Ulysses S. Grant: State of the Union Written Message - December 6, 1869

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
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    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Ulysses S. Grant
To the Senate and House of Representatives:

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
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    2.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
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    9.0
  • ARI
    6.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    1.7

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    1.7

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    36
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    7
  • Syllables
    13
  • Words Per Sentence
    7
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
In coming before you for the first time as Chief Magistrate of this great nation, it is with gratitude to the Giver of All Good for the many benefits we enjoy. We are blessed with peace at home, and are without entangling alliances abroad to forebode trouble; with a territory unsurpassed in fertility, of an area equal to the abundant support of 500,000,000 people, and abounding in every variety of useful mineral in quantity sufficient to supply the world for generations;

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

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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    377
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

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    0.98
  • AFINN
    14.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Entities

  • 500,000,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Giver of All Good
    [Title]
Ulysses S. Grant
With exuberant crops; with a variety of climate adapted to the production of every species of earth's riches and suited to the habits, tastes, and requirements of every living thing; with a population of 40,000,000 free people, all speaking one language; with facilities for every mortal to acquire an education;

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    245
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

  • Science/Ecology & Environment
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy/Green Living & Environmental Issues

    Entities

  • 40,000,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
Ulysses S. Grant
With institutions closing to none the avenues to fame or any blessing of fortune that may be coveted; with freedom of the pulpit, the press, and the school; with a revenue flowing into the National Treasury beyond the requirements of the Government.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    203
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    42
  • Syllables
    71
  • Words Per Sentence
    42
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • National Treasury
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Happily, harmony is being rapidly restored within our own borders. Manufactures hitherto unknown in our country are springing up in all sections, producing a degree of national independence unequaled by that of any other power. These blessings and countless others are intrusted to your care and mine for safe-keeping for the brief period of our tenure of office.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • 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

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  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02
Ulysses S. Grant
In a short time we must, each of us, return to the ranks of the people, who have conferred upon us our honors, and account to them for our stewardship. I earnestly desire that neither you nor I may be condemned by a free and enlightened constituency nor by our own consciences. Emerging from a rebellion of gigantic magnitude, aided, as it was, by the sympathies and assistance of nations with which we were at peace, eleven States of the Union were, four years ago, left without legal State governments.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    402
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • eleven
    [Cardinal Number]
  • four years ago
    [Date]
  • State
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
A national debt had been contracted; American commerce was almost driven from the seas; the industry of one-half of the country had been taken from the control of the capitalist and placed where all labor rightfully belongs -- in the keeping of the laborer. The work of restoring State governments loyal to the Union, of protecting and fostering free labor, and providing means for paying the interest on the public debt has received ample attention from Congress.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    379
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

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  • Finance/Credit & Lending

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  • one-half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Although your efforts have not met with the success in all particulars that might have been desired, yet on the whole they have been more successful than could have been reasonably anticipated. Seven States which passed ordinances of secession have been fully restored to their places in the Union. The eighth (Georgia) held an election at which she ratified her constitution, republican in form, elected a governor, Members of Congress, a State legislature, and all other officers required.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • 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

