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Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to talk about the first one hundred days during a radio address on July 24, 1933. He reflected on the progress made during his first days in office, and the groundwork laid for the New Deal. Since then, the first one hundred days has become an important benchmark for measuring a new presidential administration. New presidents also use the first 100 days framework to highlight their priorities and demonstrate how they plan to move forward in their administration.
This guide has links to a number of U.S. Documents discussing the first 100 days of the presidency for numerous administrations—from Roosevelt to Biden.
Click the slider below to see a variety of presidential documents discussing the first 100 days of the presidency. Largely sourced from the Public Papers of the Presidents, the collection below includes transcripts of speeches, radio addresses, and other public communications from President Roosevelt through President Biden.
Click through the slider below to learn more about how Members of Congress have talked about the first 100 days. The documents below are sourced from the Congressional Record, the record of daily business for both the Senate and House of Representatives.