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The Most Frequently Used Words From Presidential Inaugural Addresses Over The Last Century

Some things never change.

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We have had 19 Presidents over the last century, 18* of them have given Inaugural Addresses.

*Gerald Ford did not.

*Gerald Ford did not.

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Each address* was placed into a Wordle generator. This creates a "word cloud" of frequently appearing words, most occurring becoming larger, giving an interesting visual of all 28 speeches. Enjoy!

*Addresses from http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/swearing-in/addresses

1. Teddy Roosevelt (1905)

Most frequently used:1. Life2. People3. Ourselves4. Problems5. Nation

Most frequently used:

1. Life

2. People

3. Ourselves

4. Problems

5. Nation

2. William H. Taft (1909)

Most frequently used:1. Government2. Business3. Proper4. Congress5. Race

Most frequently used:

1. Government

2. Business

3. Proper

4. Congress

5. Race

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3. Woodrow Wilson (1913) #1

Most frequently used:1. Great2. Men3. Government4. Life5. Justice

Most frequently used:

1. Great

2. Men

3. Government

4. Life

5. Justice

4. Woodrow Wilson (1917) #2

Most frequently used:1. Purpose2. Action3. Peace4. Life5. Stand

Most frequently used:

1. Purpose

2. Action

3. Peace

4. Life

5. Stand

5. Warren G. Harding (1921)

Most frequently used:1. World2. Must3. America4. War5. Civilization

Most frequently used:

1. World

2. Must

3. America

4. War

5. Civilization

6. Calvin Coolidge (1925)

Most frequently used:1. Country2. Must3. Great4. People5. Government

Most frequently used:

1. Country

2. Must

3. Great

4. People

5. Government

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7. Herbert Hoover (1929)

Most frequently used:1. Government2. People3. Progress4. Peace5. World

Most frequently used:

1. Government

2. People

3. Progress

4. Peace

5. World

8. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933) #1

Most frequently used:1. National2. Leadership3. People4. Helped5. Nation

Most frequently used:

1. National

2. Leadership

3. People

4. Helped

5. Nation

9. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1937) #2

Most frequently used:1. Government2. People3. Nation4. Good5. Men

Most frequently used:

1. Government

2. People

3. Nation

4. Good

5. Men

10. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941) #3

Most frequently used:1. Nation2. Know3. Democracy4. America5. Spirit

Most frequently used:

1. Nation

2. Know

3. Democracy

4. America

5. Spirit

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11. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1945) #4

Most frequently used:1. Peace2. Learned3. Today4. Men5. See

Most frequently used:

1. Peace

2. Learned

3. Today

4. Men

5. See

12. Harry S. Truman (1949)

Most frequently used:1. Nations2. World3. Peace4. People5. Freedom

Most frequently used:

1. Nations

2. World

3. Peace

4. People

5. Freedom

13. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953) #1

Most frequently used:1. Free2. World3. Faith4. Peace5. Strength

Most frequently used:

1. Free

2. World

3. Faith

4. Peace

5. Strength

14. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1957) #2

Most frequently used:1. World2. Nations3. Peace4. Freedom5. Seek

Most frequently used:

1. World

2. Nations

3. Peace

4. Freedom

5. Seek

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15. John F. Kennedy (1961)

Most frequently used:1. Sides2. World3. New4. Power5. Pledge

Most frequently used:

1. Sides

2. World

3. New

4. Power

5. Pledge

16. Lyndon B. Johnson (1965)

Most frequently used:1. Change2. Nation3. Man4. People5. Union

Most frequently used:

1. Change

2. Nation

3. Man

4. People

5. Union

17. Richard M. Nixon (1969) #`1

Most frequently used:1. People2. Peace3. World4. Know5. Make

Most frequently used:

1. People

2. Peace

3. World

4. Know

5. Make

18. Richard M. Nixon (1973) #2

Most frequently used:1. Peace2. World3. New4. America5. Responsibility

Most frequently used:

1. Peace

2. World

3. New

4. America

5. Responsibility

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19. Jimmy Carter (1977)

Most frequently used:1. Nation2. New3. Strength4. Together5. Spirit

Most frequently used:

1. Nation

2. New

3. Strength

4. Together

5. Spirit

20. Ronald Reagan (1981) #1

Most frequently used:1. Government2. Believe3. Americans4. Freedom5. Time

Most frequently used:

1. Government

2. Believe

3. Americans

4. Freedom

5. Time

21. Ronald Reagan (1985) #2

Most frequently used:1. People2. World3. Freedom4. One5. Government

Most frequently used:

1. People

2. World

3. Freedom

4. One

5. Government

22. George H.W. Bush (1989)

Most frequently used:1. New2. Nation3. Great4. World5. Free

Most frequently used:

1. New

2. Nation

3. Great

4. World

5. Free

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23. Bill Clinton (1993) #1

Most frequently used:1. Must2. World3. America4. People5. Americans

Most frequently used:

1. Must

2. World

3. America

4. People

5. Americans

24. Bill Clinton (1997) #2

Most frequently used:1. New2. Century3. Nation4. Land5. Time

Most frequently used:

1. New

2. Century

3. Nation

4. Land

5. Time

25. George W. Bush (2001) #1

Most frequently used:1. Country2. Story3. America4. Nation5. Citizens

Most frequently used:

1. Country

2. Story

3. America

4. Nation

5. Citizens

26. George W. Bush (2005) #2

Most frequently used:1. Freedom2. Liberty3. America4. Every5. Nation

Most frequently used:

1. Freedom

2. Liberty

3. America

4. Every

5. Nation

27. Barack Obama (2009) #1

Most frequently used:1. Nation2. New3. America4. People5. Less

Most frequently used:

1. Nation

2. New

3. America

4. People

5. Less

28. Barack Obama (2013) #2

Most frequently used:1. Must2. People3. Time4. America5. Together

Most frequently used:

1. Must

2. People

3. Time

4. America

5. Together

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