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As Biden Prepares To Take Office, FDR's Presidential Transition Offers Lessons

President-elect Biden is looking to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's transition to the presidency for inspiration as he and his team prepare to tackle a nation in the middle of numerous crises.
Portrait of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) sitting behind the wheel of his car outside his home in Hyde Park, New York in the mid 1930s. Source: Getty Images

When President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation Monday evening, he said the word "democracy" nine times. He accused President Trump of "an unprecedented assault on our democracy," declared that "democracy prevailed" and in his final words said: "May God protect our troops and all those who stand watch over our democracy."

The speech came after the Electoral College confirmed his election victory, a result unchanged by weeks of court challenges. It also pointed

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