New era of Trump dawns

The Capitol Building is where Congress meets and where most Presidents have been sworn in. Since Ronald Reagan's inauguration, all following ones have been held on the western front of the building, whereas all prior ones have been held on the eastern front. Trump was sworn in at the western front of the Capitol on Jan. 20.

Emma North

The Capitol Building is where Congress meets and where most Presidents have been sworn in. Since Ronald Reagan's inauguration, all following ones have been held on the western front of the building, whereas all prior ones have been held on the eastern front. Trump was sworn in at the western front of the Capitol on Jan. 20.

The nation witnessed President-elect Donald Trump be sworn into the highest position of power on Jan.20.

His inaugural address was the capstone of his election platform. Though American citizens have suffered from the shift in power from the public to the elite, the focus on international issues, and the extreme polar ideologies that have divided us even further this past election season, he promised he will alleviate their worries and pain.

Trump first and foremost stated that his election equaled the transfer of power and wealth from the government elite to the ordinary citizens. “Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another,” Trump said, “but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.”

He lamented the difference between the desires of Americans (“great schools…safe neighborhoods…and good jobs) and the reality many Americans face (“trapped in poverty…rusted-out factories…an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves…students deprived of knowledge”) before he declared, “This American carnage stops right here and right now.”

Trump went on to say how America has fallen behind other nations because of our involvement overseas, so “from this moment on, it’s going to be American First.” He promised to “bring back our jobs….our borders…our wealth…and our dreams” through “two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.”  He said that while “we will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world”, we will “do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.”

Allegiance to America will unite us, Trump said, and “when America is united, America is totally unstoppable.” This “new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions,” he claimed, and he reminded us that “we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.”

Trump concluded with how “Together, We Will Make America Strong Again. We Will Make America Wealthy Again. We Will Make America Proud Again. We Will Make America Safe Again. And, Yes, together, We Will Make America Great Again.”