Joseph Biden was a career politician who served as a senator from Delaware and vice president under Barack Obama, before his election as president in 2020. Biden experienced great personal tragedy when, in 1972, his wife and daughter were killed in an auto accident and again when his son Beau died of cancer in 2015. He was a centrist Democrat and had a good rapport with Congress. Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his vice president, making her the first woman, and the first woman of color, to hold that office. Biden was elected with the theme of bringing a divided country together, combating the Coronavirus pandemic, and improving relations with America’s historic allies. Reversing the pattern of isolationism he inherited from the previous administration.
There are three separate branches of government in the United States; the legislative, executive, and judicial. The president is the head of the executive branch, the elected head of state, and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. The executive branch is responsible for executing and enforcing federal law and appointing heads of all executive agencies and federal commissions. The president is responsible for promoting diplomacy with other nations, issuing executive orders, and signing pardons and international treaties. When legislation is passed in Congress, the president has the power to sign or veto bills. The Constitution states that the president must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S., at least 35 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years. Elections are held every four years and the president is limited to two, four-year terms.
The Joseph Biden biographical history mug is part of our Presidential series. The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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