 dagen geleden

    I think Grey is as sick of things as most of us are...

  55. Nj Njhjh

    Nj Njhjh

    2 dagen geleden


  56. TheDimensionist


    2 dagen geleden

    3:35, 13 days, 13 hours, 30 mins, and 1 second passed from 21 days, If anyone knows if this is a reference or not, that would be great because it's been driving me crazy.

    • TheDimensionist


      2 dagen geleden

      If you look up these numbers in order, it shows up as the product number for a nut. If that's the entire joke I will be kinda disappointed.

  57. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy

    2 dagen geleden

    Everyone: Lincoln, Kennedy....? Grey: Garfield, McKinley Man's always on point.

  58. WeeBigTristan


    2 dagen geleden

    You should revisit voting systems and talk about more systems

  59. David Baptiste

    David Baptiste

    2 dagen geleden

    Why does this feel like some polosi propaganda?

    • nieooj gotoy

      nieooj gotoy

      2 dagen geleden

      This is what kamala is going to do to biden

  60. Rave.n Jyro Felix

    Rave.n Jyro Felix

    2 dagen geleden

    This video is basically: Assistant Manager vs. Assistant TO the Manager

  61. zoompt 1975

    zoompt 1975

    2 dagen geleden

    Wouldn't be better to have a military Junta instead?

  62. macroevolve


    2 dagen geleden

    So, theoretically my dead uncle could eventually become President?

  63. artistwithouttalent


    2 dagen geleden

    4:16 Interesting fact: it was Wilson's wife who told everyone this and until Woodrow went on publicity tours drumming up support for the League of Nations, hardly anybody knew if he was actually capable of performing the duties of president or indeed _still alive._ His advisors would tell Edith what was going down and she would decide what he needed to be kept abreast of and what could be delegated. Because of this, some historians argue that America's first female president was Edith Wilson.

  64. Bryan Cheong

    Bryan Cheong

    2 dagen geleden

    Too complicated. Go back to monarchy. Easier succession plans.

  65. joltman81


    2 dagen geleden

    I love the Laura Roslin shout out at the end!

  66. micaelsilva


    2 dagen geleden

    CGP really likes the “baker's dozen" concept

  67. Boo Bah

    Boo Bah

    2 dagen geleden

    Probably mentioned somewhere in the 7200 comments before me, _but..._ The Department of War wasn't _renamed_ Defense, it was _replaced_ by Defense. Which is why the Secretary of Defense is pretty low in the succession.

  68. mike force

    mike force

    2 dagen geleden

    the job is not deadly at all. it is simply that we tend to vote for pretty old people for POTUS, in the hopes they have a lifetime of wisdom. old people die.

  69. Weatherwax usefull hints

    Weatherwax usefull hints

    2 dagen geleden

    Is this your official endorsement of Biden?

  70. Weatherwax usefull hints

    Weatherwax usefull hints

    2 dagen geleden

    So you think Biden will win

  71. Mads K Andersen

    Mads K Andersen

    3 dagen geleden

    This is the 3th time this was played to me by autoplay 4th time now

  72. Thomas Kinkade

    Thomas Kinkade

    3 dagen geleden

    Death looks so friendly!

  73. dávid szilágyi

    dávid szilágyi

    3 dagen geleden

    CGP Grey:Changing people's life's since 2011

  74. s1ubbe


    3 dagen geleden

    This is what kamala is going to do to biden

  75. Droman Kass

    Droman Kass

    3 dagen geleden

    After the VP became the 10th President, he didn't bother to appoint a new VP, and served out the rest of the term with that spot left vacant.

  76. sicher nicht

    sicher nicht

    3 dagen geleden

    Isn't technically a SCOTUS appointment the most deadliest jobs in America, since they have a pretty near 100% death rate while in office? 🤔

  77. Hariom Patidar

    Hariom Patidar

    3 dagen geleden

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  78. Andrej Nawoj

    Andrej Nawoj

    3 dagen geleden

    9:30 Hitchcock reference?

  79. David Taylor

    David Taylor

    3 dagen geleden

    I suppose the most practical solution to the "bumping" problem would be to make the first order of business to nominate a new VP.

  80. flipity flop

    flipity flop

    3 dagen geleden

    baby 'merica is cute

  81. Hiedi101


    3 dagen geleden

    These videos are making me realize how much of a mess the government is and it’s concerning

  82. DerpyPenguin


    3 dagen geleden

    colonial 1!

  83. Dado DTK

    Dado DTK

    3 dagen geleden

    Awesome video

  84. annag cocl

    annag cocl

    3 dagen geleden

    2:30 Looks at Russia "So, don't get any ideas." Looks at Acting President/VP "Also, don't YOU get any ideas. I'm still the President." XD That animation was perfect.

