Grover Cleveland: State of the Union Written Message - December 6, 1887

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Grover Cleveland
To the Congress of the United States:

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  • the United States
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Grover Cleveland
You are confronted at the threshold of your legislative duties with a condition of the national finances which imperatively demands immediate and careful consideration. The amount of money annually exacted, through the operation of present laws, from the industries and necessities of the people largely exceeds the sum necessary to meet the expenses of the Government.

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  • annually
    [Date]
Grover Cleveland
When we consider that the theory of our institutions guarantees to every citizen the full enjoyment of all the fruits of his industry and enterprise, with only such deduction as may be his share toward the careful and economical maintenance of the Government which protects him, it is plain that the exaction of more than this is indefensible extortion and a culpable betrayal of American fairness and justice.

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Grover Cleveland
This wrong inflicted upon those who bear the burden of national taxation, like other wrongs, multiplies a brood of evil consequences. The public Treasury, which should only exist as a conduit conveying the people's tribute to its legitimate objects of expenditure, becomes a hoarding place for money needlessly withdrawn from trade and the people's use, thus crippling our national energies, suspending our country's development, preventing investment in productive enterprise, threatening financial disturbance, and inviting schemes of public plunder.

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  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
This condition of our Treasury is not altogether new, and it has more than once of late been submitted to the people's representatives in the Congress, who alone can apply a remedy. And yet the situation still continues, with aggravated incidents, more than ever presaging financial convulsion and widespread disaster.

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  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
It will not do to neglect this situation because its dangers are not now palpably imminent and apparent. They exist none the less certainly, and await the unforeseen and unexpected occasion when suddenly they will be precipitated upon us. On the 30th day of June, 1885, the excess of revenues over public expenditures, after complying with the annual requirement of the sinking-fund act, was $17,859,735.84; during the year ended June 30, 1886, such excess amounted to $49,405,545.20, and during the year ended June 30, 1887, it reached the sum of $55,567,849.54. The annual contributions to the sinking fund during the three years above specified, amounting in the aggregate to $138,058,320.94, and deducted from the surplus as stated, were made by calling in for that purpose outstanding 3 per cent bonds of the Government.

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  • annual
    [Date]
  • the 30th day of June, 1885
    [Date]
  • the three years
    [Date]
  • the year ended June 30, 1886
    [Date]
  • the year ended June 30, 1887
    [Date]
  • 138,058,320.94
    [Money]
  • 17,859,735.84
    [Money]
  • 3 per cent
    [Money]
  • 49,405,545.20
    [Money]
  • 55,567,849.54
    [Money]
Grover Cleveland
During the six months prior to June 30, 1887, the surplus revenue had grown so large by repeated accumulations, and it was feared the withdrawal of this great sum of money needed by the people would so affect the business of the country, that the sum of $79,864,100 of such surplus was applied to the payment of the principal and interest of the 3 per cent bonds still outstanding, and which were then payable at the option of the Government.

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  • the six months prior to June 30, 1887
    [Date]
  • 3 per cent
    [Money]
  • 79,864,100
    [Money]
Grover Cleveland
The precarious condition of financial affairs among the people still needing relief, immediately after the 30th day of June, 1887, the remainder of the 3 per cent bonds then outstanding, amounting with principal and interest to the sum of $18,877,500, were called in and applied to the sinking-fund contribution for the current fiscal year.

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  • Finance

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  • the 30th day of June, 1887
    [Date]
  • the current fiscal year
    [Date]
  • 18,877,500
    [Money]
  • 3 per cent
    [Money]
Grover Cleveland
Notwithstanding these operations of the Treasury Department, representations of distress in business circles not only continued, but increased, and absolute peril seemed at hand. In these circumstances the contribution to the sinking fund for the current fiscal year was at once completed by the expenditure of $27,684,283.55 in the purchase of Government bonds not yet due bearing 4 and 41/2 per cent interest, the premium paid thereon averaging about 24 per cent for the former and 8 per cent for the latter.

