Grover Cleveland: State of the Union Written Message - December 7, 1896

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    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Grover Cleveland
To the Congress of the United States:

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    4.0
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    2.3

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
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    1.8

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
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    1.8

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    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
As representatives of the people in the legislative branch of their Government, you have assembled at a time when the strength and excellence of our free institutions and the fitness of our citizens to enjoy popular rule have been again made manifest. A political contest involving momentous consequences, fraught with feverish apprehension, and creating aggressiveness so intense as to approach bitterness and passion has been waged throughout our land and determined by the decree of free and independent suffrage without disturbance of our tranquillity or the least sign of weakness in our national structure.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    8.0
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.0
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    5.0

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    94
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    94
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    1.78

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    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Grover Cleveland
When we consider these incidents and contemplate the peaceful obedience and manly submission which have succeeded a heated clash of political opinions, we discover abundant evidence of a determination on the part of our countrymen to abide by every verdict of the popular will and to be controlled at all times by an abiding faith in the agencies established for the direction of the affairs of their Government.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    68
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    0.93
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    6.00
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    0.09
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    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Reference/Humanities
Grover Cleveland
Thus our people exhibit a patriotic disposition which entitles them to demand of those who undertake to make and execute their laws such faithful and unselfish service in their behalf as can only be prompted by a serious appreciation of the trust and confidence which the acceptance of public duty invites.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    255
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
Grover Cleveland
In obedience to a constitutional requirement I herein submit to the Congress certain information concerning national affairs, with the suggestion of such legislation as in my judgment is necessary and expedient. To secure brevity and avoid tiresome narration I shall omit many details concerning matters within Federal control which, though by no means unimportant, are more profitably discussed in departmental reports.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    9.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    355
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    2
  • Words
    61
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    127
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    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.98

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  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
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    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
I shall also further curtail this communication by omitting a minute recital of many minor incidents connected with our foreign relations which have heretofore found a place in Executive messages, but are now contained in a report of the Secretary of State, which is herewith submitted. At the outset of a reference to the more important matters affecting our relations with foreign powers it would afford me satisfaction if I could assure the Congress that the disturbed condition in Asiatic Turkey had during the past year assumed a less hideous and bloody aspect and that, either as a consequence of the awakening of the Turkish Government to the demands of humane civilization or as the result of decisive action on the part of the great nations having the right by treaty to interfere for the protection of those exposed to the rage of mad bigotry and cruel fanaticism, the shocking features of the situation had been mitigated.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    771
  • Sentences
    2
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    157
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    276
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    157
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

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  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -11.00
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    0.01
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    Entities

  • Asiatic Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Turkish Government
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
Instead, however, of welcoming a softened disposition or protective intervention, we have been afflicted by continued and not unfrequent reports of the wanton destruction of homes and the bloody butchery of men, women, and children, made martyrs to their profession of Christian faith. While none of our citizens in Turkey have thus far been killed or wounded, though often in the midst of dreadful scenes of danger, their safety in the future is by no means assured.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    381
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    77
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    129
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    77
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    1.6

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    -0.94
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    -14.00
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    -0.03
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    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
  • Christian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
Our Government at home and our minister at Constantinople have left nothing undone to protect our missionaries in Ottoman territory, who constitute nearly all the individuals residing there who have a right to claim our protection on the score of American citizenship. Our efforts in this direction will not be relaxed;

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
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    5.0

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    266
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    51
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    51
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    1.82

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    -0.59
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
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    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Ottoman
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Constantinople
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
But the deep feeling and sympathy that have been aroused among our people ought not to so far blind their reason and judgment as to lead them to demand impossible things.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    139
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    1
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    31
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    46
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    31
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    1.42

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    -0.18
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    0.06
Grover Cleveland
The outbreaks of the blind fury which lead to murder and pillage in Turkey occur suddenly and without notice, and an attempt on our part to force such a hostile presence there as might be effective for prevention or protection would not only be resisted by the Ottoman Government, but would be regarded as an interruption of their plans by the great nations who assert their exclusive right to intervene in their own time and method for the security of life and property in Turkey.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    394
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    1
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    85
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    129
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    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.35
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Health/Health Conditions/Infectious Diseases

