Gerald Ford: State of the Union Address - January 12, 1977

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.1
  • 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
    22,867
  • Sentences
    219
  • Words
    4,751
  • Syllables
    7,801
  • Words Per Sentence
    4,751
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    2,699
  • Words Per Minute
    105.62

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government
Gerald Ford
00:00:00
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00:00:32
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of the 95th Congress, and distinguished guests: In accordance with the Constitution, I come before you once again to report on the state of the Union. This report will be my last -- maybe --

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.8
  • Gunning Fog
    6.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    4.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    177
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    39
  • Syllables
    58
  • Words Per Sentence
    39
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    32.64
  • Words Per Minute
    71.69

    Sentiment

  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • 95th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
Gerald Ford
00:00:32
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00:00:42
  -- but for the Union it is only the first of such reports in our third century of independence, the close of which none of us will ever see.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    14.1
  • Coleman Liau
    6.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    108
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    28
  • Syllables
    37
  • Words Per Sentence
    28
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    9.4
  • Words Per Minute
    178.72

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • our third century
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:00:42
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00:01:32
  We can be confident, however, that 100 years from now a freely elected President will come before a freely elected Congress chosen to renew our great Republic's pledge to the Government of the people, by the people, and for the people. For my part I pray the third century we are beginning will bring to all Americans, our children and their children's children, a greater measure of individual equality, opportunity, and justice, a greater abundance of spiritual and material blessings, and a higher quality of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    446
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    152
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    50.08
  • Words Per Minute
    110.22

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    24.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.07

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • 100 years from now
    [Date]
  • the third century
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • children's
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:01:32
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00:02:03
  The state of the Union is a measurement of the many elements of which it is composed -- a political union of diverse States, an economic union of varying interests, an intellectual union of common convictions, and a moral union of immutable ideals. Taken in sum, I can report that the state of the Union is good.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    248
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    31.04
  • Words Per Minute
    108.25

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02
Gerald Ford
00:02:03
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00:02:52
  There is room for improvement, as always, but today we have a more perfect Union than when my stewardship began. As a people we discovered that our Bicentennial was much more than a celebration of the past; it became a joyous reaffirmation of all that it means to be Americans, a confirmation before all the world of the vitality and durability of our free institutions.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    49.72
  • Words Per Minute
    78.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Bicentennial
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:02:52
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00:03:25
  I am proud to have been privileged to preside over the affairs of our Federal Government during these eventful years when we proved, as I said in my first words upon assuming office, that "our Constitution works; our great Republic is a Government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule." The people have spoken;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.5
  • Gunning Fog
    9.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    32.84
  • Words Per Minute
    107.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • years
    [Date]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Federal Government
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:03:25
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00:03:30
  They have chosen a new President and a new Congress to work their will.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.2
  • Gunning Fog
    5.6
  • Coleman Liau
    8.2
  • SMOG
    3.3
  • ARI
    4.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    2.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    2.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    57
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    14
  • Syllables
    19
  • Words Per Sentence
    14
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.21
  • Seconds
    4.72
  • Words Per Minute
    177.97

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:03:30
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00:03:58
  I congratulate you -- particularly the new Members -- as sincerely as I did President-elect Carter. In a few days it will be his duty to outline for you his priorities and legislative recommendations. Tonight I will not infringe on that responsibility, but rather wish him the very best in all that is good for our country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    12.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    258
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    27.76
  • Words Per Minute
    121.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • a few days
    [Date]
  • Carter
    [Person]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Gerald Ford
00:03:58
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00:04:38
  During the period of my own service in this Capitol and in the White House, I can recall many orderly transitions of governmental responsibility -- of problems as well as of position, of burdens as well as of power. The genius of the American system is that we do this so naturally and so normally. There are no soldiers marching in the street except in the Inaugural Parade;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    40.56
  • Words Per Minute
    99.11

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.49
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the Inaugural Parade
    [Event]
  • the White House
    [Infrastructure]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Capitol
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:04:38
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00:05:14
  No public demonstrations except for some of the dancers at the Inaugural Ball; the opposition party doesn't go underground, but goes on functioning vigorously in the Congress and in the country; and our vigilant press goes right on probing and publishing our faults and our follies, confirming the wisdom of the framers of the first amendment.

