Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make history

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrate receiving the Time Magazine Person of the Year award.

On Jan. 20, 2021, President elect Joe Biden was sworn into office alongside vice presidential candidate, Kamala Harris. This ceremony was not only a celebration of new beginnings but also a historical game changer.
Upon former President Donald Trump’s departure, he reminded America of the promises he made and kept during his term as the 45th elected United States president. Although his speech was brief, it was a reminder to America of what the past four years brought. In his speech, he bids farewell to those that supported him along his journey and wishes the new elected president and vice president, well.
“This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck – a very important word,” 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump said.
With the dawn of new beginnings, it is safe to say that change is among us. There have been 49 vice presidents appointed to office since 1789. However, 2021 is the year of change. On Jan. 20, 2021, history was made. She is not only noted as the first female vice president, but Kamala Harris is also recognized as being the first Black,
South Asian vice president in American history.
Aside from that, this is one of the only times a United States administration has been sworn into office during a pandemic. This was also the first year that inauguration attendance numbers were under 100,000 guests.
President Joe Biden has a number of issues he intends on addressing during his term as the 46th President of the United States. Issues such as climate change, foreign policy, COVID-19, health care and a number of other pressing matters. With all the pending changes, the first 100 days of his office term are the most important, as they essentially set the tone for the next four years.
Biden has stated in multiple COVID-19 inspired interviews that he plans to enforce masks for 100 days. Following his idea of 100 days of masks, Biden announced that he plans on ordering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots for Americans.
President Biden has also stated that he plans to rejoin the World Health Organization in order to put an end to the ongoing pandemic.
During his presidential campaigning process, Joe Biden discussed his methods for not only beating COVID-19 but for rebuilding America by working on economic recovery for those directly affected during the uprising of the pandemic. The Biden-Harris administration will ensure that any public health decisions will be informed by public health professionals. This is intended to restore the trust between the government and its citizens.
Biden also hopes to create millions of jobs while providing immediate relief to working families in need and offering affordable health care plans. On top of that, Biden is currently working on distributing stimulus checks to Americans in order to compensate for the time spent off of work due to COVID-19.
“The CARES Act provides $1,200 per person and $500 per child in cash relief for millions of working families,” the Biden administration campaign said (
President Joe Biden reflected on the past and restated his plans for the future.
Biden’s tax plan for the next four years is one of the most notable parts of his campaign. Biden’s plan states that wealthy Americans will be expected to pay higher taxes, there will be tax breaks implemented for ordinary Americans, $2000 stimulus checks will be distributed for Americans affected by the pandemic and healthcare will become more affordable for all Americans. Along side that, Biden plans on making tax changes in favor of senior citizens and those with disabilities. Issues including: climate change, affordable housing and corporate taxes will all be used to help Americans greatly affected by the pandemic.
“We’ll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities, much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build and much to gain,” Biden said.

During the inauguration, President Joe Biden reassures Americans what was up and coming for those directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aside from the political aspects of the ceremony, a few key artists performed at the inauguration including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Garth Brooks. A few of the key speakers included Senator Amy Klobuchar, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies chairman Roy Blunt, Leo J. O’Donovan III, Andrea Hall, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and many more. As well as a few common faces such as Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.

With all that 2020 brought and all that 2021 promises to bring, it is evident that change is near. The past four years have set the tone for the next four and history has been made.