Chester A. Arthur: State of the Union Written Message - December 1, 1884

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Sentences
    291
  • Words
    8,848
  • Syllables
    14,671
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    8,848
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Political Science
Chester A. Arthur
To the Congress of the United States:

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.0
  • Gunning Fog
    2.8
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    2.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    1.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    1.8

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  • Characters
    30
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    7
  • Syllables
    9
  • Words Per Sentence
    7
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    1.00

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
Since the close of your last session the American people, in the exercise of their highest right of suffrage, have chosen their Chief Magistrate for the four years ensuing. When it is remembered that at no period in the country's history has the long political contest which customarily precedes the day of the national election been waged with greater fervor and intensity, it is a subject of general congratulation that after the controversy at the polls was over, and while the slight preponderance by which the issue had been determined was as yet unascertained, the public peace suffered no disturbance, but the people everywhere patiently and quietly awaited the result.

    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
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    558
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    110
  • Syllables
    191
  • Words Per Sentence
    110
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

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  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • country's
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the four years ensuing
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Chester A. Arthur
Nothing could more strikingly illustrate the temper of the American citizen, his love of order, and his loyalty to law. Nothing could more signally demonstrate the strength and wisdom of our political institutions. Eight years have passed since a controversy concerning the result of a national election sharply called the attention of the Congress to the necessity of providing more precise and definite regulations for counting the electoral vote.

    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
    376
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Eight years
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
It is of the gravest importance that this question be solved before conflicting claims to the Presidency shall again distract the country, and I am persuaded that by the people at large any of the measures of relief thus far proposed would be preferred to continued inaction. Our relations with all foreign powers continue to be amicable.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • 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
    279
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.13
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06
Chester A. Arthur
With Belgium a convention has been signed whereby the scope of present treaties has been so enlarged as to secure to citizens of either country within the jurisdiction of the other equal rights and privileges in the acquisition and alienation of property. A trade-marks treaty has also been concluded. The war between Chile and Peru is at an end.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Belgium
    [Country, City, State]
  • Chile
    [Country, City, State]
  • Peru
    [Country, City, State]
Chester A. Arthur
For the arbitration of the claims of American citizens who during its continuance suffered through the acts of the Chilean authorities a convention will soon be negotiated. The state of hostilities between France and China continues to be an embarrassing feature of our Eastern relations. The Chinese Government has promptly adjusted and paid the claims of American citizens whose property was destroyed in the recent riots at Canton.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • 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
    364
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.94
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Canton
    [Country, City, State]
  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Chilean
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Eastern
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • The Chinese Government
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
I renew the recommendation of my last annual message, that the Canton indemnity fund be returned to China. The true interpretation of the recent treaty with that country permitting the restriction of Chinese immigration is likely to be again the subject of your deliberations. It may be seriously questioned whether the statute passed at the last session does not violate the treaty rights of certain Chinese who left this country with return certificates valid under the old law, and who now seem to be debarred from relanding for lack of the certificates required by the new.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    477
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    166
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.26
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Visa & Immigration

    Entities

  • Canton
    [Country, City, State]
  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • the treaty rights of certain
    [Law]
  • Chinese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Chester A. Arthur
The recent purchase by citizens of the United States of a large trading fleet heretofore under the Chinese flag has considerably enhanced our commercial importance in the East. In view of the large number of vessels built or purchased by American citizens in other countries and exclusively employed in legitimate traffic between foreign ports under the recognized protection of our flag, it might be well to provide a uniform rule for their registration and documentation, so that the bona fide property rights of our citizens therein shall be duly evidenced and properly guarded.

    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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    485
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    93
  • Syllables
    169
  • Words Per Sentence
    93
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • East
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Chinese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Chester A. Arthur
Pursuant to the advice of the Senate at the last session, I recognized the flag of the International Association of the Kongo as that of a friendly government, avoiding in so doing any prejudgment of conflicting territorial claims in that region. Subsequently, in execution of the expressed wish of the Congress, I appointed a commercial agent for the Kongo basin.

