Year in Review: Politics 2016


A picture of both the Republican and Democratic symbols. This symbolizes how much America has been through just in the year of 2016.

By: Misri Patel, Fall Reporter

In 2016, there were many events in the political world. The biggest event was President Barack Obama completing his eight years of Presidency for the United States of America.

On November 8, 2016, Donald John Trump was elected to serve this country for four years. 2016, was a big year in the political world from a election of a new president, to a new $100 bill. New senators were elected, new cabinet members were elected, and the party for the President changed.

After eight years of a democratic party, the house is now a Republican party. Trying to make changes to the U.S., President Donald Trump tries to force all the new changes into everyone. The Supreme Court of Justice now has new cabinet members.

President Donald Trump picks and chooses a whole new party including his new nice president. Some Americans are excited for this upcoming adjustment and others still protesting for a different President. Americans showed their own opinions throughout this whole election process. The year of 2017 will have an exciting start to it, as the new President Donald Trump gets inaugurated on January 20, 2017.

The Presidential Election was a big part of 2016, from state to state, Hillary Clinton and Donald trump competed against each other for a win. Presidential debates let the whole country see both sides, the Democratic and Republican.

Many bills and laws were also passed in the year of 2016. On December 16, 2016 Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity was passed. Also, in 2016 the White House lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage let the United States show more freedom to all the individuals living in the U.S.

Additionally, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services announces the Final Rule Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees. The new fees were enacted on December 23, 2016.    

In conclusion, 2016 had a lot of events in the political world. A lot has also changed in the year of 2016. So as the new year starts, let 2017 be great and new from all these changes.