Biden’s Inauguration and Trump’s Impeachment

Political events took over the end of 2020 and left us with a new president and the impeachment of a former one. Former Vice President Joe Biden just recently went into office and became the United State’s new leader, as former President Donald Trump was impeached. 

Biden’s Inauguration:

The event took place in the United States Capitol on January 20th. Throughout the day, many household names came up and made the inauguration special to each family in the United States. First, the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and the Second Gentleman went to a church service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. Then, after arrival at the United States Capitol, the group participated in the swearing-in ceremony. Then, the President and Vice President-elect were sworn in and the President delivered an inaugural address. During this time, many celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Garth Brooks performed for the President. Then, the President and Vice-President reviewed the readiness of military troops in a pass in review. Then, the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and the Second Gentleman participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then they received a Presidential Escort to the White House. The President then signed executive orders and other presidential actions, such as stopping the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization, rejoining the Paris climate accord, and reversing the Trump administration’s restrictions on US entry for passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries. Then, the President swears in Day One Presidential Appointees in a virtual ceremony. Then, the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and the Second Gentleman attend the “Celebrating America” inaugural program, with performances from Demi Lovato and American citizens. To end off the inauguration, the President and First Lady appeared on the Blue Room Balcony, viewing Katy Perry’s performance.

Trump’s Impeachment:

“On January 6th, during the certification of the Presidential election, a mob stormed the Capitol building. Later, President Trump was accused of inciting the riot. On January 13th, the House of Representatives voted for his impeachment while the transition of power to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. continues” (The New York Times). The Capitol Riots, to put it shortly, were riots incited by a mob of Trump supporters attempting to reverse the 2020 election. The House of Representatives accused Trump of “high crimes and misdemeanors” because he told his supporters to “do whatever [they] can” to stop Biden from becoming the President, because he falsely claimed he won the election, and that he’d been putting actions to his words to try to overturn his loss. 


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