Joe Biden ____ the 46th president of the United States on January 20. His inauguration ____ Donald Trump's term in a city that bears the scars of recent events. Instead of the cheering crowds that typically celebrate an inauguration, Washington, D.C., ____ on high alert. The ceremony ____ behind barbed wire while thousands of National Guard troops ____ over. Biden ____ the oath of office at the Capitol two weeks after it was stormed by a violent pro-Trump mob. On January 19, Trump ____ a farewell address video. In it, he ____ people to pray for the success of the incoming administration. Meanwhile, Biden ____ a farewell speech to supporters in his home city of Wilmington, Delaware. Afterward, he ____ to Washington. At 78 years old, Biden is the oldest president ever sworn in. His inaugural address ____ his campaign message, calling for healing and unity. He ____ what his incoming administration has described as four major problems, including economic trouble, the racist treatment of Black people, climate change, and the coronavirus pandemic. Historians have suggested that no president has faced such an uphill start since Franklin Roosevelt, who became president during the Great Depression.

2021 Inauguration - complete the paragraph




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