    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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    35.92
  • Words Per Minute
    93.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the Inaugural Ball
    [Infrastructure]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:05:14
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00:05:45
  Because of the transfer of authority in our form of government affects the state of the Union and of the world, I am happy to report to you that the current transition is proceeding very well. I was determined that it should; I wanted the new President to get off on an easier start than I had. When I became President on August 9, 1974, our Nation was deeply divided and tormented.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43
  • Seconds
    30.32
  • Words Per Minute
    142.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • August 9, 1974
    [Date]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:05:45
-
00:06:08
  In rapid succession the Vice President and the President had resigned in disgrace. We were still struggling with the after-effects of a long, unpopular, and bloody war in Southeast Asia. The economy was unstable and racing toward the worst recession in 40 years. People were losing jobs. The cost of living was soaring.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.8
  • Gunning Fog
    8.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    6.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    23.44
  • Words Per Minute
    138.23

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.98
  • AFINN
    -20.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Entities

  • 40 years
    [Date]
  • Southeast Asia
    [Location]
Gerald Ford
00:06:08
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00:06:36
  The Congress and the Chief Executive were at loggerheads. The integrity of our constitutional process and other institutions was being questioned. For more than 15 years domestic spending had soared as Federal programs multiplied, and the expense escalated annually. During the same period our national security needs were steadily shortchanged.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.92
  • Seconds
    28.16
  • Words Per Minute
    106.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • annually
    [Date]
  • more than 15 years
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:06:36
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00:07:08
  In the grave situation which prevailed in August 1974, our will to maintain our international leadership was in doubt. I asked for your prayers and went to work. In January 1975 I reported to the Congress that the state of the Union was not good. I proposed urgent action to improve the economy and to achieve energy independence in 10 years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.3
  • Gunning Fog
    11.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    6.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    267
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    31.56
  • Words Per Minute
    115.97

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • 10 years
    [Date]
  • August 1974
    [Date]
  • January 1975
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:07:08
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00:07:41
  I reassured America's allies and sought to reduce the danger of confrontation with potential adversaries. I pledged a new direction for America. 1975 was a year of difficult decisions, but Americans responded with realism, common sense, and self-discipline. By January 1976 we were headed in a new direction, which I hold to be the right direction for a free society.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    32.92
  • Words Per Minute
    111.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1975
    [Date]
  • a year
    [Date]
  • January 1976
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:07:41
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00:08:08
  It was guided by the belief that successful problem-solving requires more than Federal action alone, that it involves a full partnership among all branches and all levels of government and public policies which nurture and promote the creative energies of private enterprises, institutions, and individual citizens.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    265
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83
  • Seconds
    27.12
  • Words Per Minute
    103.98

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04
Gerald Ford
00:08:08
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00:08:40
  A year ago I reported that the state of the Union was better -- in many ways a lot better -- but still not good enough. Common sense told me to stick to the steady course we were on, to continue to restrain the inflationary growth of government, to reduce taxes as well as spending, to return local decisions to local officials, to provide for long-range sufficiency in energy and national security needs.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    322
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    32.36
  • Words Per Minute
    133.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • A year ago
    [Date]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:08:40
-
00:09:22
  I resisted the immense pressures of an election year to open the floodgates of Federal money and the temptation to promise more than I could deliver. I told it as it was to the American people and demonstrated to the world that in our spirited political competition, as in this chamber, Americans can disagree without being disagreeable.

    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
    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    41.76
  • Words Per Minute
    81.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.24
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • an election year
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:09:22
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00:10:10
  Now, after 30 months as your President, I can say that while we still have a way to go, I am proud of the long way we have come together. I am proud of the part I have had in rebuilding confidence in the Presidency, confidence in our free system, and confidence in our future. Once again, Americans believe in themselves, in their leaders, and in the promise that tomorrow holds for their children.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.3
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    312
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    48.32
  • Words Per Minute
    91.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • 30 months
    [Date]
  • tomorrow
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:10:10
-
00:10:48
  I am proud that today America is at peace. None of our sons are fighting and dying in battle anywhere in the world. And the chance for peace among all nations is improved by our determination to honor our vital commitments in defense of peace and freedom. I am proud that the United States has strong defenses, strong alliances, and a sound and courageous foreign policy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    38.12
  • Words Per Minute
    103.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    19.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Gerald Ford
00:10:48
-
00:11:14
  Our alliances with major partners, the great industrial democracies of Western Europe, Japan, and Canada, have never been more solid. Consultations on mutual security, defense, and East-West relations have grown closer. Collaboration has branched out into new' fields such as energy, economic policy, and relations with the Third World.

