Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FDR's First 100 Days

My three novels are set in the decade of the Great Depression. From 1933 and on into WW II Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was president of the United States. There is so much about Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the Internet that it boggles my mind! Apparently many of us are interested in that very fascinating man. Roosevelt pioneered the 100-day standard for gauging presidential effectiveness.

In the days of the Great Depression the people of our nation were praying and believing that FDR would be the new Teddy Roosevelt Rough Rider that would take them out of the deep problems the nation was facing.  Many cartoons from that era portray that belief. Here is a sample:

The first 100-day gauge has been applied to U.S. presidents ever since.

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