On the timeline above, click on an event or legislative act to obtain further information. Events/acts are represented in different colored fonts, each indicating how it will be displayed:

Red dates offer the reader an opportunity to explore that event in greater depth. As this site focuses primarily on the first one hundred days of the Roosevelt Administration and the Judicial Reorganization Plan of 1937, these will provide more background, often including editorials, political cartoons, speeches and other primary documents. The page will open in a new browser.

Black dates will provide a brief summary of the event, in this frame.

White dates are events considered to be self-explanatory or unrelated to the focus of this site, and can not be explored further.