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  • 4
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  • the current fiscal year
    [Date]
  • 27,684,283.55
    [Money]
  • 41/2 per cent
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  • 8 per cent
    [Money]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • the Treasury Department
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
In addition to this, the interest accruing during the current year upon the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the Government was to some extent anticipated, and banks selected as depositories of public money were permitted to somewhat increase their deposits. While the expedients thus employed to release to the people the money lying idle in the Treasury served to avert immediate danger, our surplus revenues have continued to accumulate, the excess for the present year amounting on the 1st day of December to $55,258,701.19, and estimated to reach the sum of $113,000,000 on the 30th of June next, at which date it is expected that this sum, added to prior accumulations, will swell the surplus in the Treasury to $140,000,000. There seems to be no assurance that, with such a withdrawal from use of the people's circulating medium, our business community may not in the near future be subjected to the same distress which was quite lately produced from the same cause.

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  • the 1st day of December
    [Date]
  • the 30th of June next
    [Date]
  • the current year
    [Date]
  • the present year
    [Date]
  • 113,000,000
    [Money]
  • 140,000,000
    [Money]
  • 55,258,701.19
    [Money]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
And while the functions of our National Treasury should be few and simple, and while its best condition would be reached, I believe, by its entire disconnection with private business interests, yet when, by a perversion of its purposes, it idly holds money uselessly subtracted from the channels of trade, there seems to be reason for the claim that some legitimate means should be devised by the Government to restore in an emergency, without waste or extravagance, such money to its place among the people.

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  • National Treasury
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Grover Cleveland
If such an emergency arises, there now exists no clear and undoubted executive power of relief. Heretofore the redemption of 3 per cent bonds, which were payable at the option of the Government, has afforded a means for the disbursement of the excess of our revenues; but these bonds have all been retired, and there are no bonds outstanding the payment of which we have a right to insist upon.

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  • 3 per cent
    [Money]
  • Government
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
The contribution to the sinking fund which furnishes the occasion for expenditure in the purchase of bonds has been already made for the current year, so that there is no outlet in that direction. In the present state of legislation the only pretense of any existing executive power to restore at this time any part of our surplus revenues to the people by its expenditure consists in the supposition that the Secretary of the Treasury may enter the market and purchase the bonds of the Government not yet due, at a rate of premium to be agreed upon.

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  • the current year
    [Date]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
The only provision of law from which such a power could be derived is found in an appropriation bill passed a number of years ago, and it is subject to the suspicion that it was intended as temporary and limited in its application, instead of conferring a continuing discretion and authority. No condition ought to exist which would justify the grant of power to a single official, upon his judgment of its necessity, to withhold from or release to the business of the people, in an unusual manner, money held in the Treasury, and thus affect at his will the financial situation of the country;

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  • a number of years ago
    [Date]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
And if it is deemed wise to lodge in the Secretary of the Treasury the authority in the present juncture to purchase bonds, it should be plainly vested, and provided, as far as possible, with such checks and limitations as will define this official's right and discretion and at the same time relieve him from undue responsibility.

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  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
In considering the question of purchasing bonds as a means of restoring to circulation the surplus money accumulating in the Treasury, it should be borne in mind that premiums must of course be paid upon such purchase, that there may be a large part of these bonds held as investments which can not be purchased at any price, and that combinations among holders who are willing to sell may unreasonably enhance the cost of such bonds to the Government.

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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.5
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  • Finance/Investing/Stocks & Bonds

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  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
It has been suggested that the present bonded debt might be refunded at a less rate of interest and the difference between the old and new security paid in cash, thus finding use for the surplus in the Treasury. The success of this plan, it is apparent, must depend upon the volition of the holders of the present bonds;

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  • Finance/Credit & Lending

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  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
And it is not entirely certain that the inducement which must be offered them would result in more financial benefit to the Government than the purchase of bonds, while the latter proposition would reduce the principal of the debt by actual payment instead of extending it.

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  • Dale Chall
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  • Dale Chall
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  • Government
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
The proposition to deposit the money held by the Government in banks throughout the country for use by the people is, it seems to me, exceedingly objectionable in principle, as establishing too close a relationship between the operations of the Government Treasury and the business of the country and too extensive a commingling of their money, thus fostering an unnatural reliance in private business upon public funds.