    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
    7.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9
  • Seconds
    25.8
  • Words Per Minute
    116.28

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.18
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • East
    [Location]
  • Western Europe
    [Location]
Gerald Ford
00:11:14
-
00:11:39
  We have used many avenues for cooperation, including summit meetings held among major allied countries. The friendship of the democracies is deeper, warmer, and more effective than at any time in 30 years. We are maintaining stability in the strategic nuclear balance and pushing back the specter of nuclear war.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    255
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7
  • Seconds
    25.08
  • Words Per Minute
    119.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 30 years
    [Date]
Gerald Ford
00:11:39
-
00:12:06
  A decisive step forward was taken in the Vladivostok Accord which I negotiated with General Secretary Brezhnev-joint recognition that an equal ceiling should be placed on the number of strategic weapons on each side. With resolve and wisdom on the part of both nations, a good agreement is well within reach this year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.5
  • 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
    262
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    26.64
  • Words Per Minute
    121.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • this year
    [Date]
  • the Vladivostok Accord
    [Law]
  • Brezhnev
    [Person]
Gerald Ford
00:12:06
-
00:12:38
  The framework for peace in the Middle East has been built. Hopes for future progress in the Middle East were stirred by the historic agreements we reached and the trust and confidence that we formed. Thanks to American leadership, the prospects for peace in the Middle East are brighter than they have been in three decades.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.9
  • Gunning Fog
    11.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    10.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    265
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    32.04
  • Words Per Minute
    104.87

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    16.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • three decades
    [Date]
  • the Middle East
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:12:38
-
00:13:23
  The Arab states and Israel continue to look to us to lead them from confrontation and war to a new era of accommodation and peace. We have no alternative but to persevere, and I am sure we will. The opportunities for a final settlement are great, and the price of failure is a return to the bloodshed and hatred that for too long have brought tragedy to all of the peoples of this area and repeatedly edged the world to the brink of war.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    349
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    45.16
  • Words Per Minute
    111.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.93
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • Israel
    [Country, City, State]
  • Arab
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:13:23
-
00:14:03
  Our relationship with the People's Republic of China is proving its importance and its durability. We are finding more and more common ground between our two countries on basic questions of international affairs. In my two trips to Asia as President, we have reaffirmed America's continuing vital interest in the peace and security of Asia and the Pacific Basin, established a new partnership with Japan, confirmed our dedication to the security of Korea, and reinforced our ties with the free nations of Southeast Asia.

    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
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    428
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7
  • Seconds
    39.84
  • Words Per Minute
    126.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • Korea
    [Country, City, State]
  • the People's Republic of China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Asia
    [Location]
  • Southeast Asia
    [Location]
  • the Pacific Basin
    [Location]
Gerald Ford
00:14:03
-
00:14:35
  An historic dialog has begun between industrial nations and developing nations. Most proposals on the table are the initiatives of the United States, including those on food, energy, technology, trade, investment, and commodities. We are well launched on this process of shaping positive and reliable economic relations between rich nations and poor nations over the long term.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    312
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88
  • Seconds
    32.52
  • Words Per Minute
    105.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Gerald Ford
00:14:35
-
00:15:00
  We have made progress in trade negotiations and avoided protectionism during recession. We strengthened the international monetary system. During the past 2 years the free world's most important economic powers have already brought about important changes that serve both developed and developing economies.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    260
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    43
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    43
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.02
  • Seconds
    24.68
  • Words Per Minute
    104.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Reference
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Economics

    Entities

  • the past 2 years
    [Date]
Gerald Ford
00:15:00
-
00:15:26
  The momentum already achieved must be nurtured and strengthened, for the prosperity of the rich and poor depends upon it. In Latin America, our relations have taken on a new maturity and a sense of common enterprise. In Africa the quest for peace, racial justice, and economic progress is at a crucial point.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    249
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    25.96
  • Words Per Minute
    122.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.07

    Entities

  • Africa
    [Location]
  • Latin America
    [Location]
Gerald Ford
00:15:26
-
00:16:19
  The United States, in close cooperation with the United Kingdom, is actively engaged in this historic process. Will change come about by warfare and chaos and foreign intervention? Or will it come about by negotiated and fair solutions, ensuring majority rule, minority rights, and economic advance? America is committed to the side of peace and justice and to the principle that Africa should shape its own future, free of outside intervention.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    365
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    52.68
  • Words Per Minute
    80.87

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United Kingdom
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Africa
    [Location]
Gerald Ford
00:16:19
-
00:16:43
  American leadership has helped to stimulate new international efforts to stem the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to shape a comprehensive treaty governing the use of oceans. I am gratified by these accomplishments. They constitute a record of broad success for America and for the peace and prosperity of all mankind.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82
  • Seconds
    24.4
  • Words Per Minute
    125.41

