Research Papers on Al Gore
Al Gore (b. 1948) was the 45th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Bill Clinton. In 2000, he ran for President and was the winner of popular vote. However, a controversial Supreme Court decision awarded the election to George W. Bush. Since then, Al Gore has become an outspoken voice regarding the threat of climate change, largely through his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his environmental work.
- Albert Gore Jr. was born in Washington, D.C.
- Al Gore was the son of Tennessee congressman and Senator Al Gore.
- Gore attended Harvard University, where he majored in government.
- After his graduation in 1969, he enlisted in the Army, even though he personally opposed the Vietnam War.
- In 1971, he began working as a journalist and attended Vanderbilt law school, but left when he discovered that his father’s old congressional seat was about to become vacant.
From 1977 to 1985, Al Gore served in the House of Representative, and was elected to the Senate in 1985, serving until he became Vice President. In 1988 he unsuccessfully ran for President. In 1992, Clinton tapped Gore to be his running mate, and he became one of the most involved Vice Presidents in history. Al Gore has been a champion of environmental issues since 1976 and is the founder of the Alliance for Climate Protection.