Thank you for visiting our website. We debut the Presidential Speeches of the Americas (PSA) dataset and archive, which records the appearances and speeches made by 24 presidents across 18 pure presidential systems of the western hemisphere. In our article published in Presidential Studies Quarterly, we show show that the frequency of presidents' public appeals varies with both their partisan support in the legislature, their status as a newcomer to the political system, and electoral and legislative institutions. Here we make available our original data such that we might not be the last to investigate this sort of question.
To cite our data, or for additional information, please see
Cockerham, Alexandra G., Amanda Driscoll & Joan V. Joseph. 2019. ``“Going Public” in Comparative Perspective: Presidents’ Public Appeals under Pure Presidentialism," Presidential Studies Quarterly, 49(2).
SPEECH OBSERVATION FILES (.CSV)
Data contain Original Source URL, Title, Date and Full Text (where applicable)