America decided that Democrat Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is our 46th president who won with the most votes cast for a president in our nation’s history — over 77 million votes. On November 7, president-elect Joe Biden addressed the country offering the people unity, and healing, despite President Trump not conceding.
“I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify,” Biden said. “I sought this office to restore the soul of America”
About five months ago, the streets of Washington, D.C., were filled with protesters and various types of smoke filling the air for the justice of George Floyd. Although, on November 7, the streets filled with Biden’s thousands of supporters flooded the streets in front of the White House hours before Biden gave his speech. Fireworks had first begun at about 8 p.m., with speakers blasting. It wasn’t just in Washington D.C. where supporters celebrated, but all over the country.
Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris of California also made history. She is the first woman, first African American, and the first person of South Asian descent to become our Vice President. The day networks announced Kamala Harris, supporters paid a visit to Susan B. Anthony grave, the leader of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, to mark the occasion. Some people placed their “I Voted” sticker on the woman’s tombstone.
“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” Kamala Harris said. ”Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”
Biden, who turns 78 on November 20, will be the oldest president of our nation. In January 2021, on inauguration day, Biden will face challenges no other president has faced yet. He will enter his presidency in the middle of a global pandemic — one of the worst public health emergencies and an economic slump that the nation hasn’t seen since the 1930s. An unequal justice system that still hasn’t resolved after all this time. Not to mention the climate is in jeopardy.
“I know he’ll do the job with the best interests of every American at heart, whether or not he had their vote,” Former President Barack Obama released a statement. ”I am going to ask all Americans to give Biden a chance by setting aside their political differences.”