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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