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First Hundred Days

(from Good Magazine via Matthew Yglesias)

I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile, but never got around to it. Click through on the image above to see it at a readable size. It is a rundown of the events that occurred in the first 100 days of each Presidency since FDR.

Some abbreviated highlights:

  • FDR: Emergency banking and stimulus legislation
  • Truman: VE Day ends the European part of WWII, Signs the UN Charter
  • Eisenhower: Not much
  • JFK: Starts the Peace Corp, Bay of Pigs Invasion
  • Johnson: Not much
  • Nixon: Starts secretly bombing Cambodia
  • Ford: Pardons Nixon
  • Carter: Not Much
  • Reagan: Gets shot
  • GHW Bush: Not much
  • Clinton: Kills a bunch of Branch Davidians at Waco
  • GW Bush: Not much

Looks like “not much” is a decent possibility. We’ll see how Obama does.

2 comments to First Hundred Days

  • ivanbou

    Ike, did stop wage controls which was huge at the time, adn Reagan’s budget proposal at the time was considered a huge shift from the status quo. But other than that, yes, only Rooselvelt did a lot in hist fist 100 days.

  • Abulsme

    Hey, Truman beat Hitler!

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