“We will press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and possibility.” said President Joseph Biden, “Much to repair. Much to restore. Much to heal. Much to build. And much to gain.” President Biden took office on Jan. 20, 2021, with a full agenda for his first 100 days in office. With the weight of the country on his shoulders, what will President Biden do to repair, restore, heal and build in the United States?
Biden began his first day in office with a myriad of plans to implement. These included an assembly of a COVID-19 task force, immediate COVID-19 legislation, a vaccine distribution plan and keeping Dr. Anthony Fauci as a close advisor.
He also has plans for the economy and environment, which include reversing the Trump administration’s corporate tax cuts and making the U.S. the international leader in climate change. Immigration policies are also prioritized on President Biden’s list, including aiding child immigrants and fixing family separation issues. Throughout the rest of his first 100 days, President Biden also plans to increase police reform, plan a global Summit for Democracy, and repair U.S. alliances.
“As president, I would strive for the same sense of unity President Biden has been proclaiming since he ran for the nomination,” said United States history teacher Mr. Eric Levin, “The only way our country will find solutions to some of our most severe problems is by listening to others with different opinions, empathizing with their situation, trusting the truth and compromising when needed.”
“If I was president, I would work to bring others together,” said freshman Ava Salatino, “One way I would do this is by creating more jobs for people.”
President Biden will have a very busy agenda in his first months of his first term, and politics remains essential to the knowledge of all Americans. From high schoolers to the elderly, government affects all lives.