The year 2021 was a special year for the United States, notably from the perspective of domestic politics.
The past year was no unlike no other as it marked the first quarter of President Joe Biden's tenure after four years of ups and downs in the Trump administration. The repercussions of stronger partisanship, from both chambers of the Congress to state and county levels, cast its shadow not only on the country's politics but the Americans' everyday livelihood during a time that the Covid-19 pandemic was raging on and the nation was in the process of getting accustomed to the new normal.
In this episode, we are aiming for a deep dive into the domestic politics of the United States in the year 2021. We will focus on several key issues, some of which have been covered less than they should be by the mainstream media. First of all, we will look at the status of immigration and how it panned out in the first year of the Biden administration.
We will try to analyze how the US media performed in gaining trust among the public. We will then focus on the Black Lives Matter movement in an effort to find out how the year passed for the African Americans and other people of color.
Next up will be the issue of economy and how it impacted the people's lives. After that, we will investigate the ups and downs of the pandemic and more specifically the issue of vaccine hesitancy.
The widening gap in US politics will come next and we will conclude with the impact of the country's defeat in Afghanistan after two decades and how it shaped the domestic politics in the country.