    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
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the International Association of the Kongo
    [Organization]
  • Kongo
    [Person]
Chester A. Arthur
The importance of the rich prospective trade of the Kongo Valley has led to the general conviction that it should be open to all nations upon equal terms. At an international conference for the consideration of this subject called by the Emperor of Germany, and now in session at Berlin, delegates are in attendance on behalf of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Berlin
    [Country, City, State]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Kongo Valley
    [Location]
Chester A. Arthur
Of the results of the conference you will be duly advised. The Government of Korea has generously aided the efforts of the United States minister to secure suitable premises for the use of the legation. As the conditions of diplomatic intercourse with Eastern nations demand that the legation premises be owned by the represented power, I advise that an appropriation be made for the acquisition of this property by the Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    357
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Korea
    [Country, City, State]
  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Eastern
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Government
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
The United States already possess valuable premises at Tangier as a gift from the Sultan of Morocco. As is stated hereafter, they have lately received a similar gift from the Siamese Government. The Government of Japan stands ready to present to us extensive grounds at Tokyo whereon to erect a suitable building for the legation, court-house, and jail, and similar privileges can probably be secured in China and Persia.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    345
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Morocco
    [Country, City, State]
  • Persia
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Tokyo
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Siamese Government
    [Infrastructure]
  • The Government of Japan
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
The owning of such premises would not only effect a large saving of the present rentals, but would permit of the due assertion of extraterritorial rights in those countries, and would the better serve to maintain the dignity of the United States. The failure of Congress to make appropriation for our representation at the autonomous court of the Khedive has proved a serious embarrassment in our intercourse with Egypt;

    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
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.33
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Egypt
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Khedive
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
And in view of the necessary intimacy of diplomatic relationship due to the participation of this Government as one of the treaty powers in all matters of administration there affecting the rights of foreigners, I advise the restoration of the agency and consulate-general at Cairo on its former basis.

    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
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    251
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.03
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cairo
    [Country, City, State]
Chester A. Arthur
I do not conceive it to be the wish of Congress that the United States should withdraw altogether from the honorable position they have hitherto held with respect to the Khedive, or that citizens of this Republic residing or sojourning in Egypt should hereafter be without the aid and protection of a competent representative.

    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
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • Egypt
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Khedive
    [Person]
Chester A. Arthur
With France the traditional cordial relationship continues. The colossal statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, the generous gift of the people of France, is expected to reach New York in May next. I suggest that Congressional action be taken in recognition of the spirit which has prompted this gift and in aid of the timely completion of the pedestal upon which it is to be placed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14

    Topics

  • Travel

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • New York
    [Country, City, State]
  • May next
    [Date]
  • Congressional
    [Organization]
  • Liberty Enlightening
    [Title]
Chester A. Arthur
Our relations with Germany, a country which contributes to our own some of the best elements of citizenship, continue to be cordial. The United States have extradition treaties with several of the German States, but by reason of the confederation of those States under the imperial rule the application of such treaties is not as uniform and comprehensive as the interests of the two countries require.

    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
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    332
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • the German States
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
Chester A. Arthur
I propose, therefore, to open negotiations for a single convention of extradition to embrace all the territory of the Empire. It affords me pleasure to say that our intercourse with Great Britain continues to be of a most friendly character. The Government of Hawaii has indicated its willingness to continue for seven years the provisions of the existing reciprocity treaty.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.3
  • 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
    311
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.17
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Empire
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • seven years
    [Date]
  • The Government of Hawaii
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
Such continuance, in view of the relations of that country to the American system of States, should, in my judgment, be favored. The revolution in Hayti against the established Government has terminated. While it was in progress it became necessary to enforce our neutrality laws by instituting proceedings against individuals and vessels charged with their infringement.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    309
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal
  • Law & Government/Government/Courts & Judiciary