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:16:43
-
00:17:14
  This administration leaves to its successor a world in better condition than we found. We leave, as well, a solid foundation for progress on a range of issues that are vital to the well-being of America. What has been achieved in the field of foreign affairs and what can be accomplished by the new administration demonstrate the genius of Americans working together for the common good.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.3
  • 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
    316
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    30.72
  • Words Per Minute
    130.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:17:14
-
00:17:57
  It is this, our remarkable ability to work together, that has made us a unique nation. It is Congress, the President, and the people striving for a better world. I know all patriotic Americans want this Nation's foreign policy to succeed. I urge members of my party in this Congress to give the new President loyal support in this area.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.9
  • Gunning Fog
    10.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    7.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    42.84
  • Words Per Minute
    84.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:17:57
-
00:18:23
  I express the hope that this new Congress will reexamine its constitutional role in international affairs. The exclusive right to declare war, the duty to advise and consent on the part of the Senate, the power of the purse on the part of the House are ample authority for the legislative branch and should be jealously guarded.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • 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
    268
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    26
  • Words Per Minute
    131.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.32
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:18:23
-
00:19:04
  But because we may have been too careless of these powers in the past does not justify congressional intrusion into, or obstruction of, the proper exercise of Presidential responsibilities now or in the future. There can be only one Commander in Chief. In these times crises cannot be managed and wars cannot be waged by committee, nor can peace be pursued solely by parliamentary debate.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.6
  • 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
    318
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    41.56
  • Words Per Minute
    93.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • only one
    [Cardinal Number]
Gerald Ford
00:19:04
-
00:19:37
  To the ears of the world, the President speaks for the Nation. While he is, of course, ultimately accountable to the Congress, the courts, and the people, he and his emissaries must not be handicapped in advance in their relations with foreign governments as has sometimes happened in the past. At home I am encouraged by the Nation's recovery from the recession and our steady return to sound economic growth.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    15.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    331
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    32.84
  • Words Per Minute
    127.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.32
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:19:37
-
00:20:11
  It is now continuing after the recent period of uncertainty, which is part of the price we pay for free elections. Our most pressing need today and the future is more jobs -- productive, permanent jobs created by a thriving economy. We must revise our tax system both to ease the burden of heavy taxation and to encourage the investment necessary for the creation of productive jobs for all Americans who want to work.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • 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
    338
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    34.32
  • Words Per Minute
    127.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:20:11
-
00:20:48
  Earlier this month I proposed a permanent income tax reduction of $10 billion below current levels, including raising the personal exemption from $750 to $1,000. I also recommended a series of measures to stimulate investment, such as accelerated depreciation for new plants and equipment in areas of high unemployment, a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 48 to 46 percent, and eliminating the present double taxation of dividends.

    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
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    347
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76
  • Seconds
    36.36
  • Words Per Minute
    115.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.05
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • Earlier this month
    [Date]
  • $10 billion
    [Money]
  • $750 to $1,000
    [Money]
  • 48 to 46 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:20:48
-
00:21:20
  I strongly urge the Congress to pass these measures to help create the productive, permanent jobs in the private economy that are so essential for our future. All the basic trends are good; we are not on the brink of another recession or economic disaster. If we follow prudent policies that encourage productive investment and discourage destructive inflation, we will come out on top, and I am sure we will.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    333
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    31.84
  • Words Per Minute
    131.91

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.13
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:21:20
-
00:22:05
  We have successfully cut inflation by more than half. When I took office, the Consumer Price Index was rising at 12.2 percent a year. During 1976 the rate of inflation was 5 percent. We have created more jobs -- over 4 million more jobs today than in the spring of 1975. Throughout this Nation today we have over 88 million people in useful, productive jobs -- more than at any other time in our Nation's history.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.6
  • Gunning Fog
    9.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    5.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    45.16
  • Words Per Minute
    98.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • News/Business News
  • Business & Industrial
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Economics

    Entities

  • more than half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • over 4 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • over 88 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1976
    [Date]
  • the spring of 1975
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • 12.2 percent
    [Percent]
  • 5 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:22:05
-
00:22:30
  But there are still too many Americans unemployed. This is the greatest regret that I have as I leave office. We brought about with the Congress, after much delay, the renewal of the general revenue sharing. We expanded community development and Federal manpower programs. We began a significant urban mass transit program.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    11.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.7
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    265
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    25.28
  • Words Per Minute
    123.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:22:30
-
00:23:06
  Federal programs today provide more funds for our States and local governments than ever before -- $70 billion for the current fiscal year. Through these programs and others that provide aid directly to individuals, we have kept faith with our tradition of compassionate help for those who need it. As we begin our third century we can be proud of the progress that we have made in meeting human needs for all of our citizens.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    35.76
  • Words Per Minute
    124.16