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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.8
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    5.0

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  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
  • the Government Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
If this scheme should be adopted, it should only be done as a temporary expedient to meet an urgent necessity. Legislative and executive effort should generally be in the opposite direction, and should have a tendency to divorce, as much and as fast as can be safely done, the Treasury Department from private enterprise.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • 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
    262
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the Treasury Department
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
Of course it is not expected that unnecessary and extravagant appropriations will be made for the purpose of avoiding the accumulation of an excess of revenue. Such expenditure, besides the demoralization of all just conceptions of public duty which it entails, stimulates a habit of reckless improvidence not in the least consistent with the mission of our people or the high and beneficent purposes of our Government.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    349
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.05
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Grover Cleveland
I have deemed it my duty to thus bring to the knowledge of my countrymen, as well as to the attention of their representatives charged with the responsibility of legislative relief, the gravity of our financial situation. The failure of the Congress heretofore to provide against the dangers which it was quite evident the very nature of the difficulty must necessarily produce caused a condition of financial distress and apprehension since your last adjournment which taxed to the utmost all the authority and expedients within executive control;

    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
    458
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    162
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
And these appear now to be exhausted.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.0
  • Gunning Fog
    8.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    2.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.6
  • Sprache
    1.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.6
  • Sprache
    1.6

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.36
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.13
Grover Cleveland
If disaster results from the continued inaction of Congress, the responsibility must rest where it belongs. Though the situation thus far considered is fraught with danger which should be fully realized, and though it presents features of wrong to the people as well as peril to the country, it is but a result growing out of a perfectly palpable and apparent cause, constantly reproducing the same alarming circumstances -- a congested National Treasury and a depleted monetary condition in the business of the country.

    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
    429
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.49
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics
  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • National Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
It need hardly be stated that while the present situation demands a remedy, we can only be saved from a like predicament in the future by the removal of its cause. Our scheme of taxation, by means of which this needless surplus is taken from the people and put into the public Treasury, consists of a tariff or duty levied upon importations from abroad and internal-revenue taxes levied upon the consumption of tobacco and spirituous and malt liquors.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • 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
    368
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
It must be conceded that none of the things subjected to internal-revenue taxation are, strictly speaking, necessaries. There appears to be no just complaint of this taxation by the consumers of these articles, and there seems to be nothing so well able to bear the burden without hardship to any portion of the people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • 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
    260
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.55
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • News
Grover Cleveland
But our present tariff laws, the vicious, inequitable, and illogical source of unnecessary taxation, ought to be at once revised and amended. These laws, as their primary and plain effect, raise the price to consumers of all articles imported and subject to duty by precisely the sum paid for such duties.

    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
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    247
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.50
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Grover Cleveland
Thus the amount of the duty measures the tax paid by those who purchase for use these imported articles. Many of these things, however, are raised or manufactured in our own country, and the duties now levied upon foreign goods and products are called protection to these home manufactures, because they render it possible for those of our people who are manufacturers to make these taxed articles and sell them for a price equal to that demanded for the imported goods that have paid customs duty.

    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
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    407
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.23
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
Grover Cleveland
So it happens that while comparatively a few use the imported articles, millions of our people, who never used and never saw any of the foreign products, purchase and use things of the same kind made in this country, and pay therefor nearly or quite the same enhanced price which the duty adds to the imported articles.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    258
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.46
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
Grover Cleveland
Those who buy imports pay the duty charged thereon into the public Treasury, but the great majority of our citizens, who buy domestic articles of the same class, pay a sum at least approximately equal to this duty to the home manufacturer. This reference to the operation of our tariff laws is not made by way of instruction, but in order that we may be constantly reminded of the manner in which they impose a burden upon those who consume domestic products as well as those who consume imported articles, and thus create a tax upon all our people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • 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
    444
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    99
  • Syllables
    159
  • Words Per Sentence
    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
It is not proposed to entirely relieve the country of this taxation. It must be extensively continued as the source of the Government's income; and in a readjustment of our tariff the interests of American labor engaged in manufacture should be carefully considered, as well as the preservation of our manufacturers.