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Hayti
    [Person]
Chester A. Arthur
These prosecutions were in all cases successful. Much anxiety has lately been displayed by various European Governments, and especially by the Government of Italy, for the abolition of our import duties upon works of art. It is well to consider whether the present discrimination in favor of the productions of American artists abroad is not likely to result, as they themselves seem very generally to believe it may, in the practical exclusion of our painters and sculptors from the rich fields for observation, study, and labor which they have hitherto enjoyed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    464
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    159
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • European Governments
    [Organization]
  • the Government of Italy
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
There is prospect that the long-pending revision of the foreign treaties of Japan may be concluded at a new conference to be held at Tokyo. While this Government fully recognizes the equal and independent station of Japan in the community of nations, it would not oppose the general adoption of such terms of compromise as Japan may be disposed to offer in furtherance of a uniform policy of intercourse with Western nations.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    350
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Political Science

    Entities

  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • Tokyo
    [Country, City, State]
  • Western
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Chester A. Arthur
During the past year the increasing good will between our own Government and that of Mexico has been variously manifested. The treaty of commercial reciprocity concluded January 20, 1883, has been ratified and awaits the necessary tariff legislation of Congress to become effective. This legislation will, I doubt not, be among the first measures to claim your attention.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • January 20, 1883
    [Date]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
A full treaty of commerce, navigation, and consular rights is much to be desired, and such a treaty I have reason to believe that the Mexican Government stands ready to conclude. Some embarrassment has been occasioned by the failure of Congress at its last session to provide means for the due execution of the treaty of July 29, 1882, for the resurvey of the Mexican boundary and the relocation of boundary monuments.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.38
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Visa & Immigration

    Entities

  • July 29, 1882
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
With the Republic of Nicaragua a treaty has been concluded which authorizes the construction by the United States of a canal, railway, and telegraph line across the Nicaraguan territory. By the terms of this treaty 60 miles of the river San Juan, as well as Lake Nicaragua, an inland sea 40 miles in width, are to constitute a part of the projected enterprise.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • 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
    287
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • San Juan
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Lake Nicaragua
    [Location]
  • Nicaraguan
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 40 miles
    [Quantity]
  • 60 miles
    [Quantity]
Chester A. Arthur
This leaves for actual canal construction 17 miles on the Pacific side and 36 miles on the Atlantic. To the United States, whose rich territory on the Pacific is for the ordinary purposes of commerce practically cut off from communication by water with the Atlantic ports, the political and commercial advantages of such a project can scarcely be overestimated.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • Pacific
    [Location]
  • 17 miles
    [Quantity]
  • 36 miles
    [Quantity]
Chester A. Arthur
It is believed that when the treaty is laid before you the justice and liberality of its provisions will command universal approval at home and abroad. The death of our representative at Russia while at his post at St. Petersburg afforded to the Imperial Government a renewed opportunity to testify its sympathy in a manner befitting the intimate friendliness which has ever marked the intercourse of the two countries.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • 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
    348
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • St. Petersburg
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Imperial Government
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
The course of this Government in raising its representation at Bangkok to the diplomatic rank has evoked from Siam evidences of warm friendship and augurs well for our enlarged intercourse. The Siamese Government has presented to the United States a commodious mansion and grounds for the occupancy of the legation, and I suggest that by joint resolution Congress attest its appreciation of this generous gift.

    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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Bangkok
    [Country, City, State]
  • Siam
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • The Siamese Government
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
This government has more than once been called upon of late to take action in fulfillment of its international obligations toward Spain. Agitation in the island of Cuba hostile to the Spanish Crown having been fomented by persons abusing the sacred rights of hospitality which our territory affords, the officers of this Government have been instructed to exercise vigilance to prevent infractions of our neutrality laws at Key West and at other points near the Cuban coast.

    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
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    395
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.76
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Key West
    [Location]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Crown
    [Product]
Chester A. Arthur
I am happy to say that in the only instance where these precautionary measures were successfully eluded the offenders, when found in our territory, were subsequently tried and convicted. The growing need of close relationship of intercourse and traffic between the Spanish Antilles and their natural market in the United States led to the adoption in January last of a commercial agreement looking to that end.

