The first 100 days is a term that refers to the accomplishments and successes of a first-term United States President. The time frame is considered to be when the President has the greatest influence and power, and thus can “get things done.” The phrase was coined by former U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. At that time, FDR planned to put an end to the Great Depression, get Americans back to work, protect their savings and create prosperity, provide relief for the sick and elderly and get industry and agriculture back on their feet.
In 2009, President Barack Obama’s first 100 days included supporting an economic stimulus package, expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program, ensuring equal pay for women, reducing the influence of lobbyists, ordering the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp (though it remains open today) and lifting the ban on stem cell research.
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. His first 100 days will extend to April 29, 2017. What will his successes and accomplishments be? What are his goals for this time period? Given the controversial nature of his campaign, it’s hard to know for sure. But we are about to find out.
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