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Recently, a colleague of mine introduced me to a fantastic website known as Wordle. Since that introduction, I have been wasting large amounts of time playing around with the site.

What is wordle?

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Being the huge history & politics nerd that I am, I decided to use the site to conduct an experiment.

What would the Inaugural Addresses of our President's look like in wordle form and more importantly could you determine whether the wordle is from a Republican President or Democratic President? If you are really talented, you may even be able to determine which President each wordle represents. Remember, though, that these are their words and not necessarily their deeds.

I will give you one hint: These two represent President's from the past 60 years.

Wordle #1
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Wordle #2
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