US History/Biden

Joseph "Joe" Biden taking the oath of office in 2021.

Early PresidencyEdit

On January 20th, 2020 Joseph Biden was sworn in as President of the United States of America.[1] President Biden inherited a nation in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic still raged on, where over 400,000 American lives had already been lost before he took office.[2] President Biden also inherited an economy that had lost over 3 million jobs since President Trump had taken office in 2017.[3]


The Biden Administration saw the first African American to serve as Defense Secretary.[4]

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued, so did hate speech and attacks on Asian Americans,[5][6][7] and leading the White House to issue a memorandum condemning such acts on January 26th, 2021.[8] The vaccine rollout that began under the Trump administration continued into 2021.[9]

On February 12th, 2021, Biden halted further construction of the southern border wall.[10][11]

Following the second impeachment of President Trump by the House on January 13th, 2021,[12] the Senate continued the trial on February 9th, 2021.[13] Despite a bipartisan 57-43 vote in favor of convicting former President Trump, as a 2/3 majority was not reached Trump was acquitted for a second time by the Senate on February 13th, 2021.[14][15]

A winter storm created an emergency in Texas in February 2021, as infrastructure buckled under the storm.[16]

On June 17th, 2021 legislation was signed which made Juneteenth a federal holiday.[17][18]

Technology and ScienceEdit

2021 saw the first Science advisor to be appointed to the cabinet level, which was in addition to a number of appointments of notable scientists to leadership positions.[19][20][21]

On February 18th, 2021 the Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars.[22][23]


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  3. Colarossi, Natalie (19 January 2021). "Trump leaving office with 3M less jobs than when he entered, worst record since Depression" (in en). Newsweek. 
  4. "Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Defense Secretary, Becomes 1st Black Pentagon Chief" (in en). 
  5. Cowan, Jill (12 February 2021). "A Tense Lunar New Year for the Bay Area After Attacks on Asian-Americans". The New York Times. 
  6. Lazo, Alejandro (12 February 2021). "Violence Against Asian-Americans Raises Concern in Bay Area". Wall Street Journal. 
  7. "Anger And Fear As Asian American Seniors Targeted In Bay Area Attacks" (in en). 
  8. "Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States". 26 January 2021. 
  9. LaFraniere, Sharon (2021-03-10). "Biden Got the Vaccine Rollout Humming, With Trump’s Help". The New York Times. 
  10. "Mexican president hails Biden's border wall freeze" (in en). Reuters. 12 February 2021. 
  11. "President Biden cancels funding for Trump border wall". BBC News. 11 February 2021. 
  12. "Donald Trump Impeached a Second Time in Historic House Vote". Time. 
  13. "Stanford’s David Sklansky on the Second Impeachment of Donald J. Trump" (in en). 
  14. Fandos, Nicholas; Cochrane, Emily (13 February 2021). "7 Senate Republicans vote ‘guilty,’ the most bipartisan margin in favor of conviction in history.". The New York Times. 
  15. Hughes, Siobhan; Ballhaus, Rebecca (13 February 2021). "Senate Votes to Acquit Trump in Impeachment Trial". Wall Street Journal. 
  16. "Texas weather: ‘We’re on day three of no power'". BBC News. 
  17. Karni, Annie; Broadwater, Luke (2021-06-17). "Biden Signs Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday". The New York Times. 
  18. "Juneteenth: What is the newest US holiday and how is it celebrated?". BBC News. 2021-06-17. 
  19. "Biden has assembled a stellar science team — now they must pull together" (in en). Nature 590 (7844): 7–8. 3 February 2021. doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00184-y. Retrieved 19 February 2021. 
  20. "Biden Names Science Team, Appoints Science Advisor to Cabinet" (in en). 20 January 2021. 
  21. Zimmer, Carl (16 January 2021). "Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet". The New York Times. 
  22. Chang, Kenneth (18 February 2021). "NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life". The New York Times. 
  23. "Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover" (in en).