A flurry of festivities will set Washington, D.C. in motion this week as President Barack Obama is sworn in Monday for his second term in office.
With "Faith in America's Future" as the theme for the 2013 inauguration, the celebration will reflect the country's perseverance and unity, as well as commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome in 1863.
The inaugural address, parade, and a number of balls and galas that honor the president will have a certain priority of their own. But when the hoopla dies down, there's some serious work to be done.
Through the last year, our Patch Polls have focused on some of the major issues facing the country. This week, we want to know what you think should be the president's number one priority as he starts his second term.
After you take the poll, feel free to tell us some of your ideas for solving the country's problems in the comments section.