    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
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
It may be called protection or by any other name, but relief from the hardships and dangers of our present tariff laws should be devised with especial precaution against imperiling the existence of our manufacturing interests. But this existence should not mean a condition which, without regard to the public welfare or a national exigency, must always insure the realization of immense profits instead of moderately profitable returns.

    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
    365
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01
Grover Cleveland
As the volume and diversity of our national activities increase, new recruits are added to those who desire a continuation of the advantages which they conceive the present system of tariff taxation directly affords them. So stubbornly have all efforts to reform the present condition been resisted by those of our fellow-citizens thus engaged that they can hardly complain of the suspicion, entertained to a certain extent, that there exists an organized combination all along the line to maintain their advantage.

    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
    429
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01
Grover Cleveland
We are in the midst of centennial celebrations, and with becoming pride we rejoice in American skill and ingenuity, in American energy and enterprise, and in the wonderful natural advantages and resources developed by a century's national growth. Yet when an attempt is made to justify a scheme which permits a tax to be laid upon every consumer in the land for the benefit of our manufacturers, quite beyond a reasonable demand for governmental regard, it suits the purposes of advocacy to call our manufactures infant industries still needing the highest and greatest degree of favor and fostering care that can be wrung from Federal legislation.

    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
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    535
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    106
  • Syllables
    194
  • Words Per Sentence
    106
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    24.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • centennial
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • century's
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
It is also said that the increase in the price of domestic manufactures resulting from the present tariff is necessary in order that higher wages may be paid to our workingmen employed in manufactories than are paid for what is called the pauper labor of Europe. All will acknowledge the force of an argument which involves the welfare and liberal compensation of our laboring people.

    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
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    318
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.05
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Europe
    [Location]
Grover Cleveland
Our labor is honorable in the eyes of every American citizen; and as it lies at the foundation of our development and progress, it is entitled, without affectation or hypocrisy, to the utmost regard. The standard of our laborers' life should not be measured by that of any other country less favored, and they are entitled to their full share of all our advantages.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    294
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
By the last census it is made to appear that of the 17,392,099 of our population engaged in all kinds of industries 7,670,493 are employed in agriculture, 4,074,238 in professional and personal service (2,934,876 of whom are domestic servants and laborers), while 1,810,256 are employed in trade and transportation and 3,837,112 are classed as employed in manufacturing and mining.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    6.0
  • 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
    263
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.23

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Sciences
  • Reference

    Entities

  • 1,810,256
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 17,392,099
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 2,934,876
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 3,837,112
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 4,074,238
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 7,670,493
    [Cardinal Number]
Grover Cleveland
For present purposes, however, the last number given should be considerably reduced. Without attempting to enumerate all, it will be conceded that there should be deducted from those which it includes 375,143 carpenters and joiners, 285,401 milliners, dressmakers, and seamstresses, 172,726 blacksmiths, 133,756 tailors and tailoresses, 102,473 masons, 76,241 butchers, 41,309 bakers, 22,083 plasterers, and 4,891 engaged in manufacturing agricultural implements, amounting in the aggregate to 1,214,023, leaving 2,623,089 persons employed in such manufacturing industries as are claimed to be benefited by a high tariff.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • 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
    444
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    98
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    98
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.46
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • 1,214,023
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 102,473
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 133,756
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 172,726
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 2,623,089
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 22,083
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 285,401
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 375,143
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 4,891
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 41,309
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 76,241
    [Cardinal Number]
  • tailoresses
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
To these the appeal is made to save their employment and maintain their wages by resisting a change. There should be no disposition to answer such suggestions by the allegation that they are in a minority among those who labor, and therefore should forego an advantage in the interest of low prices for the majority.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    259
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02
Grover Cleveland
Their compensation, as it may be affected by the operation of tariff laws, should at all times be scrupulously kept in view; and yet with slight reflection they will not overlook the fact that they are consumers with the rest; that they too have their own wants and those of their families to supply from their earnings, and that the price of the necessaries of life, as well as the amount of their wages, will regulate the measure of their welfare and comfort.

