Franklin D. Roosevelt: State of the Union Address - January 3, 1938

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Sentences
    175
  • Words
    4,727
  • Syllables
    7,745
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    4,727
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    2884.96
  • Words Per Minute
    98.31

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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00:01:05
  Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: In addressing the Congress on the state of the Union present facts and future hazards demand that I speak clearly and earnestly of the causes which underlie events of profound concern to all. In spite of the determination of this Nation for peace, it has become clear that acts and policies of nations in other parts of the world have far-reaching effects not only upon their immediate neighbors but also on us.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    11.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    404
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    65.4
  • Words Per Minute
    79.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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00:02:12
  I am thankful that I can tell you that our Nation is at peace. It has been kept at peace despite provocations which in other days, because of their seriousness, could well have engendered war. The people of the United States and the Government of the United States have shown capacity for restraint and a civilized approach to the purposes of peace, while at the same time we maintain the integrity inherent in the sovereignty of 130,000,000 people, lest we weaken or destroy our influence for peace and jeopardize the sovereignty itself.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • 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
    429
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    67.08
  • Words Per Minute
    84.08

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • 130,000,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • other days
    [Date]
  • the Government of the United States
    [Person]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:02:12
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00:03:10
  It is our traditional policy to live at peace with other nations. More than that, we have been among the leaders in advocating the use of pacific methods of discussion and conciliation in international differences. We have striven for the reduction of military forces. But in a world of high tension and disorder, in a world where stable civilization is actually threatened, it becomes the responsibility of each nation which strives for peace at home and peace with and among others to be strong enough to assure the observance of those fundamentals of peaceful solution of conflicts which are the only ultimate basis for orderly existence.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    529
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    106
  • Syllables
    190
  • Words Per Sentence
    106
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73
  • Seconds
    58.48
  • Words Per Minute
    108.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:03:10
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00:03:46
  Resolute in our determination to respect the rights of others, and to command respect for the rights of ourselves, we must keep ourselves adequately strong in self-defense. There is a trend in the world away from the observance both of the letter and the spirit of treaties. We propose to observe, as we have in the past, our own treaty obligations to the limit;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    11.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    35.12
  • Words Per Minute
    111.05

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:03:46
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00:03:55
  But we cannot be certain of reciprocity on the part of others.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.8
  • Gunning Fog
    8.1
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    4.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    1.9
  • Sprache
    2.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    1.9
  • Sprache
    2.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    50
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    12
  • Syllables
    18
  • Words Per Sentence
    12
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    9
  • Words Per Minute
    80

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.30
  • AFINN
    1.00
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:03:55
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00:04:48
  Disregard for treaty obligations seems to have followed the surface trend away from the democratic representative form of government. It would seem, therefore, that world peace through international agreements is most safe in the hands of democratic representative governments -- or, in other words, peace is most greatly jeopardized in and by those nations where democracy has been discarded or has never developed.

    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
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    346
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81
  • Seconds
    53.36
  • Words Per Minute
    69.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • democratic
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:04:48
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00:05:21
  I have used the words "surface trend," for I still believe that civilized man increasingly insists and in the long run will insist on genuine participation in his own government. Our people believe that over the years democracies of the world will survive, and that democracy will be restored or established in those nations which today know it not.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    32.72
  • Words Per Minute
    111.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.34
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
  • years
    [Date]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:05:21
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00:06:06
  In that faith lies the future peace of mankind. At home, conditions call for my equal candor. Events of recent months are new proof that we cannot conduct a national government after the practice of 1787, or 1837 or 1887, for the obvious reason that human needs and human desires are infinitely greater, infinitely more difficult to meet than in any previous period in the life of our Republic.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    45.64
  • Words Per Minute
    90.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.50
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • 1787
    [Date]
  • 1837
    [Date]
  • 1887
    [Date]
  • recent months
    [Date]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:06:06
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00:07:02
  Hitherto it has been an acknowledged duty of government to meet these desires and needs: nothing has occurred of late to absolve the Congress, the Courts or the President from that task. It faces us as squarely, as insistently, as in March, 1933. Much of trouble in our own lifetime has sprung from a long period of inaction -- from ignoring what fundamentally was happening to us, and from a time-serving unwillingness to face facts as they forced themselves upon us.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    372
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    55.4
  • Words Per Minute
    87.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.80
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • March, 1933
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Courts
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:07:02
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00:08:01
  Our national life rests on two nearly equal producing forces, agriculture and industry, each employing about one-third of our citizens. The other third transports and distributes the products of the first two, or performs special services for the whole. The first great force, agriculture -- and with it the production of timber, minerals and other natural resources -- went forward feverishly and thoughtlessly until nature rebelled and we saw deserts encroach, floods destroy, trees disappear and soil exhausted.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    422
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71
  • Seconds
    59.6
  • Words Per Minute
    77.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.10
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Agriculture & Forestry

