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The First 100 Days

Posted on: January 19th, 2017 by Bri DeRosa

shutterstock_420829792Tomorrow, January 20, 2017, a new President of the United States will be sworn into office.

Perhaps now more than at any other time in recent history, people all over the world are anxiously awaiting the first 100 days of the new administration. FDR’s first 100 days in office included an unprecedented sprint of action and policy change; since then, Americans have traditionally looked to the first 100 days of leadership by a new President to set the tone and pace of the administration’s governing practices. How the next 3 months shape up is sure to be a topic on everyone’s minds.

Talk about the first 100 days at your family dinner table with these conversation starters:

  • If you were given 100 days to solve a major problem in the world, what problem would you want to solve? What would you do first?
  • If you could add one thing to the incoming President’s list of things to do during his first 100 days, what would you add and why?
  • 100 days is about 3 months. What are some things you might want to accomplish in your own life within the next 3 months?
  • It’s often said that “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” What do you think that expression means? How does it apply to the Presidency?
  • When the President is sworn into office, he will take an oath — a series of promises he’ll make to the people of the United States. If you could write the Oath of Office, what would you include?
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