Imagine what can happen in 100 days. It's not uncommon for employers to have a 90-day probationary period for new employees. In this time, employers use it to judge the performance of employees. The presidency is no different. It was not until the 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office that the first 100 days in office were newsworthy. It was FDR that passed 76 laws in the first 100 days of his presidency; 13 of which were major laws. Since then, it has been a vital benchmark of effectiveness in our political world.