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Until about 1930, most presidents did not work long days. Theodore Roosevelt got a lot done as president. But he worked only in the morning, exercised all afternoon, and read at night.
The Great Depression and World War II were times of crisis for the country, so President Franklin Roosevelt had much to do. His days were long and filled with work. Since then, the country has expected its presidents to do more, and most have worked long days. But those days are full of variety.