President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off Tuesday night in the first of three debates. 

The two candidates squared off at Case Western University in Cleveland. Fox News Host Chris Wallace moderated the debate and framed the discussion around six topics: the Supreme Court, coronavirus, the economy, race and violence, Trump's taxes and transfer of power. 

The debate was expected to be contentious and – to the extent that watching two white male Baby Boomers bicker with one another makes for compelling television – entertaining. Even with expectations of a fight, the debate was unlike any in recent American history.

Here are five key takeaways from Tuesday night’s presidential debate: