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Joe Biden: Calm and Steady In a Turbulent Time

November 10, 20235 min read

Joe Biden became President of the United States on January 20, 2021. He's been a part of American politics for many years, and his presidency has already seen some big changes and challenges. Let's learn about President Biden and what he has done in his time as our leader.

Joe Biden became President of the United States on January 20, 2021. He's been a part of American politics for many years, and his presidency has already seen some big changes and challenges. Let's learn about President Biden and what he has done in his time as our leader.

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a small town known for its early railroad and coal mining. He grew up in a working-class family. As a young boy, he faced some challenges, like stuttering, a speech problem. But he worked hard to overcome it and become a good speaker.

In his early years, Biden studied and went to law school. He became a lawyer and then a senator, which is a person who helps make laws in the U.S. Congress. He represented the state of Delaware for many years.

Biden's Road to the Presidency

Joe Biden's journey to becoming the President started with his first try in 1988, but he didn't get very far. However, he didn't give up. He tried again in 2008, and even though he didn't win the Democratic nomination, he became the Vice President under President Barack Obama.

In 2020, Joe Biden ran for President once more. He promised to bring the country together, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and to address important issues like climate change and racial equality. Many people liked his calm and steady approach, and he won the election.

Biden's Presidency

Joe Biden's time as President has been marked by several important actions and challenges. Since he is still the President at the time of this writing, he is still working on some projects.

1. COVID-19 Pandemic:

One of the biggest challenges when Biden became President was the COVID-19 pandemic. He and his team worked hard in 2020 to get vaccines to people and encouraged everyone to wear masks and practice social distancing to stay safe.

2. Climate Change:

Biden believes that climate change is a big problem, and he has taken steps to address it. He rejoined the Paris Agreement, an international treaty to combat climate change. He has also proposed plans to invest in clean energy and create jobs.

3. Infrastructure:

Infrastructure means things like roads, bridges, and internet connections. President Biden has proposed a big plan to improve these things in the United States. He believes this will create jobs and make the country better.

4. Inclusiveness, Equality and Justice:

President Biden believes in inclusiveness, where everyone has the same opportunities. He has spoken about the importance of racial equality and justice. He's working to address issues like police reform and voting rights to make the country fairer for everyone.

5. Immigration:

Biden has made changes to the country's immigration policies. He wants to create a path to citizenship for people who came to the U.S. as children and help those seeking refuge.

6. International Relations:

Biden has also been busy with other countries. He's worked on improving relationships with allies and addressing issues like trade and national security.

Biden’s Legacy

President Biden often talks about the need for unity and healing in the United States. He wants people to come together, even if they have different opinions, to solve the country's problems. He believes in the power of kindness and respect for one another. His calm and steady approach has helped him lead the country during tough times.

He believes that people from different backgrounds and beliefs can come together for the greater good. He is determined to make the United States a better place for all its people.

In the future, President Biden's actions and decisions will continue to shape our country. It's important to stay informed and engaged in what's happening in the United States, so we can all be responsible citizens and contribute to a better future.

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