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Joe Biden Declares 'Democracy Has Prevailed' In First Speech As US President

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Joe Biden Declares 'Democracy Has Prevailed' In First Speech As US President

Joe Biden has promised to heal the United States of America after being sworn in as the 46th President.

The new leader declared 'democracy has prevailed' during his first speech in front of a small audience in Washington D.C.

Biden noted the past difficulties the US has had to overcome during its long history, including only recently with the Capitol riots. But he's optimistic the next four years will be enough time to bring everyone together.

"America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge," he said.

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"Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people, has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded. We've learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile, and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.

"It is now, on this hallowed ground, where just a few days ago, violence sought to shake the very Capitol's foundation, we come together as one nation, under God, indivisible, to carry out the peaceful transfer of power, as we have for more than two centuries.

"As we look ahead in our uniquely American way, restless, bold, optimistic, and set our sights on a nation we know we can be, and we must be."

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Biden promised to tackle white supremacy, domestic terrorism and political extremism during his time in the White House.

He said he will stop at nothing to ensure every American feels safe in their home country.

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"The rise of political extremism, of white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat to overcome these challenges, to restore the future of America requires so much more than words. It requires unity," he told America.

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He noted that it was better to do things together rather than carry on divided.

"Uniting to fight the foes we face. Anger, resentment and hatred, extremism, lawlessness, violence, disease, joblessness and hopelessness," he declared.

"With unity, we can do great things, important things. We can right wrongs. We can put people to work in good jobs. We can teach our children in safe schools. We can overcome the deadly virus.

"We can reward work and rebuild the middle class and make healthcare secure for all. We can deliver racial justice and we can make America once again the leading force for good in the world."

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Topics: joe biden, News, US News

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