    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
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    371
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.46
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01
Grover Cleveland
But the reduction of taxation demanded should be so measured as not to necessitate or justify either the loss of employment by the workingman or the lessening of his wages; and the profits still remaining to the manufacturer after a necessary readjustment should furnish no excuse for the sacrifice of the interests of his employees, either in their opportunity to work or in the diminution of their compensation.

    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
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03
Grover Cleveland
Nor can the worker in manufactures fail to understand that while a high tariff is claimed to be necessary to allow the payment of remunerative wages, it certainly results in a very large increase in the price of nearly all sorts of manufactures, which, in almost countless forms, he needs for the use of himself and his family.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    265
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.34
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
Grover Cleveland
He receives at the desk of his employer his wages, and perhaps before he reaches his home is obliged, in a purchase for family use of an article which embraces his own labor, to return in the payment of the increase in price which the tariff permits the hard-earned compensation of many days of toil. The farmer and the agriculturist, who manufacture nothing, but who pay the increased price which the tariff imposes upon every agricultural implement, upon all he wears, and upon all he uses and owns, except the increase of his flocks and herds and such things as his husbandry produces from the soil, is invited to aid in maintaining the present situation;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • 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
    532
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    116
  • Syllables
    184
  • Words Per Sentence
    116
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • many days
    [Date]
Grover Cleveland
And he is told that a high duty on imported wool is necessary for the benefit of those who have sheep to shear, in order that the price of their wool may be increased.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • Coleman Liau
    7.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    132
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    34
  • Syllables
    45
  • Words Per Sentence
    34
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03
Grover Cleveland
They, of course, are not reminded that the farmer who has no sheep is by this scheme obliged, in his purchases of clothing and woolen goods, to pay a tribute to his fellow-farmer as well as to the manufacturer and merchant, nor is any mention made of the fact that the sheep owners themselves and their households must wear clothing and use other articles manufactured from the wool they sell at tariff prices, and thus as consumers must return their share of this increased price to the tradesman.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • 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
    403
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
Grover Cleveland
I think it may be fairly assumed that a large proportion of the sheep owned by the farmers throughout the country are found in small flocks, numbering from twenty-five to fifty. The duty on the grade of imported wool which these sheep yield is 10 cents each pound if of the value of 30 cents or less and 12 cents if of the value of more than 30 cents.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    7.0
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • twenty-five to fifty
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 10 cents
    [Money]
  • 12 cents
    [Money]
  • 30 cents
    [Money]
  • more than 30 cents
    [Money]
Grover Cleveland
If the liberal estimate of 6 pounds be allowed for each fleece, the duty thereon would be 60 or 72 cents; and this may be taken as the utmost enhancement of its price to the farmer by reason of this duty. Eighteen dollars would thus represent the increased price of the wool from twenty-five sheep and $36 that from the wool of fifty sheep;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.31

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.27
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • fifty
    [Cardinal Number]
  • twenty-five
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 36
    [Money]
  • 60 or 72 cents
    [Money]
  • Eighteen dollars
    [Money]
  • 6 pounds
    [Quantity]
Grover Cleveland
And at present values this addition would amount to about one-third of its price.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.8
  • Gunning Fog
    8.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    6.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    1.8
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    1.8
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    66
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    15
  • Syllables
    21
  • Words Per Sentence
    15
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • about one-third
    [Cardinal Number]
Grover Cleveland
If upon its sale the farmer receives this or a less tariff profit, the wool leaves his hands charged with precisely that sum, which in all its changes will adhere to it until it reaches the consumer. When manufactured into cloth and other goods and material for use, its cost is not only increased to the extent of the farmer's tariff profit, but a further sum has been added for the benefit of the manufacturer under the operation of other tariff laws.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    365
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • farmer's
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
In the meantime the day arrives when the farmer finds it necessary to purchase woolen goods and material to clothe himself and family for the winter. When he faces the tradesman for that purpose, he discovers that he is obliged not only to return in the way of increased prices his tariff profit on the wool he sold, and which then perhaps lies before him in manufactured form, but that he must add a considerable sum thereto to meet a further increase in cost caused by a tariff duty on the manufacture.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • 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
    408
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.55
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • the day
    [Date]
  • the winter
    [Date]