    Entities

  • Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Ottoman Government
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
Several naval vessels are stationed in the Mediterranean as a measure of caution and to furnish all possible relief and refuge in case of emergency. We have made claims against the Turkish Government for the pillage and destruction of missionary property at Harpoot and Marash during uprisings at those places.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    259
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    2
  • Words
    50
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    93
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    50
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    1.76

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  • VADER
    -0.49
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Harpoot
    [Country, City, State]
  • Marash
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mediterranean
    [Location]
  • the Turkish Government
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
Thus far the validity of these demands has not been admitted, though our minister, prior to such outrages and in anticipation of danger, demanded protection for the persons and property of our missionary citizens in the localities mentioned and notwithstanding that strong evidence exists of actual complicity of Turkish soldiers in the work of destruction and robbery.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    309
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    57
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    104
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    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

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  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Turkish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
The facts as they now appear do not permit us to doubt the justice of these claims, and nothing will be omitted to bring about their prompt settlement. A number of Armenian refugees having arrived at our ports, an order has lately been obtained from the Turkish Government permitting the wives and children of such refugees to join them here.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

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  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • Armenian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Turkish Government
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
It is hoped that hereafter no obstacle will be interposed to prevent the escape of all those who seek to avoid the perils which threaten them in Turkish dominions. Our recently appointed consul to Erzerum is at his post and discharging the duties of his office, though for some unaccountable reason his formal exequatur from the Sultan has not been issued.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.1
  • 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

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  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.18
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Entities

  • Erzerum
    [Country, City, State]
  • Turkish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
I do not believe that the present somber prospect in Turkey will be long permitted to offend the sight of Christendom. It so mars the humane and enlightened civilization that belongs to the close of the nineteenth century that it seems hardly possible that the earnest demand of good people throughout the Christian world for its corrective treatment will remain unanswered.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • 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

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  • Characters
    312
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Christendom
    [Country, City, State]
  • Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
  • the nineteenth century
    [Date]
  • Christian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
The insurrection in Cuba still continues with all its perplexities. It is difficult to perceive that any progress has thus far been made toward the pacification of the island or that the situation of affairs as depicted in my last annual message has in the least improved. If Spain still holds Havana and the seaports and all the considerable towns, the insurgents still roam at will over at least two-thirds of the inland country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • 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
    353
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.31
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • at least two-thirds
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Havana
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
If the determination of Spain to put down the insurrection seems but to strengthen with the lapse of time and is evinced by her unhesitating devotion of largely increased military and naval forces to the task, there is much reason to believe that the insurgents have gained in point of numbers and character and resources and are none the less inflexible in their resolve not to succumb without practically securing the great objects for which they took up arms.

    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
    382
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
If Spain has not yet reestablished her authority, neither have the insurgents yet made good their title to be regarded as an independent state. Indeed, as the contest has gone on the pretense that civil government exists on the island, except so far as Spain is able to maintain it, has been practically abandoned.

