Albert Arnold Gore Jr served as the 43rd President of the United States from January 20, 2001, until January 20, 2009.
Al Gore defeated George W. Bush by the electoral vote of 291-246. Gore won the battleground state of Florida after a month stand over the voting results during the election.
Gore previously served as the 45th Vice President of the United States under his predecessor 42nd President Bill Clinton. Gore announced his candidacy to become the next President and Gore's decision to run came to mind after he realized Clinton's time was coming to a close and his almost removal from office. Gore decided to pick Joseph Isadore Lieberman a Senator from Connecticut. Gore's decision on picking Lieberman had to with the recent scandals of Bill Clinton. Gore wanted to separate himself from the rest of Clinton's administration and Clinton himself after his scandal with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Gore easily won the democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States. The Republican nomination was won by Texas Governor George W. Bush and his running mate former Secretary of Defense Richard (Dick) Cheney. Gore/Lieberman defeated Bush/Cheney on December 12th, 2000 after a month and 5 days of back and forth arguing on who won the state of Florida after Gore originally won Florida then it was removed and cast to Bush and later on in the evening Florida was put back into the too close to call column. Gore petitioned to have every vote counted in reach county of Florida and he was granted that by the United States Supreme Court who voted 5-4 in favor of Gore, after counting all the votes Gore won by a 2,230 vote margin making him the next President of the United States. He was the first President from Tennesse since Andrew Johnson.
On the 20th of January 2001, President-elect Al Gore was sworn in and succeeded former president Bill Clinton. Keeping the democrats control in the white house for another 4 years. During his Inauguration, Speech Gore said "Americans will experience Leadership for the next 8 years. Americans will see a healthier and cleaner America."
Gore was alerted on September 11th, 2001 that there was a terrorist attack against the United States and he put the country on Red Alert and issued a statement from the white house. He decided not to invade Iraq saving a number of American troops. Al Gore did not cut taxes of the wealthy that saved trillions of dollars for the wars in Afghanistan and eventually helped the stock market.
Gore successfully won the 2004 primaries after a close race with John Kerry. Vice President Lieberman decided not to seek reelection for the Vice Presidency. Gore accepted the Vice President's wishes and chose John Kerry as his running mate for the 2004 Presidential Election. Gore/Kerry won reelection over Dick Cheney/John McCain ticket defeating them 338-200 and flipping the states of Ohio, Tennesse, and Vermont and Arkansas that previously went republican in 2000. Gore eventually discussed environmental issues and the evacuation and recovery of Hurrican Katrina. In 2007 he won the Nobel Prize in the wake of An Inconvenient Truth a film that was created involving man-made climate change. In December 2007 it was announced Vice President John Kerry would not run for the 2008 presidential election. Kerry said, " I helped the president succeeded and make America safe and successful again and I feel nothing else can be done". Arizona senator John McCain won the U.S. presidential election over former first lady Hillary Clinton. McCain picked Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate while Clinton chose Virginia, senator Tim Kaine. McCain won 271-266 by ultimately taking the state of Florida that previously went blue the past 8 years.
On January 18th, 2009 Al Gore gave his final goodbye to his staff and the press by saying " the past 8 years was a successful one and I would like to thank everybody who helped make it successful. He went on to say Goodbye to my fellow cabinet members, Vice President Kerry and lastly to my fellow Americans I could have not done any of this without you." At noon on January 20th,2009 Al Gore left America on top and in the hands of the 44th president John McCain. Al Gore left for the presidential helicopter at 2:00 EST and went back to Tennesse where he is a key activist for Climate Change. When Gore left office he had an approval rating of 76% the highest of any president. In 2019 a poll from the Washington Post came out putting Al Gore 11th on the ranking of the Presidents of the United States.