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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)

ARGENTINA

BOLIVIA

BRAZIL

CHILE

COLOMBIA

COSTA RICA

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ECUADOR

EL SALVADOR

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

NICARAGUA

PANAMA

PARAGUAY

PERU

URUGUAY

UNITED STATES

VENEZUELA

 

FULL TEXT SPEECH ARCHIVE

The websites of the presidencies of Bolivia and Ecuador contained full text documentation of presidential appearances and speeches. Where these data were available, we archive them here.

BOLIVIA ARCHIVE

ECUADOR ARCHIVE