Here's What's Changed Since the White House's Last New York President

For the first time since the age of Franklin D. Roosevelt, New York is the home state of our Commander in Chief. Here's what's changed since, and more.


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We’ve all had a couple of months to let the election results sink in. No matter how you feel about the outcome, perhaps you can celebrate the fact that New York is  — for the first time since Franklin D. Roosevelt — the home state of our Commander in Chief. Looks like we’ve gone from the “New Deal” to “The Art of the Deal.” Besides that, here are other comparisons between then and now:

 

President

Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Donald J. Trump

Birth

January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, NY

 June 14, 1946 in Queens, NY

Elected

1932, re-elected three times

2016

Height

6’2”

6’3”

Zodiac sign

Aquarius, an “air” sign

Gemini, an “air” sign

Family life

One wife; six children, including two Juniors

One wife; two ex-wives; five children, including one Junior

Media presence

“Fireside chats,” a series of 30 speeches broadcast via radio to the American people.

Twitter, 
@realDonaldTrump

 

 

Year

1932

Today

Federal spending

 $4.66 billion

 $3.95 trillion

Unemployment

23.6%

4.9%

First-class stamp

3 cents

49 cents

U.S. population

124,840,471

  321,418,820

Gallon of gasoline

10 cents

$2.45

Loaf of bread

7 cents

$1.98

World Series

NY Yankees d. Chicago Cubs (4-0)

Chicago Cubs d. Cleveland Indians (4-3)

 


Sources:

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/pricebasket.html  
http://www.infoplease.com
www.energy.gov 
www.fdrlibrary.org 
www.census.gov
www.bls.gov
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