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Al Gore

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45th Vice President of the United States

In officeJanuary 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001

President

Bill Clinton

Preceded by

Dan Quayle

Succeeded by

Dick Cheney

United States Senator from Tennessee

In officeJanuary 3, 1985 – January 2, 1993

Preceded by

Howard Baker

Succeeded by

Harlan Mathews

Member of theU.S. House of Representativesfrom Tennessee 's6thdistrict

In officeJanuary 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985

Preceded by

Robin Beard

Succeeded by

Bart Gordon

Member of theU.S. House of Representativesfrom Tennessee 's4thdistrict

In officeJanuary 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983

Preceded by

Joe L. Evins

Succeeded by

Jim Cooper

Personal details

Born

Albert Arnold Gore Jr.
March 31, 1948 Washington, D.C., U.S.

Political party

Democratic

Spouse

Tipper Aitcheson ( m.  1970; sep.  2010)

Children

4, Karenna, Kristin

Parents

Albert Gore Sr.Pauline LaFon

Education

Harvard UniversityVanderbilt University

Civilian awards

Nobel Peace Prize

Signature

Website

Official website

Military service

Allegiance

  United States

Branch/service

  United States Army

Years of service

1969–1971

Rank

Army-USA-OR-02.svgPrivate

Unit

20th Engineer Brigade

Battles/wars

Vietnam War

Military awards

National Defense Service Medal

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in 1992, and the pair was re-elected in 1996. Near the end of Clinton's second term, Gore was selected as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but lost the election in a very close race after a Florida recount. After his term as vice-president ended in 2001, Gore remained prominent as an author and environmental activist, whose work in climate change activism earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Gore was an elected official for 24 years. He was a representative from Tennessee and from 1985 to 1993 served as one of the state's senators. He served as vice president during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001. The 2000 presidential election was one of the closest presidential races in history. Gore won the popular vote, but after a controversial election dispute over a Florida recount , he lost the election to Republican opponent George W. Bush in the Electoral College.

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America's political system has evolved over the last 50 years in ways that have enhanced the power of business lobbies. - Al Gore

America's political system has evolved over the last 50 years in ways that have enhanced the power of business lobbies.

Al Gore

business
Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally. - Al Gore

Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally.

Al Gore

car
As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions. - Al Gore

As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.

Al Gore

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As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change. - Al Gore

As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.

Al Gore

money future change
A zebra does not change its spots. - Al Gore

A zebra does not change its spots.

Al Gore

change
I think it's harder for people than it should be. But as more and more of us become carbon neutral and change the patterns in our lives to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem, we are now beginning to see the changes in policy that are needed. - Al Gore

I think it's harder for people than it should be. But as more and more of us become carbon neutral and change the patterns in our lives to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem, we are now beginning to see the changes in policy that are needed.

Al Gore

change
The Bush-Cheney administration had betrayed some basic American values. So there was hunger for change. - Al Gore

The Bush-Cheney administration had betrayed some basic American values. So there was hunger for change.

Al Gore

change
I do genuinely believe that the political system is not linear. When it reaches a tipping point fashioned by a critical mass of opinion, the slow pace of change we're used to will no longer be the norm. I see a lot of signs every day that we're moving closer and closer to that tipping point. - Al Gore

I do genuinely believe that the political system is not linear. When it reaches a tipping point fashioned by a critical mass of opinion, the slow pace of change we're used to will no longer be the norm. I see a lot of signs every day that we're moving closer and closer to that tipping point.

Al Gore

change
While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward. - Al Gore

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.

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truth strength courage
I pledge to you today that as president, in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase in special education ever. - Al Gore

I pledge to you today that as president, in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase in special education ever.

Al Gore

education
I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy. - Al Gore

I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.

Al Gore

environmental
Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination. - Al Gore

Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination.

Al Gore

imagination environmental
I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system. - Al Gore

I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.

Al Gore

environmental
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. - Al Gore

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.

Al Gore

failure
I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts. - Al Gore

I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts.

Al Gore

faith
The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder. - Al Gore

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.

Al Gore

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