Bill Clinton: State of the Union Address - January 23, 1996

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    29,002
  • Sentences
    363
  • Words
    6,373
  • Syllables
    9,721
  • Words Per Sentence
    6,373
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    3,695
  • Words Per Minute
    103.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    1.00
  • AFINN
    138.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • Law & Government/Social Services
  • News/Politics
Bill Clinton
00:00:00
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00:00:48
  Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of the 104th Congress, distinguished guests, my fellow Americans all across our land: Let me begin tonight by saying to our men and women in uniform around the world and especially those helping peace take root in Bosnia and to their families, I thank you.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.6
  • Gunning Fog
    8.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    6.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    251
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    48.16
  • Words Per Minute
    68.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • Bosnia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 104th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:00:48
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00:01:21
  America is very, very proud of you. My duty tonight is to report on the state of the Union, not the state of our Government but of our American community, and to set forth our responsibilities, in the words of our Founders, to form a more perfect Union. The state of the Union is strong. Our economy is the healthiest it has been in three decades.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    9.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    6.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    273
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    33.44
  • Words Per Minute
    118.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • three decades
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Union
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:01:21
-
00:01:59
  We have the lowest combined rates of unemployment and inflation in 27 years. We have completed -- created nearly 8 million new jobs, over a million of them in basic industries like construction and automobiles. America is selling more cars than Japan for the first time since the 1970's. And for 3 years in a row, we have had a record number of new businesses started in our country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    38.08
  • Words Per Minute
    107.14

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services

    Entities

  • nearly 8 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • over a million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • 27 years
    [Date]
  • 3 years in a row
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Bill Clinton
00:01:59
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00:02:21
  Our leadership in the world is also strong, bringing hope for new peace. And perhaps most important, we are gaining ground in restoring our fundamental values. The crime rate, the welfare and food stamp rolls, the poverty rate, and the teen pregnancy rate are all down. And as they go down, prospects for America's future go up.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    9.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    7.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    22.2
  • Words Per Minute
    154.05

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy
Bill Clinton
00:02:21
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00:03:04
  We live in an age of possibility. A hundred years ago we moved from farm to factory. Now we move to an age of technology, information, and global competition. These changes have opened vast new opportunities for our people, but they have also presented them with stiff challenges. While more Americans are living better, too many of our fellow citizens are working harder just to keep up, and they are rightly concerned about the security of their families.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    11.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    370
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    42.2
  • Words Per Minute
    110.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • A hundred years ago
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:03:04
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00:03:31
  We must answer here three fundamental questions: First, how do we make the American dream of opportunity for all a reality for all Americans who are willing to work for it? Second, how do we preserve our old and enduring values as we move into the future? And third, how do we meet these challenges together, as one America?

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    258
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    27.16
  • Words Per Minute
    130.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Bill Clinton
00:03:31
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00:04:06
  We know big Government does not have all the answers. We know there's not a program for every problem. We know, and we have worked to give the American people a smaller, less bureaucratic Government in Washington. And we have to give the American people one that lives within its means. The era of big Government is over.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.4
  • Gunning Fog
    6.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    5.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    256
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    35.72
  • Words Per Minute
    97.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.40
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:04:06
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00:05:12
  But we cannot go back to the time when our citizens were left to fend for themselves. Instead, we must go forward as one America, one nation working together to meet the challenges we face together. Self-reliance and teamwork are not opposing virtues; we must have both. I believe our new, smaller Government must work in an old-fashioned American way, together with all of our citizens through State and local governments, in the workplace, in religious, charitable, and civic associations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.5
  • Gunning Fog
    14.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    397
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    65.04
  • Words Per Minute
    75.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.33
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • State
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:05:12
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00:05:38
  Our goal must be to enable all our people to make the most of their own lives, with stronger families, more educational opportunity, economic security, safer streets, a cleaner environment in a safer world. To improve the state of our Union, we must ask more of ourselves, we must expect more of each other, and we must face our challenges together.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    26.72
  • Words Per Minute
    136.98

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05
Bill Clinton
00:05:38
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00:06:34
  Here, in this place, our responsibility begins with balancing the budget in a way that is fair to all Americans. There is now broad bipartisan agreement that permanent deficit spending must come to an end. I compliment the Republican leadership and the membership for the energy and determination you have brought to this task of balancing the budget.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69
  • Seconds
    55.76
  • Words Per Minute
    62.41

