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Until about 1930, most presidents did not work long days. Theodore Roosevelt got a lot done when he was president, but he worked only in the morning, exercised all afternoon, and read at night.
But during the Great Depression and World War II, times of crisis for the country, President Franklin Roosevelt had much to do. His days were long and filled with work. Since then, the country has expected more of its presidents, and most presidents have worked long days. But there is also much variety to a president’s day.