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The First 100 Days: 'A Standard That Not Even Roosevelt Achieved'

The 100-days measure of a president is based on FDR's achievements in 1933. The problem for Trump is not that he's come up short of FDR, but that he's come up short of his own promises.

The idea of measuring an American president by the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office goes back to 1933 and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's dash to staunch a banking crisis and pull America out of the Great Depression.

In a July 24, 1933, fireside chat, he assessed the early months of his administration.

"I think that we all wanted the opportunity of a little quiet thought to examine and assimilate in a mental picture the crowding events of

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