Back when Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president of the United States, he made a great influence within the first 100 days of being in office. Not only was he able to create a foundation for the New Deal which included socioeconomic reforms for the country, but he was also able to design a framework that was to free the U.S. of the Great Depression. This trend of making a significant change in the country was followed by John F. Kennedy, and even Donald Trump.
As Joe Biden now steps into presidency, there are high expectations regarding what he would achieve within his first 100 days of office.
Many critics of Biden tend to argue that these are not his actual first 100 days in office, since he has already served as Barack Obama’s vice president in the past. However, now that he is actually in place as president, the first 100 days in office still hold many expectations amongst the general public.
At this point, it is important to note that Biden has been sworn into presidency at a time of global crises. With the COVID-19 pandemic still being a major threat for the population, the U.S. economy has also suffered great losses in the past year. Many people have lost their jobs, and the economy continues to cripple at the hands of a virus. Apart from that, many Americans still believe that Biden is not a true president of the United States – claiming that the elections had been rigged. More than anything else, it will remain a challenge for Biden to grain the trust of all Americans as he begins his first 100 days in office.
In terms of planning, Biden has already set forth a plan to take the country out of an ongoing economic and health crisis. In his early days as president, Joe Biden was quick to note that it might be impossible to recover from the economic burden if the COVID-19 virus continues to affect a majority of the population.
To prevent this damage from happening any further, he aims to vaccinate up to 100 million people within his first 100 days of presidency. This plan is being practically implemented through various vaccination centers across the U.S., as well as a significant increase in the production of the vaccine.
However, there are still many gaps to fill by the president himself. Vaccine distribution and administration numbers are yet to come forth, and the increasing distance in communication between the federal and local governments is only contributing to the problem.
While Biden relies on the Congress to receive additional funds for vaccine production and administration, there is still no news on whether the Senate is to support him or not.
Since the new president needs to achieve remarkable progress within the first 100 days, he has taken upon himself to create new policies via executive order. This included lifting Trump’s long-imposed travel ban for many Muslim countries across the world, as well as a ban on the transgender community being part of the U.S. military.
Notably, Biden has also already gotten the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Agreement and the World Health Organization – two projects that had been dismissed by former president Donald J. Trump.