Access our Homework Help video on the landmark Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore and use our viewing guide below to follow along!
Overview: The 2000 presidential election was incredibly close–so close, in fact, that the final results came down to a few thousand votes. During vote recounts, important constitutional questions were raised regarding equal protection that the Supreme Court needed to address.
- Who were the two major candidates in the 2000 presidential election?
- Describe the Electoral College in your own words.
- What state did the election come down to?
- Why did Florida have to recount its votes? How many votes separated the two candidates after the recount?
- What did the Florida Supreme Court rule concerning recounted votes?
- What constitutional argument did Bush make to the U.S. Supreme Court?
- What constitutional argument did Gore make to the U.S. Supreme Court?
- What is a Per curiam decision?
- How many decisions did the Supreme Court make?
- Describe the Supreme Court’s decisions in your own words.
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Bush v. Gore | BRI’s Homework Help Series
Why was the presidential election of 2000 so controversial, and what constitutional questions were raised during the vote count? This Homework Help video explores these questions to help students understand the fundamental issues at hand in the case of Bush v. Gore.
Bush v. Gore (2000)
Case background and primary sources concerning the Supreme Court case of Bush v. Gore. Dealing with the 2000 election, this lesson asks students whether or not they think the United States Supreme Court correctly decided the case.