To some of us (particularly those who were passionate undergrad political science students in 2000) it seems like just yesterday Bush v. Gore was decided. It’s now been ten years ago the 2000 Presidential Election was decided in favor of George Bush. CBS News has a short video recapping the story. Watch the video below.If you show the CBS News video to your students, you may also want to show Common Craft’s Electing a US President in Plain English.
The case of Bush v. Gore should be included in any high school Civics discussion about the Electoral College. After watching the videos about and reading about Bush v. Gore have students compare and contrast the circumstances and resolution of that case with the 1876 Presidential Election featuring Tilden v. Hayes.