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:06:34
-
00:07:15
  And I thank the Democrats for passing the largest deficit reduction plan in history in 1993, which has already cut the deficit nearly in half in 3 years. Since 1993, we have all begun to see the benefits of deficit reduction. Lower interest rates have made it easier for businesses to borrow and to invest and to create new jobs.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.5
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    256
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    40.84
  • Words Per Minute
    88.15

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Business News
  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1993
    [Date]
  • 3 years
    [Date]
  • Democrats
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:07:15
-
00:07:48
  Lower interest rates have brought down the cost of home mortgages, car payments, and credit card rates to ordinary citizens. Now it is time to finish the job and balance the budget. Though differences remain among us which are significant, the combined total of the proposed savings that are common to both plans is more than enough, using the numbers from your Congressional Budget Office, to balance the budget in 7 years and to provide a modest tax cut.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • 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
    369
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    33.56
  • Words Per Minute
    141.24

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance/Credit & Lending/Loans

    Entities

  • 7 years
    [Date]
  • Congressional Budget Office
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:07:48
-
00:08:30
  These cuts are real. They will require sacrifice from everyone. But these cuts do not undermine our fundamental obligations to our parents, our children, and our future by endangering Medicare or Medicaid or education or the environment or by raising taxes on working families. I have said before, and let me say again, many good ideas have come out of our negotiations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    41.72
  • Words Per Minute
    89.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • Medicaid
    [Organization]
  • Medicare
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:08:30
-
00:09:07
  I have learned a lot about the way both Republicans and Democrats view the debate before us. I have learned a lot about the good ideas that each side has that we could all embrace. We ought to resolve our remaining differences. I am willing to work to resolve them. I am ready to meet tomorrow. But I ask you to consider that we should at least enact these savings that both plans have in common and give the American people their balanced budget, a tax cut, lower interest rates, and a brighter future.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.1
  • Gunning Fog
    8.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    6.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    401
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    141
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    36.72
  • Words Per Minute
    153.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • tomorrow
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Democrats
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Republicans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:09:07
-
00:09:46
  We should do that now and make permanent deficits yesterday's legacy. Now it is time for us to look also to the challenges of today and tomorrow, beyond the burdens of yesterday. The challenges are significant. But our Nation was built on challenges. America was built on challenges, not promises. And when we work together to meet them, we never fail.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.1
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    5.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    38.96
  • Words Per Minute
    93.94

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.43
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • today
    [Date]
  • tomorrow
    [Date]
  • yesterday
    [Date]
Bill Clinton
00:09:46
-
00:10:13
  That is the key to a more perfect Union. Our individual dreams must be realized by our common efforts. Tonight I want to speak to you about the challenges we all face as a people. Our first challenge is to cherish our children and strengthen America's families. Family is the foundation of American life.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    8.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    10.9
  • ARI
    5.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    245
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    26.84
  • Words Per Minute
    120.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:10:13
-
00:10:19
  If we have stronger families, we will have a stronger America.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    8.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    5.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    50
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    11
  • Syllables
    19
  • Words Per Sentence
    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    6.24
  • Words Per Minute
    105.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.15

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
Bill Clinton
00:10:19
-
00:11:22
  Before I go on, I'd like to take just a moment to thank my own family and to thank the person who has taught me more than anyone else over 25 years about the importance of families and children, a wonderful wife, a magnificent mother, and a great First Lady. Thank you, Hillary. All strong families begin with taking more responsibility for our children.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.3
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.3
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    63.32
  • Words Per Minute
    60.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    23.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • 25 years
    [Date]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Hillary
    [Person]
  • just a moment
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:11:22
-
00:11:51
  I've heard Mrs. Gore say that it's hard to be a parent today, but it's even harder to be a child. So all of us, not just as parents but all of us in our other roles -- our media, our schools, our teachers, our communities, our churches and synagogues, our businesses, our governments -- all of us have a responsibility to help our children to make it and to make the most of their lives and their God-given capacities.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.1
  • Coleman Liau
    8.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    320
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    28.44
  • Words Per Minute
    166.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.52
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
  • Gore
    [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:11:51
-
00:12:34
  To the media, I say you should create movies and CD's and television shows you'd want your own children and grandchildren to enjoy. I call on Congress to pass the requirement for a V-chip in TV sets so that parents can screen out programs they believe are inappropriate for their children. When parents control what their young children see, that is not censorship;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    43.6
  • Words Per Minute
    88.07

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    1.00

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:12:34
-
00:12:40
  That is enabling parents to assume more personal responsibility for their children's upbringing.

