Measuring the president’s words

Drag the slider below to see the most common words in President Bush’s State of the Union speeches.

What's this?

It's called a tag cloud, and its purpose is to show the most commonly used words in State of the Union addresses delivered by President George W. Bush. (The 2001 address, delivered in Bush's second month of office, was not technically a State of the Union.)

You can scroll through tag clouds of each of the president's annual speeches using the slider tool. The relative sizes of the words correspond to the frequency with which they appear in each speech. Some commonly used words like "the," "our" and "from" have been omitted.

Source: The American Presidency Project, UC Santa Barbara and Citrus College; the White House
Credits: Ben Welsh; Chirag Mehta's Tagline Generator