    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
    255
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.05
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
Spain does keep on foot such a government, more or less imperfectly, in the large towns and their immediate suburbs; but that exception being made, the entire country is either given over to anarchy or is subject to the military occupation of one or the other party. It is reported, indeed, on reliable authority that at the demand of the commander in chief of the insurgent army the putative Cuban government has now given up all attempt to exercise its functions, leaving that government confessedly (what there is the best reason for supposing it always to have been in fact) a government merely on paper.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • 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
    493
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    105
  • Syllables
    166
  • Words Per Sentence
    105
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
Were the Spanish armies able to meet their antagonists in the open or in pitched battle, prompt and decisive results might be looked for, and the immense superiority of the Spanish forces in numbers, discipline, and equipment could hardly fail to tell greatly to their advantage. But they are called upon to face a foe that shuns general engagements, that can choose and does choose its own ground, that from the nature of the country is visible or invisible at pleasure, and that fights only from ambuscade and when all the advantages of position and numbers are on its side.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • 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
    468
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    152
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.21
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
In a country where all that is indispensable to life in the way of food, clothing, and shelter is so easily obtainable, especially by those born and bred on the soil, it is obvious that there is hardly a limit to the time during which hostilities of this sort may be prolonged. Meanwhile, as in all cases of protracted civil strife, the passions of the combatants grow more and more inflamed and excesses on both sides become more frequent and more deplorable.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • 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
    371
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.07
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05
Grover Cleveland
They are also participated in by bands of marauders, who, now in the name of one party and now in the name of the other, as may best suit the occasion, harry the country at will and plunder its wretched inhabitants for their own advantage. Such a condition of things would inevitably entail immense destruction of property, even if it were the policy of both parties to prevent it as far as practicable;

    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
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    324
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • harry
    [Person]
Grover Cleveland
But while such seemed to be the original policy of the Spanish Government, it has now apparently abandoned it and is acting upon the same theory as the insurgents, namely, that the exigencies of the contest require the wholesale annihilation of property that it may not prove of use and advantage to the enemy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • 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
    253
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.65
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
It is to the same end that, in pursuance of general orders, Spanish garrisons are now being withdrawn from plantations and the rural population required to concentrate itself in the towns. The sure result would seem to be that the industrial value of the island is fast diminishing and that unless there is a speedy and radical change in existing conditions it will soon disappear altogether.

    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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    323
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
That value consists very largely, of course, in its capacity to produce sugar -- a capacity already much reduced by the interruptions to tillage which have taken place during the last two years. It is reliably asserted that should these interruptions continue during the current year, and practically extend, as is now threatened, to the entire sugar-producing territory of the island, so much time and so much money will be required to restore the land to its normal productiveness that it is extremely doubtful if capital can be induced to even make the attempt.

    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
    460
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    159
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.70
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Science/Earth Sciences
  • Business & Industrial/Agriculture & Forestry

    Entities

  • the current year
    [Date]
  • the last two years
    [Date]
Grover Cleveland
The spectacle of the utter ruin of an adjoining country, by nature one of the most fertile and charming on the globe, would engage the serious attention of the Government and people of the United States in any circumstances. In point of fact, they have a concern with it which is by no means of a wholly sentimental or philanthropic character.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • 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
    278
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
It lies so near to us as to be hardly separated from our territory. Our actual pecuniary interest in it is second only to that of the people and Government of Spain. It is reasonably estimated that at least from $30,000,000 to $50,000,000 of American capital are invested in plantations and in railroad, mining, and other business enterprises on the island.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.4
  • Gunning Fog
    15.4
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.05
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • $30,000,000 to $50,000,000
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
Grover Cleveland
The volume of trade between the United States and Cuba, which in 1889 amounted to about $64,000,000, rose in 1893 to about $103,000,000, and in 1894, the year before the present insurrection broke out, amounted to nearly $96,000,000. Besides this large pecuniary stake in the fortunes of Cuba, the United States finds itself inextricably involved in the present contest in other ways, both vexatious and costly.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.34
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1889
    [Date]
  • 1893
    [Date]
  • 1894
    [Date]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • about $103,000,000
    [Money]
  • about $64,000,000
    [Money]
  • nearly $96,000,000
    [Money]
Grover Cleveland
Many Cubans reside in this country, and indirectly promote the insurrection through the press, by public meetings, by the purchase and shipment of arms, by the raising of funds, and by other means which the spirit of our institutions and the tenor of our laws do not permit to be made the subject of criminal prosecutions.

    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
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.03
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Entities

  • Cubans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
Some of them, though Cubans at heart and in all their feelings and interests, have taken out papers as naturalized citizens of the United States -- a proceeding resorted to with a view to possible protection by this Government, and not unnaturally regarded with much indignation by the country of their origin.