    Entities

  • about one-third
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:08:01
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00:08:45
  At the same time we have been discovering that vast numbers of our farming population live in a poverty more abject than that of many of the farmers of Europe whom we are wont to call peasants; that the prices of our products of agriculture are too often dependent on speculation by non-farming groups; and that foreign nations, eager to become self-sustaining or ready to put virgin land under the plough are no longer buying our surpluses of cotton and wheat and lard and tobacco and fruit as they had before.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    415
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    93
  • Syllables
    142
  • Words Per Sentence
    93
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    43.64
  • Words Per Minute
    127.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.13
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Agriculture & Forestry

    Entities

  • Europe
    [Location]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:08:45
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00:09:32
  Since 1933 we have knowingly faced a choice of three remedies. First, to cut our cost of farm production below that of other nations -- an obvious impossibility in many crops today unless we revert to human slavery or its equivalent. Second, to make the government the guarantor of farm prices and the underwriter of excess farm production without limit-a course which would bankrupt the strongest government in the world in a decade.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • 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
    350
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    46.56
  • Words Per Minute
    94.07

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.82
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1933
    [Date]
  • a decade
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Second
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:09:32
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00:10:08
  Third, to place the primary responsibility directly on the farmers themselves, under the principle of majority rule, so that they may decide, with full knowledge of the facts of surpluses, scarcities, world markets and domestic needs, what the planting of each crop should be in order to maintain a reasonably adequate supply which will assure a minimum adequate price under the normal processes of the law of supply and demand.

    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
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    351
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    36.68
  • Words Per Minute
    114.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Third
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:10:08
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00:10:50
  That means adequacy of supply but not glut. It means adequate reserves against the day of drought. It is shameless misrepresentation to call this a policy of scarcity. It is in truth insurance before the fact, instead of government subsidy after the fact. Any such plan for the control of excessive surpluses and the speculation they bring has two enemies.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    41.68
  • Words Per Minute
    86.37

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.80
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the day
    [Date]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:10:50
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00:11:21
  There are those well meaning theorists who harp on the inherent right of every free born American to do with his land what he wants-to cultivate it well -- or badly; to conserve his timber by cutting only the annual increment thereof -- or to strip it clean, let fire burn the slash, and erosion complete the ruin;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    248
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    30.68
  • Words Per Minute
    111.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.40
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:11:21
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00:11:35
  To raise only one crop-and if that crop fails, to look for food and support from his neighbors or his government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    1.8
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    1.8
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    90
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    22
  • Syllables
    28
  • Words Per Sentence
    22
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.23
  • Seconds
    14
  • Words Per Minute
    94.29

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • only one
    [Cardinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:11:35
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00:12:09
  That, I assert is not an inherent right of citizenship. For if a man farms his land to the waste of the soil or the trees, he destroys not only his own assets but the Nation's assets as well. Or if by his methods he makes himself, year after year, a financial hazard of the community and the government, he becomes not only a social problem but an economic menace.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    9.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43
  • Seconds
    34.08
  • Words Per Minute
    123.24

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.79
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • year
    [Date]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:12:09
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00:12:47
  The day has gone by when it could be claimed that government has no interest in such ill-considered practices and no right through representative methods to stop them. The other group of enemies is perhaps less well-meaning. It includes those who for partisan purposes oppose each and every practical effort to help the situation, and also those who make money from undue fluctuations in crop prices.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.8
  • Gunning Fog
    16.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • 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
    329
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    38.68
  • Words Per Minute
    105.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.75
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • The day
    [Date]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:12:47
-
00:13:16
  I gladly note that measures which seek to initiate a government program for a balanced agriculture are now in conference between the two Houses of the Congress. In their final consideration, I hope for a sound consistent measure which will keep the cost of its administration within the figure of current government expenditures in aid of agriculture.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.4
  • 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
    292
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    28.88
  • Words Per Minute
    118.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.65
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Agriculture & Forestry

