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Presidential Tag Clouds

» Chirag Mehta has a created a Presidential Speech tag cloud that allows you to see the frequency of word use in speeches, official documents, declarations, and letters written by the Presidents of the US from George Washington to George W. Bush. Move the slider to watch President Bush's language change from the start of his administration until now. The rise of the word "terrorism" dates - not from the time of the September 11 attacks - but to 2003, the year we invaded Iraq. In his 2002 State of the Union address, the largest word is "freedom" (followed by "afghanistan", "weapons", and "tax"). In 2003, "terrorists" is huge, followed by "weapons" in the second tier ( then "saddam", "hussein", "iraq", and "economy").
 [ 11.13.06 ]

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I love how "blessings" is so prominent in George Washington's early speeches. There's some goosebumps for you. Another interesting thing, and *this is just a visual guess*, is that it looks like the later presidents have fewer "frequent words" and also tend to have a greater disparity between the most frequent and least frequent.



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