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • our third century
    [Date]
  • the current fiscal year
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • $70 billion
    [Money]
Gerald Ford
00:23:06
-
00:23:37
  We have cut the growth of crime by nearly 90 percent. Two years ago crime was increasing at the rate of 18 percent annually. In the first three quarters of 1976, that growth rate had been cut to 2 percent. But crime, and the fear of crime, remains one of the most serious problems facing our citizens. We have had some successes, and there have been some disappointments.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.6
  • Gunning Fog
    8.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.26
  • Seconds
    30.88
  • Words Per Minute
    132.12

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.97
  • AFINN
    -16.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.11

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Public Safety/Crime & Justice

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • annually
    [Date]
  • the first three quarters of 1976
    [Date]
  • Two years ago
    [Date]
  • 18 percent
    [Percent]
  • 2 percent
    [Percent]
  • nearly 90 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:23:37
-
00:24:29
  Bluntly, I must remind you that we have not made satisfactory progress toward achieving energy independence. Energy is absolutely vital to the defense of our country, to the strength of our economy, and to the quality of our lives. Two years ago I proposed to the Congress the first comprehensive national energy program -- a specific and coordinated set of measures that would end our vulnerability to embargo, blockade, or arbitrary price increases and would mobilize U.S. technology and resources to supply a significant share of the free world's energy after 1985. Of the major energy proposals I submitted 2 years ago, only half, belatedly, became law.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    529
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    107
  • Syllables
    188
  • Words Per Sentence
    107
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79
  • Seconds
    52.64
  • Words Per Minute
    121.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • only half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • U.S.
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1985
    [Date]
  • 2 years ago
    [Date]
  • Two years ago
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:24:29
-
00:25:23
  In 1973 we were dependent upon foreign oil imports for 36 percent of our needs. Today, we are 40-percent dependent, and we'll pay out $34 billion for foreign oil this year. Such vulnerability at present or in the future is intolerable and must be ended. The answer to where we stand on our national energy effort today reminds me of the old argument about whether the tank is half full or half empty.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.8
  • Gunning Fog
    11.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    7.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    309
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    53.52
  • Words Per Minute
    82.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.54
  • AFINN
    -4.00

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities/Oil & Gas

    Entities

  • half full or half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1973
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Today
    [Date]
  • $34 billion
    [Money]
  • we'll
    [Organization]
  • 36 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:25:23
-
00:25:57
  The pessimist will say we have half failed to achieve our 10-year energy goals; the optimist will say that we have half succeeded. I am always an optimist, but we must make up for lost time. We have laid a solid foundation for completing the enormous task which confronts us. I have signed into law five major energy bills which contain significant measures for conservation, resource development, stockpiling, and standby authorities.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    353
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    34.12
  • Words Per Minute
    126.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • five
    [Cardinal Number]
  • half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 10-year
    [Date]
Gerald Ford
00:25:57
-
00:26:26
  We have moved forward to develop the naval petroleum reserves; to build a 500-million barrel strategic petroleum stockpile; to phase out unnecessary Government allocation and price controls; to develop a lasting relationship with other oil consuming nations; to improve the efficiency of energy use through conservation in automobiles, buildings, and industry;

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.94
  • Seconds
    28.96
  • Words Per Minute
    107.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities/Oil & Gas

    Entities

  • 500-million barrel
    [Quantity]
Gerald Ford
00:26:26
-
00:26:36
  And to expand research on new technology and renewable resources such as wind power, geothermal and solar energy.

    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
    7.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    94
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    18
  • Syllables
    34
  • Words Per Sentence
    18
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.94
  • Seconds
    9.96
  • Words Per Minute
    108.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
Gerald Ford
00:26:36
-
00:27:07
  All these actions, significant as they are for the long term, are only the beginning. I recently submitted to the Congress my proposals to reorganize the Federal energy structure and the hard choices which remain if we are serious about reducing our dependence upon foreign energy. These include programs to reverse our declining production of natural gas and increase incentives for domestic crude oil production.

    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
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    345
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8
  • Seconds
    31.56
  • Words Per Minute
    123.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:27:07
-
00:27:42
  I proposed to minimize environmental uncertainties affecting coal development, expand nuclear power generation, and create an energy independence authority to provide government financial assistance for vital energy programs where private capital is not available. We must explore every reasonable prospect for meeting our energy needs when our current domestic reserves of oil and natural gas begin to dwindle in the next decade.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    365
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.06
  • Seconds
    34.2
  • Words Per Minute
    108.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities

    Entities

  • the next decade
    [Date]