Top 5 Facts About You Might Don’t Know

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“This is America’s day, this is democracy’s day, the day of history and hope. Today we celebrate a triumph, not of a candidate, but of a cause. We have learned again that democracy is precious democracy is fragile. At this hour my friends, Democracy has prevailed.” (said by Biden after winning elections).

1- The Oldest President Of The United States:

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Biden was born on Nov. 20, 1942, thus he was 78 years old by the time he became the 46th president of the United States which made him the oldest president in American history. However, he was merely 29 years old when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, making him one of the youngest people to be elected to Congress.

2- Personal Life Had A Painful history

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His first wife namely Nelia died in a car crash while she went on Christmas shopping in 1972 along with his 1-year-old daughter, Naomi. However, their two other children, Beau and Hunter, survived the crash but were severely injured. He later met Jill on a blind date in 1975, whereby he interestingly asked her five times before she finally married him on June 17, 1977. His son Beau Biden, died due to brain cancer in 2015. He was 46 years old. 

3- Man Of Intense Will

He grew up with a stutter and was struggling with it for about till he was 20 years old but he himself overcome it and would recite the poems of famous poets such as Yeats and Emerson to work on his public speaking. Before winning the 2020 elections he campaigns almost two times before too in 1987 and 2008.

4- Work For Citizens And The Nation His lifeline

 He not only championed but also wrote the Violence Against Women Act in 1994, leading to a great decline in intimate partner violence, from 2.1 million victims in 1994 to 907,000 in 2010. which was the landmark legislation that helped change the culture around sexual assault and domestic violence. He was also drafted for service in the Vietnam War but was rejected in the medical due to asthma and also after winning the election he highlighted his cause to work against the modern plight of poor becoming poorer and vice versa rich being richer with the passing days. 

5- He Was A Vice-President

 As vice president to Obama, he played a major role in leading the USA out of the Great Recession in 2008 whereby he helped in passing the Affordable Care Act, assuring health coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions and also including 20 million who were previously uninsured. A spokeswoman for the former president Obama said he had relied on Biden’s “knowledge, insight, and judgment throughout both campaigns and the entire presidency”.  He is main of great intelligence which assured him the presidency which can be easily recognizable by the fact that during the hazardous pandemic he preferred virtual campaign, unlike his opponents who organized unmask rallies and even protests after his winning.


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