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:13:16
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00:14:10
  The farmers of this Nation know that a balanced output can be put into effect without excessive cost and with the cooperation of the great majority of them. If this balance can be created by an all-weather farm program, our farm population will soon be assured of relatively constant purchasing power. From this will flow two other practical results: the consuming public will be protected against excessive food and textile prices, and the industries of the Nation and their workers will find a steadier demand for wares sold to the agricultural third of our people.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    466
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    154
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    53.8
  • Words Per Minute
    107.06

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:14:10
-
00:14:38
  To raise the purchasing power of the farmer is, however, not enough. It will not stay raised if we do not also raise the purchasing power of that third of the Nation which receives its income from industrial employment. Millions of industrial workers receive pay so low that they have little buying power.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.8
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    248
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    28.4
  • Words Per Minute
    111.97

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.48
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:14:38
-
00:15:54
  Aside from the undoubted fact that they thereby suffer great human hardship, they are unable to buy adequate food and shelter, to maintain health or to buy their share of manufactured goods. We have not only seen minimum wage and maximum hour provisions prove their worth economically and socially under government auspices in 1933, 1934 and 1935, but the people of this country, by an overwhelming vote, are in favor of having the Congress -- this Congress -- put a floor below which industrial wages shall not fall, and a ceiling beyond which the hours of industrial labor shall not rise.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    465
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    99
  • Syllables
    150
  • Words Per Sentence
    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    75.88
  • Words Per Minute
    78.28

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 1933
    [Date]
  • 1934
    [Date]
  • 1935
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • hour
    [Time]
  • the hours
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:15:54
-
00:16:20
  Here again let us analyze the opposition. A part of it is sincere in believing that an effort thus to raise the purchasing power of lowest paid industrial workers is not the business of the Federal Government. Others give "lip service" to a general objective, but do not like any specific measure that is proposed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    26
  • Words Per Minute
    129.23

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.38
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:16:20
-
00:17:13
  In both cases it is worth our while to wonder whether some of these opponents are not at heart opposed to any program for raising the wages of the underpaid or reducing the hours of the overworked. Another group opposes legislation of this type on the ground that cheap labor will help their locality to acquire industries and outside capital, or to retain industries which today are surviving only because of existing low wages and long hours.

    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
    365
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    52.24
  • Words Per Minute
    88.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.09
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
  • long hours
    [Time]
  • the hours
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:17:13
-
00:18:06
  It has been my thought that, especially during these past five years, this Nation' has grown away from local or sectional selfishness and toward national patriotism and unity. I am disappointed by some recent actions and by some recent utterances which sound like the philosophy of half a century ago. There are many communities in the United States where the average family income is pitifully low.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    53.76
  • Words Per Minute
    73.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.59
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • half a century ago
    [Date]
  • these past five years
    [Date]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:18:06
-
00:18:38
  It is in those communities that we find the poorest educational facilities and the worst conditions of health. Why? It is not because they are satisfied to live as they do. It is because those communities have the lowest per capita wealth and income; therefore, the lowest ability to pay taxes; and, therefore, inadequate functioning of local government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    288
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    32.12
  • Words Per Minute
    108.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.82
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy/Charity & Philanthropy
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:18:38
-
00:19:33
  Such communities exist in the East, in the Middle West, in the Far West, and in the South. Those who represent such areas in every part of the country do their constituents ill service by blocking efforts to raise their incomes, their property values and, therefore, their whole scale of living. In the long run, the profits from Child labor, low pay and overwork enure not to the locality or region where they exist but to the absentee owners who have sent their capital into these exploited communities to gather larger profits for themselves.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    441
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    149
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    54.36
  • Words Per Minute
    103.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.53
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • East
    [Location]
  • South
    [Location]
  • the Far West
    [Location]
  • the Middle West
    [Location]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:19:33
-
00:20:13
  Indeed, new enterprises and new industries which bring permanent wealth will come more readily to those communities which insist on good pay and reasonable hours, for the simple reason that there they will find a greater industrial efficiency and happier workers. No reasonable person seeks a complete uniformity in wages in every 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
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    39.88
  • Words Per Minute
    85.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.17
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • hours
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:20:13
-
00:20:21
  Nor does any reasonable person seek an immediate and drastic change from the lowest pay to the highest pay.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.5
  • Gunning Fog
    11.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    88
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    19
  • Syllables
    31
  • Words Per Sentence
    19
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    8.2
  • Words Per Minute
    139.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.53
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:20:21
-
00:20:50
  We are seeking, of course, only legislation to end starvation wages and intolerable hours; more desirable wages are and should continue to be the product of collective bargaining. Many of those who represent great cities have shown their understanding of the necessity of helping the agricultural third of the Nation.

