Joe Biden Robinette Jr., popularly known as Joe Biden, is an American politician and president-elect of the United States of America, 2020. He is a visionary as he continued to achieve the goals that saw him become senator, vice president, and now the President-Elect of the United States of America. He was born on 20th November 1942 to Joseph Biden Sr. and Catherine Eugenia Finnegan, his parents, and raised in a middle-class family in Scranton Northeast of Pennsylvania.
He attended St. Paul’s Elementary School and St. Helena School. At 13 years old, his family moved to a middle-class community in Mayfield, Delaware, in 1955. While at school, some students bullied him because he struggled with stammering. Kids in school nicknamed him “Joe Impedimenta” and “Dash”. They mocked him until he worked through his speech. He rose above this challenge by memorizing poetry and long passages that he would recite in front of a mirror. None ever expected him to one day become the Vice President of the United States of America, let alone their President.
In 1961, Joe Biden graduated from Archmere Academy and attended the University of Delaware, where he studied history, political science and played football. While studying, Joe Biden worked as a cleaner to help his family raise money for his tuition. He picked interest in football, girls, and parties. Later on, he developed an interest in politics inspired by John F Kennedy’s inauguration during a spring break trip to the Bahamas.
In his junior year at Delaware, he met Neilia Hunter, who was his source of strength. She encouraged him to pursue his career further by applying to Syracuse University Law School, and they accepted him. In 1965, he graduated from the University of Delaware.
Joe Biden: His Love Life
Joe Biden married Neilia Hunter on 26th August 1966. In 1968, he graduated from Syracuse University Law School and moved to Wilmington, Delaware, to practice at a law firm and also became a member of the Democratic Party. In 1969, Joe Biden had his first son, Joseph Biden III. In the same year, 1970, when he got elected as a councilman in the New Castle County Council, his wife bore him his second son, Hunter Biden. In 1971, Joe Biden launched his law firm and was doubly blessed with a lovely daughter, Naomi Christina Biden. In 1972, at 29, he ran against the Republican incumbent, J. Caleb Boggs, for Senate of the United States, encouraged by the Delaware Democratic Party.
In the same year, Biden’s wife, Neilia Hunter, and their three children were involved in a car accident while shopping for a Christmas tree. His wife and daughter did not survive. The accident injured his two sons. Unfortunately, when his wife and daughter died in a car accident, it was a setback to Joe Biden’s career. Despite this, in that same year, Joe Biden became the first elected sixth-term senator from Delaware by the 47th President of the United States.
Later on, in 1975, Joe met Jill on a blind date his brother Frank had organized. On 17th June 1977, Joe married Jill. He secured the passage of arms limitation agreements between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1979. In 1981, Joe and Jill Biden had their first daughter, Ashley Blazer Biden.
The Genesis of His Political Career.
Joe Biden’s career shot up in 1986 when he became a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that blocked Jeff Sessions from becoming a federal judge. He introduced one of the first Senate’s climate change bills to fight global warming. In 1987, he stopped the nomination of Robert Bork, who had wanted to roll back advances in civil rights to the Supreme court. During the early 90s, Joe Biden oversaw the confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the second woman in the Supreme Court’s history and sponsored the original Violence Against Women Act. In 2005, Joe Biden called for America’s participation in the UN climate negotiations. Later in 2007, he co-sponsored proposed legislation to stop Greenhouse gas emissions.
Joe Biden’s political career took its toll when he was elected the 47th US vice president by President Barack Obama in 2008 and served up till 2017 because he was re-elected as vice president in 2012. As the Vice President, he successfully passed the Protect our children Act to address children’s exploitation. He also oversaw the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. While in office, he led a review of the federal employment and training programs. He even played a role in the 2016 presidential campaigns. In the same year, he helped launch the “Cancer Moonshot'” initiative to increase cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Joe Biden Runs for US Presidency
In 2017, Joe’s term as Vice President ended and Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction. Without delay, in 2019, Joe Biden announced his candidacy aspirations for the 2020 presidential elections. After securing the Democratic nomination, Joe announced Kamala Harris as his running mate. The Democrats nominated him as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
He finally became the 2020 President-elect of the United States of America. He elected Kamala Harris as his vice president, which makes her the first-ever female vice President of the United States.