Exploration of Our Presidents’ First 100 Days in Office

Posted to Infographics  |  Nathan Yau

GOOD Magazine and Atley Kasky collaborate to explore U.S. Presidents' first 100 days in office.

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.

For each President, going back to FDR, a line represents his first 100 days in office. Each circle corresponds to a significant event. The profiles underneath the timelines start with a notable quote from the President's inauguration speech (except Truman and Johnson, who were sworn in after the death of Roosevelt and Kennedy, respectively) followed by events marked with cute, little icons that show what type of event it was. The % of popular vote, days in office, and political inheritance are there too.

Yeah, it's a crud load of information (presented quite nicely). I hope you have a big monitor.

[Thanks, @hungryclone]

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