President Trump will reach his 100th day in office Saturday with more signed laws and executive orders than recent presidents. But early presidents have accomplished even more, like Franklin D. Roosevelt, who is largely responsible for setting the 100-day precedent when he signed 76 bills into law.
Some presidents — including Trump, Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy — have dismissed the 100-day expectation as arbitrary. But historians Ed Ayers (@edward_l_ayers) and Brian Balogh (@historyfellow) say the timeline can be a good indication of a president's priorities and relationship with Congress.
This segment aired on April 28, 2017.