    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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cubans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
The insurgents are undoubtedly encouraged and supported by the widespread sympathy the people of this country always and instinctively feel for every struggle for better and freer government, and which, in the case of the more adventurous and restless elements of our population, leads in only too many instances to active and personal participation in the contest.

    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
    305
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects
Grover Cleveland
The result is that this Government is constantly called upon to protect American citizens, to claim damages for injuries to persons and property, now estimated at many millions of dollars, and to ask explanations and apologies for the acts of Spanish officials whose zeal for the repression of rebellion sometimes blinds them to the immunities belonging to the unoffending citizens of a friendly power.

    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
    335
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.05
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • many millions of dollars
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
It follows from the same causes that the United States is compelled to actively police a long line of seacoast against unlawful expeditions, the escape of which the utmost vigilance will not always suffice to prevent. These inevitable entanglements of the United States with the rebellion in Cuba, the large American property interests affected, and considerations of philanthropy and humanity in general have led to a vehement demand in various quarters for some sort of positive intervention on the part of the United States.

    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
    439
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • various quarters
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
It was at first proposed that belligerent rights should be accorded to the insurgents -- a proposition no longer urged because untimely and in practical operation dearly perilous and injurious to our own interests. It has since been and is now sometimes contended that the independence of the insurgents should be recognized;

    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
    270
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Grover Cleveland
But imperfect and restricted as the Spanish government of the island may be, no other exists there, unless the will of the military officer in temporary command of a particular district can be dignified as a species of 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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    189
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    39
  • Syllables
    65
  • Words Per Sentence
    39
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.59
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
It is now also suggested that the United States should buy the island -- a suggestion possibly worthy of consideration if there were any evidence of a desire or willingness on the part of Spain to entertain such a proposal. It is urged finally that, all other methods failing, the existing internecine strife in Cuba should be terminated by our intervention, even at the cost of a war between the United States and Spain -- a war which its advocates confidently prophesy could neither be large in its proportions nor doubtful in its issue.

    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
    437
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    150
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
The correctness of this forecast need be neither affirmed nor denied. The United States has, nevertheless, a character to maintain as a nation, which plainly dictates that right and not might should be the rule of its conduct. Further, though the United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity, it is in truth the most pacific of powers and desires nothing so much as to live in amity with all the world.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
Its own ample and diversified domains satisfy all possible longings for territory, preclude all dreams of conquest, and prevent any casting of covetous eyes upon neighboring regions, however attractive. That our conduct toward Spain and her dominions has constituted no exception to this national disposition is made manifest by the course of our Government, not only thus far during the present insurrection, but during the ten years that followed the rising at Yara in 1868. No other great power, it may safely be said, under circumstances of similar perplexity, would have manifested the same restraint and the same patient endurance.

    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
    523
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    179
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.13
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Yara
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1868
    [Date]
  • the ten years
    [Date]
Grover Cleveland
It may also be said that this persistent attitude of the United States toward Spain in connection with Cuba unquestionably evinces no slight respect and regard for Spain on the part of the American people. They in truth do not forget her connection with the discovery of the Western Hemisphere, nor do they underestimate the great qualities of the Spanish people nor fail to fully recognize their splendid patriotism and their chivalrous devotion to the national honor.

    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
    390
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Western Hemisphere
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
They view with wonder and admiration the cheerful resolution with which vast bodies of men are sent across thousands of miles of ocean and an enormous debt accumulated that the costly possession of the gem of the Antilles may still hold its place in the Spanish crown. And yet neither the Government nor the people of the United States have shut their eyes to the course of events in Cuba or have failed to realize the existence of conceded grievances which have led to the present revolt from the authority of Spain -- grievances recognized by the Queen Regent and by the Cortes, voiced by the most patriotic and enlightened of Spanish statesmen, without regard to party, and demonstrated by reforms proposed by the executive and approved by the legislative branch of the Spanish 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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    651
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    134
  • Syllables
    218
  • Words Per Sentence
    134
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Reference/Humanities

    Entities

  • Antilles
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Cortes
    [Organization]
  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]
  • thousands of miles
    [Quantity]
  • the Queen Regent
    [Title]
Grover Cleveland
It is in the assumed temper and disposition of the Spanish Government to remedy these grievances, fortified by indications of influential public opinion in Spain, that this Government has hoped to discover the most promising and effective means of composing the present strife with honor and advantage to Spain and with the achievement of all the reasonable objects of the insurrection.

