Franklin D. Roosevelt signed 76 bills into law during his first 100 days as president, a number no one has matched since. President Trump signed 28 during the same time frame, the third-highest total. (For Harry S. Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson, the first 100 days are defined as those at the start of the full terms to which they were elected, not when they originally assumed the presidency.)

Sources: Julia Azari, “A President's First 100 Days Really Do Matter,” FiveThirtyEight, Jan. 17, 2017,; Sonam Sheth, “Here's every law Trump has signed in his first 100 days,” Business Insider, April 28, 2017,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

President Laws Passed in First 100 Days
Franklin D. Roosevelt 76
Harry S. Truman 53
Dwight Eisenhower 21
John F. Kennedy 26
Lyndon B. Johnson 14
Richard Nixon 9
Jimmy Carter 21
Ronald Reagan 9
George H.W. Bush 18
Bill Clinton 22
George W. Bush 7
Barack Obama 14
Donald Trump 28

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