    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
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    263
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78
  • Seconds
    28.92
  • Words Per Minute
    103.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • hours
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:20:50
-
00:21:27
  I hope that those who represent constituencies primarily agricultural will not underestimate the importance of extending like aid to the industrial third. Wage and hour legislation, therefore, is a problem which is definitely before this Congress for action. It is an essential part of economic recovery.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    254
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    46
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    46
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96
  • Seconds
    37.16
  • Words Per Minute
    74.27

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.63
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • hour
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:21:27
-
00:21:33
  It has the support of an overwhelming majority of our people in every walk of life.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.8
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    6.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    67
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    16
  • Syllables
    25
  • Words Per Sentence
    16
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    6.56
  • Words Per Minute
    146.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    2.00
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:21:33
-
00:22:15
  They have expressed themselves through the ballot box. Again I revert to the increase of national purchasing power as an underlying necessity of the day. If you increase that purchasing power for the farmers and for the industrial workers, especially for those in both groups who have least of it today, you will increase the purchasing power of the final third of our population -- those who transport and distribute the products of farm and factory, and those of the professions who serve all groups.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.9
  • 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
    410
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    41.24
  • Words Per Minute
    122.21

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • the day
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:22:15
-
00:22:48
  I have tried to make clear to you, and through you to the people of the United States, that this is an urgency which must be met by complete and not by partial action. If it is met, if the purchasing power of the Nation as a whole -- in other words, the total of the Nation's income -- can be still further increased, other happy results will flow from such increase.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.1
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    33.4
  • Words Per Minute
    125.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:22:48
-
00:23:44
  We have raised the Nation's income from thirty-eight billion dollars in the year 1932 to about sixty-eight billion dollars in the year 1937. Our goal, our objective is to raise it to ninety or one hundred billion dollars. We have heard much about a balanced budget, and it is interesting to note that many of those who have pleaded for a balanced budget as the sole need now come to me to plead for additional government expenditures at the expense of unbalancing the budget.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    376
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    55.88
  • Words Per Minute
    92.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • about sixty-eight billion dollars
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Nation's
    [Date]
  • the year 1932
    [Date]
  • the year 1937
    [Date]
  • ninety or one hundred billion dollars
    [Money]
  • thirty-eight billion dollars
    [Money]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:23:44
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00:25:00
  As the Congress is fully aware, the annual deficit, large for several years, has been declining the last fiscal year and this. The proposed budget for 1939, which I shall shortly send to the Congress, will exhibit a further decrease in the deficit, though not a balance between income and outgo. To many who have pleaded with me for an immediate balancing of the budget, by a sharp curtailment or even elimination of government functions, I have asked the question: "What present expenditures would you reduce or eliminate?" And the invariable answer has been "that is not my business -- I know nothing of the details, but I am sure that it could be done." That is not what you or I would call helpful citizenship.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • 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
    580
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    129
  • Syllables
    199
  • Words Per Sentence
    129
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    76.08
  • Words Per Minute
    101.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News

    Entities

  • 1939
    [Date]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • several years
    [Date]
  • the last fiscal year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:25:00
-
00:25:48
  On only one point do most of them have a suggestion. They think that relief for the unemployed by the giving of work is wasteful, and when I pin them down I discover that at heart they are actually in favor of substituting a dole in place of useful work. To that neither I nor, I am confident, the Senators and Representatives in the Congress will ever consent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    288
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    48.36
  • Words Per Minute
    84.37

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • only one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Senators and Representatives
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:25:48
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00:26:49
  I am as anxious as any banker or industrialist or business man or investor or economist that the budget of the United States Government be brought into balance as quickly as possible. But I lay down certain conditions which seem reasonable and which I believe all should accept. The first condition is that we continue the policy of not permitting any needy American who can and is willing to work to starve because the Federal Government does not provide the work.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    382
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    60.08
  • Words Per Minute
    80.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.63
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:26:49
-
00:27:31
  The second is that the Congress and the Executive join hands in eliminating or curtailing any Federal activity which can be eliminated or curtailed or even postponed without harming necessary government functions or the safety of the Nation from a national point of view. The third is to raise the purchasing power of the Nation to the point that the taxes on this purchasing power -- or, in other words, on the Nation's income -- will be sufficient to meet the necessary expenditures of the national government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    417
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    148
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    42.28
  • Words Per Minute
    120.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Date]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:27:31
-
00:28:05
  I have hitherto stated that, in my judgment, the expenditures of the national government cannot be cut much below seven billion dollars a year without destroying essential functions or letting people starve. That sum can be raised and will be cheerfully provided by the American people, if we can increase the Nation's income to a point well beyond the present level.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69
  • Seconds
    33.96
  • Words Per Minute
    107.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • seven billion dollars
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:28:05
-
00:28:39
  This does not mean that as the Nation's income goes up the Federal expenditures should rise in proportion. On the contrary, the Congress and the Executive should use every effort to hold the normal Federal expenditures to approximately the present level, thus making it possible, with an increase in the Nation's income and the resulting increase in tax receipts, not only to balance future budgets but to reduce the debt.

