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The First 100

Matt Cowley about over 5 years ago

Here's an interesting visualization of the first 100 days of recent presidential administrations, from Good Magazine.

“I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people,” Franklin D. Roosevelt told supporters in 1932 while accepting the presidential nomination. When he took office the following year, he spent his first 100 days enacting a dizzying number of reforms designed to stabilize an economically depressed nation. Since then, a president’s first 100 days have been an indicator of what he is able to accomplish. In January 2009, the clock starts again. link

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fact correction

This link will tell you that John Kennedy was the youngest American president. He was not. He was the youngest *elected* president (he was 43). The youngest man to attain the office was vice-president Theodore Roosevelt, who succeeded William McKinley upon the latter's assassination in 1901; Roosevelt was 42.