Quiz: Presidents and Their First 100 Days Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of past presidents. Feb. 26, 2009 | 3:00 p.m. EST + More Which of the following occurred in Abraham Lincoln's first 100 days? The Emancipation Proclamation was issued. South Carolina seceded from the Union. Fort Sumter was attacked, starting the Civil War. All of the above Which president held the first presidential press conference on his 11th day in office? William McKinley Teddy Roosevelt William Taft Woodrow Wilson True or false: The Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 occurred in Herbert Hoover's first 100 days. True False Which of the following did not happen in Franklin Roosevelt's first 100 days? The Tennessee Valley Authority was established. The Securities and Exchange Commission was created. The Volstead Act was amended to legalize beer. The Fair Labor Standards Act set the minimum wage. True or false: Harry Truman's order to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima to end World War II came in his first 100 days. True False Which president established the Peace Corps in his first two months in office? Dwight Eisenhower John Kennedy Lyndon Johnson Richard Nixon Which president pardoned Vietnam draft dodgers on his second day in office? Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan Bill Clinton How many presidents did not survive their first 100 days? 0 1 2 3 Click here for the answers.