    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
    7.9
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    82
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    13
  • Syllables
    28
  • Words Per Sentence
    13
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.08
  • Seconds
    5.96
  • Words Per Minute
    130.87

    Sentiment

  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.07
Bill Clinton
00:12:40
-
00:13:12
  And I urge them to do it. The Vchip requirement is part of the important telecommunications bill now pending in this Congress. It has bipartisan support, and I urge you to pass it now. To make the V-chip work, I challenge the broadcast industry to do what movies have done, to identify your program in ways that help parents to protect their children.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    10.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    7.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    31.44
  • Words Per Minute
    122.14

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Vchip
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:13:12
-
00:13:48
  And I invite the leaders of major media corporations in the entertainment industry to come to the White House next month to work with us in a positive way on concrete ways to improve what our children see on television. I am ready to work with you. I say to those who make and market cigarettes, every year a million children take up smoking, even though it's against the law.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    36.48
  • Words Per Minute
    115.13

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • every year
    [Date]
  • next month
    [Date]
  • the White House
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:13:48
-
00:14:38
  Three hundred thousand of them will have their lives shortened as a result. Our administration has taken steps to stop the massive marketing campaigns that appeal to our children. We are simply saying: Market your products to adults, if you wish, but draw the line on children. I say to those who are on welfare, and especially to those who have been trapped on welfare for a long time: For too long our welfare system has undermined the values of family and work instead of supporting them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    396
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    50.24
  • Words Per Minute
    103.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.05
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Three hundred thousand
    [Cardinal Number]
Bill Clinton
00:14:38
-
00:15:20
  The Congress and I are near agreement on sweeping welfare reform. We agree on time limits, tough work requirements, and the toughest possible child support enforcement. But I believe we must also provide child care so that mothers who are required to go to work can do so without worrying about what is happening to their children.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.2
  • Gunning Fog
    11.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    41.6
  • Words Per Minute
    82.21

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:15:20
-
00:15:59
  I challenge this Congress to send me a bipartisan welfare reform bill that will really move people from welfare to work and do the right thing by our children. I will sign it immediately. Let us be candid about this difficult problem. Passing a law, even the best possible law, is only a first step. The next step is to make it work.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.0
  • Gunning Fog
    8.2
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    4.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    38.56
  • Words Per Minute
    98.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.02
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:15:59
-
00:16:22
  I challenge people on welfare to make the most of this opportunity for independence. I challenge American businesses to give people on welfare the chance to move into the work force. I applaud the work of religious groups and others who care for the poor. More than anyone else in our society, they know the true difficulty of the task before us, and they are in a position to help.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.8
  • Gunning Fog
    11.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    23.32
  • Words Per Minute
    180.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:16:22
-
00:16:46
  Every one of us should join them. That is the only way we can make real welfare reform a reality in the lives of the American people. To strengthen the family we must do everything we can to keep the teen pregnancy rate going down. I am gratified, as I'm sure all Americans are, that it has dropped for 2 years in a row.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.1
  • Gunning Fog
    9.5
  • Coleman Liau
    7.1
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    4.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    249
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    24.4
  • Words Per Minute
    157.38

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • 2 years in a row
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:16:46
-
00:17:13
  But we all know it is still far too high. Tonight I am pleased to announce that a group of prominent Americans is responding to that challenge by forming an organization that will support grassroots community efforts all across our country in a national campaign against teen pregnancy. And I challenge all of us and every American to join their efforts.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61
  • Seconds
    27.12
  • Words Per Minute
    134.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:17:13
-
00:18:01
  I call on American men and women in families to give greater respect to one another. We must end the deadly scourge of domestic violence in our country. And I challenge America's families to work harder to stay together. For families who stay together not only do better economically, their children do better as well.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    12.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    258
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71
  • Seconds
    48.12
  • Words Per Minute
    68.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:18:01
-
00:18:23
  In particular, I challenge the fathers of this country to love and care for their children. If your family has separated, you must pay your child support. We're doing more than ever to make sure you do, and we're going to do more. But let's all admit something about that, too: A check will never substitute for a parent's love and guidance.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.6
  • Gunning Fog
    9.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    6.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    267
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    21.96
  • Words Per Minute
    169.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society
Bill Clinton
00:18:23
-
00:19:04
  And only you -- only you can make the decision to help raise your children. No matter who you are, how low or high your station in life, it is the most basic human duty of every American to do that job to the best of his or her ability. Our second challenge is to provide Americans with the educational opportunities we'll all need for this new century.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    12.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    40.16
  • Words Per Minute
    100.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • this new century
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • we'll
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:19:04
-
00:19:48
  In our schools, every classroom in America must be connected to the information superhighway, with computers and good software and well-trained teachers. We are working with the telecommunications industry, educators, and parents to connect 20 percent of California's classrooms by this spring, and every classroom and every library in the entire United States by the year 2000. I ask Congress to support this education technology initiative so that we can make sure this national partnership succeeds.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    411
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    138
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81
  • Seconds
    43.96
  • Words Per Minute
    105.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education/Primary & Secondary Schooling (K-12)

