When President Biden took office, he was greeted by a host of challenges similar in scale and complexity to what FDR and LBJ both faced: a raging pandemic, an economy still reeling and the national mood dominated by grievances.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President as his wife Dr. Jill Biden looks on during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)