    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
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    341
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Spanish Antilles
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • January
    [Date]
Chester A. Arthur
This agreement has since been superseded by a more carefully framed and comprehensive convention, which I shall submit to the Senate for approval. It has been the aim of this negotiation to open such a favored reciprocal exchange of productions carried under the flag of either country as to make the intercourse between Cuba and Puerto Rico and ourselves scarcely less intimate than the commercial movement between our domestic ports, and to insure a removal of the burdens on shipping in the Spanish Indies, of which in the past our shipowners and shipmasters have so often had cause to complain.

    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
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    494
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    168
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Puerto Rico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
The negotiation of this convention has for a time postponed the prosecution of certain claims of our citizens which were declared to be without the jurisdiction of the late Spanish-American Claims Commission, and which are therefore remitted to diplomatic channels for adjustment. The speedy settlement of these claims will now be urged by this Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.44
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.10

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Spanish-American Claims Commission
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
Negotiations for a treaty of commercial reciprocity with the Dominican Republic have been successfully concluded, and the result will shortly be laid before the Senate. Certain questions between the United States and the Ottoman Empire still remain unsolved. Complaints on behalf of our citizens are not satisfactorily adjusted.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    48
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    48
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.50
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Reference
  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the Dominican Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Ottoman Empire
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
The Porte has sought to withhold from our commerce the right of favored treatment to which we are entitled by existing conventional stipulations, and the revision of the tariffs is unaccomplished. The final disposition of pending questions with Venezuela has not as yet been reached, but I have good reason to expect an early settlement which will provide the means of reexamining the Caracas awards in conformity with the expressed desire of Congress, and which will recognize the justice of certain claims preferred against Venezuela.

    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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    447
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    149
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Caracas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Venezuela
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Porte
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
The Central and South American Commission appointed by authority of the act of July 7, 1884, will soon proceed to Mexico. It has been furnished with instructions which will be laid before you. They contain a statement of the general policy of the Government for enlarging its commercial intercourse with American States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    259
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • July 7, 1884
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • The Central and South American Commission
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
The commissioners have been actively preparing for their responsible task by holding conferences in the principal cities with merchants and others interested in Central and South American trade. The International Meridian Conference lately convened in Washington upon the invitation of the Government of the United States was composed of representatives from twenty-five nations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    324
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • twenty-five
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • Central and South American
    [Location]
  • The International Meridian Conference
    [Organization]
  • the Government of the United States
    [Person]
Chester A. Arthur
The conference concluded its labors on the 1st of November, having with substantial unanimity agreed upon the meridian of Greenwich as the starting point whence longitude is to be computed through 180 degrees eastward and westward, and upon the adoption, for all purposes for which it may be found convenient, of a universal day which shall begin at midnight on the initial meridian and whose hours shall be counted from zero up to twenty-four.

    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
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    361
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Reference/Humanities

    Entities

  • twenty-four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • zero
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Greenwich
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 1st of November
    [Date]
  • 180 degrees
    [Quantity]
  • midnight
    [Time]
Chester A. Arthur
The formal report of the transactions of this conference will be hereafter transmitted to the Congress. This Government is in frequent receipt of invitations from foreign states to participate in international exhibitions, often of great interest and importance. Occupying, as we do, an advanced position in the world's production, and aiming to secure a profitable share for our industries in the general competitive markets, it is a matter of serious concern that the want of means for participation in these exhibitions should so often exclude our producers from advantages enjoyed by those of other countries.

    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
    510
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    95
  • Syllables
    175
  • Words Per Sentence
    95
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    19.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
During the past year the attention of Congress was drawn to the formal invitations in this regard tendered by the Governments of England, Holland, Belgium, Germany, and Austria. The Executive has in some instances appointed honorary commissioners. This is, however, a most unsatisfactory expedient, for without some provision to meet the necessary working expenses of a commission it can effect little or nothing in behalf of exhibitors.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    361
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.93

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Austria
    [Country, City, State]
  • Belgium
    [Country, City, State]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • Holland
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Governments of England
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
An International Inventions Exhibition is to be held in London next May. This will cover a field of special importance, in which our country holds a foremost rank; but the Executive is at present powerless to organize a proper representation of our vast national interests in this direction. I have in several previous messages referred to this subject.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.05
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • London
    [Country, City, State]
Chester A. Arthur
It seems to me that a statute giving to the Executive general discretionary authority to accept such invitations and to appoint honorary commissioners, without salary, and placing at the disposal of the Secretary of State a small fund for defraying their reasonable expenses, would be of great public utility.