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the year 2000
    [Date]
  • this spring
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • 20 percent
    [Percent]
Bill Clinton
00:19:48
-
00:20:11
  Every diploma ought to mean something. I challenge every community, every school, and every State to adopt national standards of excellence, to measure whether schools are meeting those standards, to cut bureaucratic redtape so that schools and teachers have more flexibility for grassroots reform, and to hold them accountable for results.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    283
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8
  • Seconds
    22.96
  • Words Per Minute
    133.28

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:20:11
-
00:20:42
  That's what our Goals 2000 initiative is all about. I challenge every State to give all parents the right to choose which public school their children will attend and to let teachers form new schools with a charter they can keep only if they do a good job. I challenge all our schools to teach character education, to teach good values and good citizenship.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.8
  • Gunning Fog
    11.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    10.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.8
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.8
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    31.76
  • Words Per Minute
    120.91

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education

    Entities

  • 2000
    [Date]
  • State
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:20:42
-
00:21:12
  And if it means that teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms. I challenge our parents to become their children's first teachers. Turn off the TV. See that the homework is done. And visit your children's classroom.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.7
  • Gunning Fog
    7.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    8.4
  • ARI
    6.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    263
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    79
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    29.24
  • Words Per Minute
    110.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.74
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education/Primary & Secondary Schooling (K-12)

    Entities

  • children's
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Bill Clinton
00:21:12
-
00:21:37
  No program, no teacher, no one else can do that for you. My fellow Americans, higher education is more important today than ever before. We've created a new student loan program that's made it easier to borrow and repay those loans, and we have dramatically cut the student loan default rate. That's something we should all be proud of because it was unconscionably high just a few years ago.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    10.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    25.52
  • Words Per Minute
    162.23

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Credit & Lending
  • Jobs & Education/Education

    Entities

  • a few years ago
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:21:37
-
00:22:12
  Through AmeriCorps, our national service program, this year 25,000 young people will earn college money by serving their local communities to improve the lives of their friends and neighbors. These initiatives are right for America, and we should keep them going. And we should also work hard to open the doors of college even wider.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    9.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    267
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    35.04
  • Words Per Minute
    95.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • 25,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • AmeriCorps
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:22:12
-
00:22:47
  I challenge Congress to expand work-study and help one million young Americans work their way through college by the year 2000, to provide a $1,000 merit scholarship for the top 5 percent of graduates in every high school in the United States, to expand Pell grant scholarships for deserving and needy students, and to make up to $10,000 a year of college tuition tax deductible.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • 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
    292
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    35.12
  • Words Per Minute
    116.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Grants, Scholarships & Financial Aid/Study Grants & Scholarships
  • Jobs & Education/Education/Colleges & Universities

    Entities

  • one million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the year 2000
    [Date]
  • 1,000
    [Money]
  • up to $10,000
    [Money]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Pell
    [Organization]
  • 5 percent
    [Percent]
Bill Clinton
00:22:47
-
00:23:33
  It's a good idea for America. Our third challenge is to help every American who is willing to work for it achieve economic security in this new age. People who work hard still need support to get ahead in the new economy. They need education and training for a lifetime. They need more support for families raising children.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.1
  • Gunning Fog
    10.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    5.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    46.12
  • Words Per Minute
    75.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Bill Clinton
00:23:33
-
00:24:00
  They need retirement security. They need access to health care. More and more Americans are finding that the education of their childhood simply doesn't last a lifetime. So I challenge Congress to consolidate 70 overlapping, antiquated job training programs into a simple voucher worth $2,600 for unemployed or underemployed workers to use as they please for community college tuition or other training.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    26.92
  • Words Per Minute
    140.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Health

    Entities

  • 70
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 2,600
    [Money]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:24:00
-
00:24:50
  This is a "GI bill" for America's workers we should all be able to agree on. More and more Americans are working hard without a raise. Congress sets the minimum wage. Within a year, the minimum wage will fall to a 40-year low in purchasing power. Four dollars and 25 cents an hour is no longer a minimum wage, but millions of Americans and their children are trying to live on it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.6
  • Gunning Fog
    8.6
  • Coleman Liau
    8.2
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    5.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    302
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    49.44
  • Words Per Minute
    89.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.15
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy/Work & Labor Issues

