Al Gore was a congressman from Tennessee before being elected vice president in 1993 under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic nominee in the 2000 presidential election when Gore won the popular vote but lost in the contested Electoral College when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bush. Gore criticized President George W. Bush and Congress for the rush to war prior to the outbreak of hostilities in Iraq. Al Gore served in the Vietnam War even though he did not support that war. His college housemate, actor Tommy Lee Jones, recalls Gore saying, “If he found a fancy way of not going, someone else would have to go in this place.” Gore was the recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change, and his documentary An Inconvenient Truth won an Academy Award.
The House of Representatives and Senate comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Representatives, elected from congressional districts, are allocated to states based on population measured by the U.S. Census. The number of Representatives is set by law at 435. The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, which after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the president for consideration. The House has the power to initiate all bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.
Al Gore was a member of the U.S. House Representatives prior to his election as vice president. Many of the men who become president and vice president first served in Congress as members of the House of Representatives or in the U.S. Senate. A number of these individuals first served in their state government as governor, state senator or in their state House of Representatives.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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