John Adams: State of the Union Address - November 22, 1800

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
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    5.0

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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
John Adams
Gentlemen of the Senate and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
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    4.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

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    59
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    11
  • Syllables
    21
  • Words Per Sentence
    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Entities

  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Gentlemen of the House of Representatives
    [Person]
John Adams
Immediately after the adjournment of Congress at their last session in Philadelphia I gave directions, in compliance with the laws, for the removal of the public offices, records, and property. These directions have been executed, and the public officers have since resided and conducted the ordinary business of the Government in this place.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    283
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.87

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Philadelphia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
John Adams
I congratulate the people of the United States on the assembling of Congress at the permanent seat of their Government, and I congratulate you, gentlemen, on the prospect of a residence not to be changed. Although there is cause to apprehend that accommodations are not now so complete as might be wished, yet there is great reason to believe that this inconvenience will cease with the present session.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
John Adams
It would be unbecoming the representatives of this nation to assemble for the first time in this solemn temple without looking up to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe and imploring His blessing. May this territory be the residence of virtue and happiness! In this city may that piety and virtue, that wisdom and magnanimity, that constancy and self-government, which adorned the great character whose name it bears be forever held in veneration! Here and throughout our country may simple manners, pure morals, and true religion flourish forever! It is with you, gentlemen, to consider whether the local powers over the District of Columbia vested by the Constitution in the Congress of the United States shall be immediately exercised.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    605
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    120
  • Syllables
    205
  • Words Per Sentence
    120
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    18.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • the District of Columbia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
John Adams
If in your opinion this important trust ought now to be executed, you can not fail while performing it to take into view the future probable situation of the territory for the happiness of which you are about to provide. You will consider it as the capital of a great nation advancing with unexampled rapidity in arts, in commerce, in wealth, and in population, and possessing within itself those energies and resources which, if not thrown away or lamentably misdirected, will secure to it a long course of prosperity and self-government.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    439
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    154
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • unexampled
    [Organization]
John Adams
In compliance with a law of the last session of Congress, the officers and soldiers of the temporary army have been discharged. It affords real pleasure to recollect the honorable testimony they gave of the patriotic motives which brought them into the service of their country, by the readiness and regularity with which they returned to the station of private citizens.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
John Adams
It is in every point of view of such primary importance to carry the laws into prompt and faithful execution, and to render that part of the administration of justice which the Constitution and laws devolve on the Federal courts as convenient to the people as may consist with their present circumstances, that I can not omit once more to recommend to your serious consideration the judiciary system of the United States.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    347
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
John Adams
No subject is more interesting than this to the public happiness, and to none can those improvements which may have been suggested by experience be more beneficially applied. A treaty of amity and commerce with the King of Prussia has been concluded and ratified. The ratifications have been exchanged, and I have directed the treaty to be promulgated by proclamation.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

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  • Characters
    304
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • the King of Prussia
    [Person]
John Adams
The difficulties which suspended the execution of the 6th article of our treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation with Great Britain have not yet been removed. The negotiation on this subject is still depending. As it must be fore the interest and honor of both nations to adjust this difference with good faith, I indulge confidently the expectation that the sincere endeavors of the Government of the United States to bring it to an amicable termination will not be disappointed.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    396
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

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  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    14.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 6th
    [Ordinal Number]
John Adams
The envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary from the United States to France were received by the First Consul with the respect due to their character, and 3 persons with equal powers were appointed to treat with them. Although at the date of the last official intelligence the negotiation had not terminated, yet it is to be hoped that our efforts to effect an accommodation will at length meet with a success proportioned to the sincerity with which they have been so often repeated.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    409
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • Reference

    Entities

  • 3
    [Cardinal Number]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the First Consul
    [Organization]
John Adams
While our best endeavors for the preservation of harmony with all nations will continue to be used, the experience of the world and our own experience admonish us of the insecurity of trusting too confidently to their success. We can not, without committing a dangerous imprudence, abandon those measures of self protection which are adapted to our situation and to which, notwithstanding our pacific policy, the violence and injustice of others may again compel us to resort.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    393
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
John Adams
While our vast extent of sea coast, the commercial and agriculture habits of our people, the great capital they will continue to trust on the ocean, suggest the system of defense which will be most beneficial to ourselves, our distance from Europe and our resources for maritime strength will enable us to employ it with effect.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Entities

  • Europe
    [Location]
John Adams
Seasonable and systematic arrangements, so far as our resources will justify, for a navy adapted to defensive war, and which may in case of necessity be quickly brought into use, seem to be as much recommended by a wise and true economy as by a just regard for our future tranquillity, for the safety of our shores, and for the protection of our property committed to the ocean.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    304
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • navy
    [Organization]
John Adams
The present Navy of the United States, called suddenly into existence by a great national exigency, has raised us in our own esteem, and by the protection afforded to our commerce has effected to the extent of our expectations the objects for which it was created. In connection with a navy ought to be contemplated the fortification of some of our principal sea ports and harbors.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    311
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
John Adams
A variety of considerations, which will readily suggest themselves, urge an attention to this measure of precaution. To give security to our principal ports considerable sums have already been expended, but the works remain incomplete. It is for Congress to determine whether additional appropriations shall be made in order to render competent to the intended purposes the fortifications which have been commenced.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.18
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
John Adams
The manufacture of arms within the United States still invites the attention of the National Legislature. At a considerable expense to the public this manufacture has been brought to such a state of maturity as, with continued encouragement, will supersede the necessity of future importations from foreign countries.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    266
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    48
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    48
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the National Legislature
    [Organization]
John Adams
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    2.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    9.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    1.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    1.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    36
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    6
  • Syllables
    13
  • Words Per Sentence
    6
  • Syllables Per Word
    2

    Entities

  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
John Adams
I shall direct the estimates of the appropriations necessary for the ensuing year, together with an account of the public revenue and expenditure to a late period, to be laid before you. I observe with much satisfaction that the product of the revenue during the present year has been more considerable than during any former equal period.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the ensuing year
    [Date]
  • the present year
    [Date]
John Adams
This result affords conclusive evidence of the great resources of this country and of the wisdom and efficiency of the measures which have been adopted by Congress for the protection of commerce and preservation of public credit.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    192
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    37
  • Syllables
    64
  • Words Per Sentence
    37
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.08

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
John Adams
Gentlemen of the Senate and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    4.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    59
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    11
  • Syllables
    21
  • Words Per Sentence
    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Entities

  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Gentlemen of the House of Representatives
    [Person]
John Adams
As one of the grand community of nations, our attention is irresistibly drawn to the important scenes which surround us. If they have exhibited an uncommon portion of calamity, it is the province of humanity to deplore and of wisdom to avoid the causes which may have produced it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    228
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    80
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
John Adams
If, turning our eyes homeward, we find reason to rejoice at the prospect which presents itself; if we perceive the interior of our country prosperous, free, and happy; if all enjoy in safety, under the protection of laws emanating only from the general will, the fruits of their own labor, we ought to fortify and cling to those institutions which have been the source of such real felicity and resist with unabating perseverance the progress of those dangerous innovations which may diminish their influence.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    416
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    138
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03
John Adams
To your patriotism, gentlemen, has been confided the honorable duty of guarding the public interests; and while the past is to your country a sure pledge that it will be faithfully discharged, permit me to assure you that your labors to promote the general happiness will receive from me the most zealous cooperation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    260
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.07

    Topics

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