On January 20th, history was made across the country. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were officially sworn in as the new leaders of the United States of America. They continued the tradition of a functional inauguration at the Capital building in Washington D.C. even without the former President Donald Trump.
For months President Biden have been mentioning his executive actions for the new administration. A few things that were on the top of his list are reversing the “Muslim Travel Ban” which was first initiated in 2017 by Donald Trump. President Biden also wants to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, cancel the Keystone Pipeline, support the 8-year Citizenship Path for immigrants, extend pause on student loan payments, and halt evictions for people that are being removed from their living places due to the pandemic and lack of income.
Additionally, when comes to the pandemic, President Biden wants to create a face mask mandate on all Federal Property and he is pushing to receive 100 Million vaccinations in 100 days. These are just a few of the actions Biden and Harris administration is looking forward to doing within these first few months in office.
After 45 Presidents and 48 Vice Presidents, America makes history by inducting Kamala Harris as the first Black and Asian American woman to ever be in one of the highest offices of the United States. Let alone making her the first Vice President that attended Howard University, an Historically Black College. Vice President Harris makes this country proud by being the first of many things.
Washington D.C. was not the only place political history was made. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock has also been sworn in as the first black Georgia Senator. Senator Warnock is a Georgia native that graduated from the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia and furthermore is the Reverend of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. church, Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Senator Warnock tweets:
“As I’m sworn in today, know that I will be a senator for all Georgians. Whether or not you voted for me, I’ll carry your hopes and concerns to Washington.”
Not only was Senator Warnock making the history books of Georgia, but Jon Ossoff becomes the first Jewish senator, and he shares a heartfelt message to Twitter as well:
“Today, as I was sworn in, I held in my jacket pocket copies of the ships’ manifests recorded at Ellis Island when my Great Grandfather Israel arrived in 1911 and my Great Grandmother Annie arrived in 1913.”
President Biden gave a genuine message to the people that voted for him and the ones who didn’t, “To all those who did not support us,” Biden said, “Let me say this: Hear me out as we move forward. Take a measure of me and my heart. If you still disagree, so be it. That’s democracy. That’s America. The right to dissent peaceably within the guardrails of our republic is perhaps our nation’s greatest strength. Yet hear me clearly: Disagreement must not lead to disunion.”