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 40-year
    [Date]
  • a year
    [Date]
  • 25 cents
    [Money]
  • Four dollars
    [Money]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:24:50
-
00:25:56
  I challenge you to raise their minimum wage. In 1993, Congress cut the taxes of 15 million hard-pressed working families to make sure that no parents who work full time would have to raise their children in poverty and to encourage people to move from welfare to work. This expanded earned-income tax credit is now worth about $1,800 a year to a family of four living on $20,000. The budget bill I vetoed would have reversed this achievement and raised taxes on nearly 8 million of these people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    381
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    66.6
  • Words Per Minute
    82.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • 15 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • nearly 8 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1993
    [Date]
  • 20,000
    [Money]
  • about $1,800
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:25:56
-
00:26:40
  We should not do that. We should not do that. But I also agree that the people who are helped under this initiative are not all those in our country who are working hard to do a good job raising their children and at work. I agree that we need a tax credit for working families with children. That's one of the things most of us in this Chamber, I hope, can agree on.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.2
  • Gunning Fog
    7.0
  • Coleman Liau
    6.9
  • SMOG
    6.9
  • ARI
    4.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.4
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.4
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.27
  • Seconds
    43.44
  • Words Per Minute
    102.21

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Chamber
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:26:40
-
00:27:15
  I know it is strongly supported by the Republican majority. And it should be part of any final budget agreement. I want to challenge every business that can possibly afford it to provide pensions for your employees. And I challenge Congress to pass a proposal recommended by the White House Conference on Small Business that would make it easier for small businesses and farmers to establish their own pension plans.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.6
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    35.12
  • Words Per Minute
    119.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the White House Conference on Small Business
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:27:15
-
00:28:06
  That is something we should all agree on. We should also protect existing pension plans. Two years ago, with bipartisan support that was almost unanimous on both sides of the aisle, we moved to protect the pensions of 8 million working people and to stabilize the pensions of 32 million more. Congress should not now let companies endanger those workers' pension funds.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    50.92
  • Words Per Minute
    73.06

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Finance/Financial Planning & Management/Retirement & Pension

    Entities

  • 32 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 8 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Two years ago
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:28:06
-
00:28:44
  I know the proposal to liberalize the ability of employers to take money out of pension funds for other purposes would raise money for the Treasury, but I believe it is false economy. I vetoed that proposal last year, and I would have to do so again. Finally, if our working families are going to succeed in the new economy, they must be able to buy health insurance policies that they do not lose when they change jobs or when someone in their family gets sick.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    370
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    37.8
  • Words Per Minute
    136.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.58
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Financial Planning & Management

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:28:44
-
00:29:12
  Over the past 2 years, over one million Americans in working families have lost their health insurance. We have to do more to make health care available to every American. And Congress should start by passing the bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Kennedy and Senator Kassebaum that would require insurance companies to stop dropping people when they switch jobs and stop denying coverage for preexisting conditions.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • 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
    348
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73
  • Seconds
    28.88
  • Words Per Minute
    137.12

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.60
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Finance/Insurance
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • over one million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the past 2 years
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Kassebaum
    [Person]
  • Kennedy
    [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:29:12
-
00:29:58
  Let's all do that. And even as we enact savings in these programs, we must have a common commitment to preserve the basic protections of Medicare and Medicaid, not just to the poor but to people in working families, including children, people with disabilities, people with AIDS, senior citizens in nursing homes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • 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
    253
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    46
  • Words Per Minute
    67.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.06
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • Medicaid
    [Organization]
  • Medicare
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:29:58
-
00:30:57
  In the past 3 years, we've saved $15 billion just by fighting health care fraud and abuse. We have all agreed to save much more. We have all agreed to stabilize the Medicare Trust Fund. But we must not abandon our fundamental obligations to the people who need Medicare and Medicaid. America cannot become stronger if they become weaker.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.6
  • Gunning Fog
    8.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    10.9
  • ARI
    5.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    58.64
  • Words Per Minute
    60.37

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.23
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Insurance

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past 3 years
    [Date]
  • $15 billion
    [Money]
  • Medicaid
    [Organization]
  • Medicare
    [Organization]
  • the Medicare Trust Fund
    [Organization]
  • we've
    [Organization]