    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
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    323
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]
Grover Cleveland
It would seem that if Spain should offer to Cuba genuine autonomy -- a measure of home rule which, while preserving the sovereignty of Spain, would satisfy all rational requirements of her Spanish subjects -- there should be no just reason why the pacification of the island might not be effected on that 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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    251
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
Such a result would appear to be in the true interest of all concerned. It would at once stop the conflict which is now consuming the resources of the island and making it worthless for whichever party may ultimately prevail. It would keep intact the possessions of Spain without touching her honor, which will be consulted rather than impugned by the adequate redress of admitted grievances.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.4
  • Gunning Fog
    14.9
  • 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
    323
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.02
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
It would put the prosperity of the island and the fortunes of its inhabitants within their own control without severing the natural and ancient ties which bind them to the mother country, and would yet enable them to test their capacity for self-government under the most favorable conditions. It has been objected on the one side that Spain should not promise autonomy until her insurgent subjects lay down their arms;

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    346
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
On the other side, that promised autonomy, however liberal, is insufficient, because without assurance of the promise being fulfilled.

    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
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    111
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    19
  • Syllables
    41
  • Words Per Sentence
    19
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.05

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16
Grover Cleveland
But the reasonableness of a requirement by Spain of unconditional surrender on the part of the insurgent Cubans before their autonomy is conceded is not altogether apparent. It ignores important features of the situation -- the stability two years' duration has given to the insurrection; the feasibility of its indefinite prolongation in the nature of things, and, as shown by past experience, the utter and imminent ruin of the island unless the present strife is speedily composed;

    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
    399
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    142
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.79
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cubans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
Above all, the rank abuses which all parties in Spain, all branches of her Government, and all her leading public men concede to exist and profess a desire to remove.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    133
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    30
  • Syllables
    45
  • Words Per Sentence
    30
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
Facing such circumstances, to withhold the proffer of needed reforms until the parties demanding them put themselves at mercy by throwing down their arms has the appearance of neglecting the gravest of perils and inviting suspicion as to the sincerity of any professed willingness to grant reforms. The objection on behalf of the insurgents that promised reforms can not be relied upon must of course be considered, though we have no right to assume and no reason for assuming that anything Spain undertakes to do for the relief of Cuba will not be done according to both the spirit and the letter of the undertaking.

    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
    509
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    105
  • Syllables
    168
  • Words Per Sentence
    105
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
Grover Cleveland
Nevertheless, realizing that suspicions and precautions on the part of the weaker of two combatants are always natural and not always unjustifiable, being sincerely desirous in the interest of both as well as on its own account that the Cuban problem should be solved with the least possible delay, it was intimated by this Government to the Government of Spain some months ago that if a satisfactory measure of home rule were tendered the Cuban insurgents and would be accepted by them upon a guaranty of its execution the United States would endeavor to find a way not objectionable to Spain of furnishing such graranty.

    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
    9.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    514
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    105
  • Syllables
    181
  • Words Per Sentence
    105
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • some months ago
    [Date]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Grover Cleveland
While no definite response to this intimation has yet been received from the Spanish Government, it is believed to be not altogether unwelcome, while, as already suggested, no reason is perceived why it should not be approved by the insurgents. Neither party can fail to see the importance of early action, and both must realize that to prolong the present state of things for even a short period will add enormously to the time and labor and expenditure necessary to bring about the industrial recuperation of the island.

    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
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    428
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    149
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]