The Four-Year Change


Matthew Wirtz, News Writer

At 9:00 a.m., January 20th, Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. Alongside, Kamala Harris will also be inaugurated. This historic moment will be taking place outside the U.S. Capitol. 

There is extra security around the capitol because of the recent riots at the capitol. The Capital was surrounded by 7 foot tall fences and armed guards. Nearby by parking garages and even public transportation such as buses and subway systems. 

The inauguration represents Trump handing over the power to Joe Biden. Trump is not going to be attending this event breaking a common tradition between presidents. Other ex presidents like George Bush and Barack Obama attended the inauguration.

Joe Biden, in his inauguration speech, addressed how he plans to create unity throughout the country. “Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation.”

The new president also had a message for the people who didn’t support him. “Hear me out as we move forward. Take a measure of me and my heart. And 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.”

Joe Biden started his presidency of signing 15 executive orders. Some of which included a mask mandate on federal property, rejoining the Paris climate agreement, and stopping funding and construction on the wall on the Mexican border.

This start represents a new change that will last the next four years.