The whole world has paid undivided attention to the electioneering exercise of the great powerhouse and epitome of modern civilization and democracy, The United States of America (USA).
The highlight of the whole process is how Americans decide to vote out the vivacious and eccentric President Donald Trump and give the leadership of the country to calm and gentle Joe Biden, the Democrat.
Trump issued stern warnings and uttered verbal threats time without number when he realized the votes were not going in his favour. His confidence dwindled, his ego took a nosedive and apparently, he came to the realization that he might be living a fool’s paradise.
Joe Biden, on the other hand, had heaved a sigh of relief, high-fived his vice-president-elect Kamala Harriss and patted his campaign apparatus on the back for working their backs off to secure him the opportunity of winning such a fiercely contested election.
These Are 21 Things You Probably Do Not Know About Joe Biden, America’s New President
- Joe Biden was born Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. on November 20, 1942
- He is an American politician who previously served as the 47th vice president of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017.
- Joe is a member of the Democratic Party and served as the United States Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.
- He was the Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 election, running against the incumbent, Donald Trump.
- Raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and New Castle County, Delaware, Biden studied at the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from Syracuse University in 1968.
- He was elected a New Castle County Councillor in 1970 and became the sixth-youngest senator in American history when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Delaware in 1972.
- Biden was a longtime member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and eventually its chairman.
- He opposed the Gulf War in 1991 but supported expanding the NATO alliance into Eastern Europe and its intervention in the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s.
- He supported the resolution authorizing the Iraq War in 2002 but opposed the surge of U.S. troops in 2007. He also chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995.
- Biden was re-elected to the Senate six times and was the fourth-most senior senator.
- He resigned to serve as Barack Obama’s vice president after they won the 2008 presidential election; Obama and Biden were reelected in 2012.
- As vice president, Biden oversaw infrastructure spending in 2009 to counteract the Great Recession.
- His negotiations with congressional Republicans helped pass legislation including the 2010 Tax Relief Act, which resolved a taxation deadlock; the Budget Control Act of 2011.
- He also led efforts to pass the United States–Russia New START treaty, supported military intervention in Libya, and helped formulate U.S. policy toward Iraq through the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011.
- In January 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction.
- In April 2019, Biden announced his candidacy in the 2020 presidential election, and he reached the delegate threshold needed to secure the Democratic nomination in June 2020.
- On August 11, he announced U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate.
- On November 7, 2020, four days after election day, Biden was declared as the 46th president-elect after winning Pennsylvania, defeating Trump in a close race.
- Biden won the most votes in United States election history, earning over 74 million votes; the most by any US presidential candidate ever.
- in effect, Kamala Harris becomes the first female vice president of America. First black woman and of Asian descent to chalk that feat.
- Joe Biden, at 77 becomes the oldest president-elect of the United States of America.