  85. ghassan M

    ghassan M

    3 dagen geleden

    Putin would be emperor

  86. QSFrost


    3 dagen geleden

    i appreciate how the "roll a seven" is a catan reference

    • annag cocl

      annag cocl

      3 dagen geleden

      Why does the Dpt of Veteran's Affairs has a metal pegleg? 🤔

  87. sam


    3 dagen geleden

    vp to the advisors: "president sus"

  88. Mariem Diay

    Mariem Diay

    3 dagen geleden

    They should just make the military number 5

  89. San Samman

    San Samman

    3 dagen geleden

    There is no way 10 government people die at once right guys? I mean it must be impossible there no way something like that happens in 2020 of all years right?

    • Michael Wilkinson

      Michael Wilkinson

      3 dagen geleden

      There's a reason why all of the backup candidates are not allowed to be on the same place at the same time at once.

  90. hi there

    hi there

    3 dagen geleden

    wait,wait wait what happens if they all roll a 7

  91. Maddox Lewis

    Maddox Lewis

    3 dagen geleden

    The 28th amendment should be Section 1 "if anyone below the Secretary of State in the order of succession becomes acting president, he or she can appoint new acting Secretaries and a new acting Vice President while still remaining the Acting President. He/she also remains acting president when congress elects a new President Pro Tempore or Speaker of the House. After the original president's original term is up he/she gives up the powers and duties of the president to the new duly elected official and they take their original secretarial job back from the acting secretary." Section 2 "Congress will after 1 week of the acting president appointing an acting Vice and an acting secretary or secretaries vote on them. They become the acting official if a majority of both houses agree on it. Congress can pass laws regarding hearings. Hearings can be made before the 1 week period." Section 3 "The order of succession will be revised to put the Secretary of the Homeland Security below the Attorney General."

  92. Tom Hubbard

    Tom Hubbard

    3 dagen geleden

    Nice Battlestar reference btw.

  93. Kamataros


    3 dagen geleden

    uhm.. wtf USA?

  94. Mike Gao

    Mike Gao

    3 dagen geleden

    What about the President's spouse?

    • Michael Abbott

      Michael Abbott

      3 dagen geleden

      They had an empty title that no longer holds any value. They were never elected or chosen for any position of power so they would be a regular citizen

  95. Trip Hoffman

    Trip Hoffman

    4 dagen geleden

    Hey Grey! It’s not related to the video, but in STL, we have Proposition D on the ballot, which, if passed, will essentially change STL’s voting system to instant runoff

  96. Lord Alzorn

    Lord Alzorn

    4 dagen geleden

    Fun fact: if Joe wins, the VP's light coup is the plan Kamala Harris will enact in order to kick Joe out

  97. Max The Character

    Max The Character

    4 dagen geleden

    This reminds me of an end of the world movie. I think it was a zombie movie. But basically this chain of command is brought up, and guess what? Nearly every chain of command (president, vice president, the speaker, etc) have been taken by the virus. So a secretary (I think education or something) became the new president. If you have seen that movie, you can sense the despair in the air. The fact that the ladder ACTUALLY climbed all the way down to make that person president really brought concern to the people on Air Force One who survived. And it wasn't like they could go through any ceremony or an official swear-in. I think it was more like "hey, you survived. Congrats, you are the president despite the fact you were never prepared for this job, nor did you even want the job at all. But because everyone before you is dead, and probably those lower than you are dead too, now you are the president. But we're not gonna have any of those swear-in ceremony, so just take the office and the duties and uhhh...try not to die too. We think you are the last one." Edit: If you are familiar with this movie, please let me know.

    • Michael Wilkinson

      Michael Wilkinson

      3 dagen geleden

      Battlestar Galactica?

  98. Trip Hoffman

    Trip Hoffman

    4 dagen geleden

    Roughly 3:05 I want a show about this The president is clinically insane, but he still has the support of the people, so the Vice President, cabinet, and congress must band together to stop the country from going into chaos, all while the people are complaining from the inside and the ever-present threat of conflict with Iran/Russia/China/North Korea(take your pick) looms menacingly

  99. Timo Paduraru

    Timo Paduraru

    4 dagen geleden

    Can we add a new amendment banning clapping from the state of the union?

  100. Jason DIAZ

    Jason DIAZ

    4 dagen geleden

    The War Department is not the Department of Defense. The War Department was the Agency that managed the Army and later after 1906 the Militia and even later the National Guard. The Navy Department managed the Navy and the Marine Corp. The Department of the Army replaced the War Department.