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Trump’s 2017 Year in Review

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President Trump takes the Oath of Office accompanied by his family

President Trump takes the Oath of Office accompanied by his family

President Trump takes the Oath of Office accompanied by his family

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With 2017 coming to a close, President Trump has completed his first year in office and our country has seen him fulfill campaign promises, but we have also seen him spark controversies.

Officially starting on January 20, Trump began his four-year term, and in the past 11 months he has signed over 50 executive orders, but some specific orders stand out. These include campaign fulfillment such as his tax plan and business regulation plans, minority population bans against muslims and transgender individuals, and North Korean ties.

Here is a condensed timeline of Trump’s 2017 year in review:

Taking the Oath of Office – January 20

Starting from the very beginning, Donald Trump swore to put America first and officially began his presidential term. Trump also left a memorable tweet on his first day in office, “January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”

Muslim Entry Travel Ban(s) – January 27

Beginning on the 27th, Trump signed the executive order to ban the entry of citizens from predominantly Muslim countries including Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days. In addition to this was a 120 day ban on all refugees. Starting the next day, people against the ban started nationwide protests. The travel ban was eventually blocked and followed by a lawsuit which was delayed and eventually denied by federal judge, James Robart.

Business Regulations – July 20

Image result for trump signing business regulation orderTrump signing the business regulation order

On July 20, Trump put a business regulation into effect in an attempt to control the small business burden. The act was explained as a two-out, one-in, meaning that a new government-proposed regulation can only be accepted if two old regulations are dumped. The executive order seemed to be secure and was generally accepted as a success.

 Transgender Military Ban – August 25

Trump signed an order reinstating a law that prevented transgender individuals from being accepted into the military. Nearly every federal judge who voted on the order was against it. The act clearly did not go through, but the ban is still a very important part of Trump’s first year because of the national protests and awareness it caused.

New North Korean Sanctions – September 21

On September 21st, Trump ordered new economic sanctions affecting any companies connected with North Korea. Trump made this possible by expanding the U.S. Treasury Department through the signing of an executive order. Trump had the expectation that they would target companies or groups that facilitate trade with North Korea.

Republican Tax Plan – December 20

The republican tax plan was proposed during his 2016 presidential campaign, but Wednesday the 20th marks the date that the House of Representatives and the Senate officially voted in favor of the plan. The basic idea of the new tax plan states that the number of tax brackets would be cut from seven to three, meaning that it will be easier to identify which bracket you fall under based on your annual income. The wealthiest bracket would see a 4.6% tax cut and the lowest bracket would see a 2% tax increase with the chance that the poorest will not have to pay any income tax. The plan intends to simplify the very complex American tax system.

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