When did the first 100 days become a benchmark? (cont.)
He began rolling out major programs as part of his ‘New Deal’ initiative which included passing 15 major bills designed to combat the effects of the Great Depression as well as 76 laws to help revive the economy through various public works projects within his first 100 days of office. FDR’s speed, resolve, and productivity in these first 100 days would not only make him extremely popular but would also become the standard by which all future presidents would be judged.
Previous presidents have had their fair share of trials and tribulations in their first 100 days, next we take a look at a few of the more impactful ones.