    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
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    345
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    34.28
  • Words Per Minute
    122.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.24
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nation's
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:28:39
-
00:29:11
  In line with this policy fall my former recommendations for the reorganization and improvement of the administrative structure of the government, both for immediate Executive needs and for the planning of future national needs. I renew those recommendations. In relation to tax changes, three things should be kept in mind.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    269
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78
  • Seconds
    31.84
  • Words Per Minute
    94.22

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.46
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:29:11
-
00:29:43
  First, the total sum to be derived by the Federal Treasury must not be decreased as a result of any changes in schedules. Second, abuses by individuals or corporations designed to escape tax-paying by using various methods of doing business, corporate and otherwise -- abuses which we have sought, with great success, to end -- must not be restored.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    32.24
  • Words Per Minute
    107.94

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.26
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Federal Treasury
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:29:43
-
00:30:34
  Third, we should rightly change certain provisions where they are proven to work definite hardship, especially on the small business men of the Nation. But, speculative income should not be favored over earned income. It is human nature to argue that this or that tax is responsible for every ill. It is human nature on the part of those who pay graduated taxes to attack all taxes based on the principle of ability to pay.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    9.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    342
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    50.48
  • Words Per Minute
    89.14

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.85
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Third
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:30:34
-
00:31:24
  These are the same complainants who for a generation blocked the imposition of a graduated income tax. They are the same complainants who would impose the type of flat sales tax which places the burden of government more on those least able to pay and less on those most able to pay. Our conclusion must be that while proven hardships should be corrected, they should not be corrected in such a way as to restore abuses already terminated or to shift a greater burden to the less fortunate.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • 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
    399
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    50.12
  • Words Per Minute
    105.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Finance
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:31:24
-
00:31:54
  This subject leads naturally into the wider field of the public attitude toward business. The objective of increasing the purchasing power of the farming third, the industrial third and the service third of our population presupposes the cooperation of what we call capital and labor. Capital is essential;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    255
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    48
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    48
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81
  • Seconds
    30.48
  • Words Per Minute
    94.49

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:31:54
-
00:32:14
  Reasonable earnings on capital are essential; but misuse of the powers of capital or selfish suspension of the employment of capital must be ended, or the capitalistic system will destroy itself through its own abuses.

    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
    181
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    35
  • Syllables
    64
  • Words Per Sentence
    35
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86
  • Seconds
    20.04
  • Words Per Minute
    104.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.94
  • AFINN
    -11.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.10

    Topics

  • People & Society
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:32:14
-
00:33:01
  The overwhelming majority of business men and bankers intend to be good citizens. Only a small minority have displayed poor citizenship by engaging in practices which are dishonest or definitely harmful to society. This statement is straightforward and true. No person in any responsible place in the Government of the United States today has ever taken any position contrary to it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    318
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84
  • Seconds
    47.12
  • Words Per Minute
    77.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • today
    [Date]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:33:01
-
00:33:55
  But, unfortunately for the country, when attention is called to, or attack is made on specific misuses of capital, there has been a deliberate purpose on the part of the condemned minority to distort the criticism into an attack on all capital. That is wilful deception but it does not long deceive. If attention is called to, or attack made on, certain wrongful business practices, there are those who are eager to call it "an attack on all business." That, too, is wilful deception that will not long deceive.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.4
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    416
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    53.24
  • Words Per Minute
    102.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.98
  • AFINN
    -23.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.11
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:33:55
-
00:34:33
  Let us consider certain facts: There are practices today which most people believe should be ended. They include tax avoidance through corporate and other methods, which I have previously mentioned; excessive capitalization, investment write-ups and security manipulations; price rigging and collusive bidding in defiance of the spirit of the antitrust laws by methods which baffle prosecution under the present statutes.

    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
    354
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.87
  • Seconds
    38.52
  • Words Per Minute
    95.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]