    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
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.94

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
This Government has received official notice that the revised international regulations for preventing collisions at sea have been adopted by all the leading maritime powers except the United States, and came into force on the 1st of September last. For the due protection of our shipping interests the provisions of our statutes should at once be brought into conformity with these regulations.

    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
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 1st of September last
    [Date]
Chester A. Arthur
The question of securing to authors, composers, and artists copyright privileges in this country in return for reciprocal rights abroad is one that may justly challenge your attention. It is true that conventions will be necessary for fully accomplishing this result; but until Congress shall by statute fix the extent to which foreign holders of copyright shall be here privileged it has been deemed inadvisable to negotiate such conventions.

    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
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    370
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
For this reason the United States were not represented at the recent conference at Berne. I recommend that the scope of the neutrality laws of the United States be so enlarged as to cover all patent acts of hostility committed in our territory and aimed against the peace of a friendly nation. Existing statutes prohibit the fitting out of armed expeditions and restrict the shipment of explosives, though the enactments in the latter respect were not framed with regard to international obligations, but simply for the protection of passenger travel.

    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
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    457
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    157
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Berne
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Chester A. Arthur
All these statutes were intended to meet special emergencies that had already arisen. Other emergencies have arisen since, and modern ingenuity supplies means for the organization of hostilities without open resort to armed vessels or to filibustering parties. I see no reason why overt preparations in this country for the commission of criminal acts such as are here under consideration should not be alike punishable whether such acts are intended to be committed in our own country or in a foreign country with which we are at peace.

    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
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    446
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    153
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Chester A. Arthur
The prompt and thorough treatment of this question is one which intimately concerns the national honor. Our existing naturalization laws also need revision. Those sections relating to persons residing within the limits of the United States in 1795 and 1798 have now only a historical interest. Section 2172, recognizing the citizenship of the children of naturalized parents, is ambiguous in its terms and partly obsolete.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    340
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Visa & Immigration

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1795
    [Date]
  • 1798
    [Date]
Chester A. Arthur
There are special provisions of law favoring the naturalization of those who serve in the Army or in merchant vessels, while no similar privileges are granted those who serve in the Navy or the Marine Corps. "An uniform rule of naturalization" such as the Constitution contemplates should, among other things, clearly define the status of persons born within the United States subject to a foreign power (section 1992) and of minor children of fathers who have declared their intention to become citizens but have failed to perfect their naturalization.

    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
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    460
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    161
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1992
    [Date]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the Marine Corps
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
It might be wise to provide for a central bureau of registry, wherein should be filed authenticated transcripts of every record of naturalization in the several Federal and State courts, and to make provision also for the vacation or cancellation of such record in cases where fraud had been practiced upon the court by the applicant himself or where he had renounced or forfeited his acquired citizenship.

    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
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    337
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Visa & Immigration

    Entities

  • Federal and State courts
    [Organization]
Chester A. Arthur
A just and uniform law in this respect would strengthen the hands of the Government in protecting its citizens abroad and would pave the way for the conclusion of treaties of naturalization with foreign countries. The legislation of the last session effected in the diplomatic and consular service certain changes and reductions which have been productive of embarrassment.

    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
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    314
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.63
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Chester A. Arthur
The population and commercial activity of our country are steadily on the increase, and are giving rise to new, varying, and often delicate relationships with other countries. Our foreign establishment now embraces nearly double the area of operations that it occupied twenty years ago. The confinement of such a service within the limits of expenditure then established is not, it seems to me, in accordance with true economy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    352
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • twenty years ago
    [Date]
Chester A. Arthur
A community of 60,000,000 people should be adequately represented in its intercourse with foreign nations. A project for the reorganization of the consular service and for recasting the scheme of extraterritorial jurisdiction is now before you. If the limits of a short session will not allow of its full consideration, I trust that you will not fail to make suitable provision for the present needs of the service.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 60,000,000
    [Cardinal Number]