History through the president’s words

With the help of Wayne Fields, a professor of English and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and Mark Liberman, a linguist at the University of Pennsylvania, The Washington Post analysed the 117 State of the Union addresses, given by 20 US presidents (with some presidents giving two addresses a year). This visualization shows the number of times each word was used in each address and if it was used by a democrat or a republican president.


History through the president’s words

Source: The Washington Post
URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-sotu/language/
Date of Publication: Jan. 12, 2016
Authors: Kennedy Elliott, Richard Johnson and Ted Mellnik

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