Addressing America

On Inauguration Day, the newly sworn-in president delivers a speech outlining his intentions during his term in office. This interactive graphic enables you to explore the history of U.S. presidential inaugural addresses, compare how frequently specific words such as “power,” “progress” or “peace” are used, and look for trends in the language.

Length of speech: 12,324 words

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frequently used words

Select a word to see how its use has changed over time

government12 nation12 war12 peace12 american12 happy12 patriotism12 press12

From Washington to Trump

The number of words used in each inaugural address