Political Tag Clouds

October 15, 2008

Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man with the Muck-rake” (April 14, 1906)

Text remains unaltered. Original at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/teddyrooseveltmuckrake.htm

Tag cloud generated by wordle.net.

October 6, 2008

Tag Cloud of Martin Luther King, Jr “I Have a Dream” (August 28, 1963 – Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, USA)

Text from http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

Process notes: created at Wordle.net. Some phrases combined for clarity: I have a dream changed to IHaveADream, New York changed to NewYork, one day changed to OneDay, New Hampshire changed to NewHampshire, South Carolina changed to SouthCarolina, One hundred years later changed to 100YearsLater, and Let freedom ring changed to LetFreedomRing.

October 3, 2008

Ronald Reagan’s Evil Empire Speech (March 8, 1983 – Orlando, Florida, USA)

Read the speech at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ronaldreaganevilempire.htm

Process notes:

Tag Cloud created at wordle.net. Some spaces were removed: thank you very much is now ThankYouVeryMuch, White House is now WhiteHouse, and United States is now UnitedStates. Also, apostrophes in possessives were replaced with spaces to ensure that possessives were not considered differently than the nouns. “Thank you very much” was stated repeatedly at the beginning and end of the speech, presumably when Reagan was thanking the audience.

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