Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be closed until further notice. He was not physically strong, but his spirit was. Our moderator this evening is Ted Widmer, Director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, a former speechwriter to President Clinton, and an author of numerous books on the presidency and presidential oratory. We appreciate their giving back to us and the general pubic by participating in forums like these. So we have a lot of history to cover tonight. And I applaud the Kennedy Library for urging us to think broadly.
TRUMP'S FIRST 100 DAYS: Here's how they compare with Obama's, Bush's, and Clinton's
First Days Obama Presidency | JFK Library
Franklin D. Roosevelt got more done in his first days in office than any president before him or any since. He took office in the depths of the Great Depression, enacting a dizzying number of laws and signing executive orders to stabilize the economy with the New Deal. Roosevelt is the reason people focus on the first days. When presidents take office, they have the most political capital to enact their agenda.
The first days of Barack Obama's presidency began on January 20, , the day Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. The first days off a presidential term took on symbolic significance during Franklin D. Roosevelt 's first term in office, and the period is considered a benchmark to measure the early success of a president.