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January 21, 2007|SWATI PANDEY

President Bush will give his seventh State of the Union address Tuesday. Blogger Chirag Mehta's "tag cloud" (

chir.ag/ phernalia/ preztags) charts frequently used words in past speeches. Following are favored words from some of them.

--SWATI PANDEY

George W. Bush

2002: "freedom"

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Bill Clinton

1998: "families"

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George H.W. Bush

1990: "freedom"

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Ronald Reagan

1982: "economic"

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Jimmy Carter

1978: "inflation"

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Gerald Ford

1975: "tax"

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Richard Nixon

1973: "messages"

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Lyndon Johnson

1968: "Vietnam"

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John F. Kennedy

1962: "economic" and "strength"

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

1959: "strength"

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Harry S. Truman

1953: "Communist," "war" and "economic"

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

1935: "unemployed"

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Calvin Coolidge

1927: "agriculture"

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Woodrow Wilson

1916: "industries"

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Theodore Roosevelt

1902: "corporations"

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Abraham Lincoln

1862: "labor"

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James K. Polk

1848: "Mexico"

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Andrew Jackson

1831: "Indians" and "treaty"

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James Monroe

1818: "Spain"

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James Madison

1814: "British"

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Thomas Jefferson

1808: "appropriation"

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John Adams

1800: "execution" and "treaty"

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George Washington

1790: "blessings," "deliberations" and "expedient"

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