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  • Characters
    403
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    141
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Seven
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Georgia
    [Country, City, State]
  • republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • eighth
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The governor was duly installed, and the legislature met and performed all the acts then required of them by the reconstruction acts of Congress. Subsequently, however, in violation of the constitution which they had just ratified (as since decided by the supreme court of the State), they unseated the colored members of the legislature and admitted to seats some members who are disqualified by the third clause of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution -- an article which they themselves had contributed to ratify.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    431
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    148
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.10
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the supreme court
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Under these circumstances I would submit to you whether it would not be wise, without delay, to enact a law authorizing the governor of Georgia to convene the members originally elected to the legislature, requiring each member to take the oath prescribed by the reconstruction acts, and none to be admitted who are ineligible under the third clause of the fourteenth 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
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    312
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.22
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Georgia
    [Country, City, State]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Ulysses S. Grant
The freedmen, under the protection which they have received, are making rapid progress in learning, and no complaints are heard of lack of industry on their part where they receive fair remuneration for their labor. The means provided for paying the interest on the public debt, with all other expenses of Government, are more than ample.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society
Ulysses S. Grant
The loss of our commerce is the only result of the late rebellion which has not received sufficient attention from you. To this subject I call your earnest attention. I will not now suggest plans by which this object may be effected, but will, if necessary, make it the subject of a special message during the session of Congress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.7
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    266
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
At the March term Congress by joint resolution authorized the Executive to order elections in the States of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas, to submit to them the constitutions which each had previously, in convention, framed, and submit the constitutions, either entire or in separate parts, to be voted upon, at the discretion of the Executive.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    283
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • Mississippi
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the States of Virginia
    [Country, City, State]
  • March
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Under this authority elections were called. In Virginia the election took place on the 6th of July, 1869. The governor and lieutenant-governor elected have been installed. The legislature met and did all required by this resolution and by all the reconstruction acts of Congress, and abstained from all doubtful authority.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.20
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Virginia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 6th of July, 1869
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
I recommend that her Senators and Representatives be promptly admitted to their seats, and that the State be fully restored to its place in the family of States. Elections were called in Mississippi and Texas, to commence on the 30th of November, 1869, and to last two days in Mississippi and four days in Texas.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • 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
    246
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mississippi
    [Country, City, State]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • four days
    [Date]
  • the 30th of November, 1869
    [Date]
  • two days
    [Date]
  • State
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The elections have taken place, but the result is not known. It is to be hoped that the acts of the legislatures of these States, when they meet, will be such as to receive your approval, and thus close the work of reconstruction. Among the evils growing out of the rebellion, and not yet referred to, is that of an irredeemable currency.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    1.00

    Topics

  • News/Politics
Ulysses S. Grant
It is an evil which I hope will receive your most earnest attention. It is a duty, and one of the highest duties, of Government to secure to the citizen a medium of exchange of fixed, unvarying value. This implies a return to a specie basis, and no substitute for it can be devised. It should be commenced now and reached at the earliest practicable moment consistent with a fair regard to the interests of the debtor class.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.9
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    339
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Immediate resumption, if practicable, would not be desirable. It would compel the debtor class to pay, beyond their contracts, the premium on gold at the date of their purchase and would bring bankruptcy and ruin to thousands. Fluctuation, however, in the paper value of the measure of all values (gold) is detrimental to the interests of trade.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • thousands
    [Cardinal Number]
Ulysses S. Grant
It makes the man of business an involuntary gambler, for in all sales where future payment is to be made both parties speculate as to what will be the value of the currency to be paid and received. I earnestly recommend to you, then, such legislation as will insure a gradual return to specie payments and put an immediate stop to fluctuations in the value of currency.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03
Ulysses S. Grant
The methods to secure the former of these results are as numerous as are the speculators on political economy. To secure the latter I see but one way, and that is to authorize the Treasury to redeem its own paper, at a fixed price, whenever presented, and to withhold from circulation all currency so redeemed until sold again for gold.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Finance/Investing

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The vast resources of the nation, both developed and undeveloped, ought to make our credit the best on earth. With a less burden of taxation than the citizen has endured for six years past, the entire public debt could be paid in ten years. But it is not desirable that the people should be taxed to pay it in that time.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.1
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    254
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.30
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • six years past
    [Date]
  • ten years
    [Date]
  • earth
    [Location]
Ulysses S. Grant
Year by year the ability to pay increases in a rapid ratio. But the burden of interest ought to be reduced as rapidly as can be done without the violation of contract. The public debt is represented in great part by bonds having from five to twenty and from ten to forty years to run, bearing interest at the rate of 6 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.3
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • five to twenty
    [Cardinal Number]
  • ten to forty years
    [Date]
  • Year by year
    [Date]
  • 5 per cent
    [Money]
  • 6 per cent
    [Money]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is optional with the Government to pay these bonds at any period after the expiration of the least time mentioned upon their face. The time has already expired when a great part of them may be taken up, and is rapidly approaching when all may be. It is believed that all which are now due may be replaced by bonds bearing a rate of interest not exceeding 4 1/2 per cent, and as rapidly as the remainder become due that they may be replaced in the same way.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.4
  • Coleman Liau
    7.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    362
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 4 1/2 per cent
    [Money]
Ulysses S. Grant
To accomplish this it may be necessary to authorize the interest to be paid at either of three or four of the money centers of Europe, or by any assistant treasurer of the United States, at the option of the holder of the bond. I suggest this subject for the consideration of Congress, and also, simultaneously with this, the propriety of redeeming our currency, as before suggested, at its market value at the time the law goes into effect, increasing the rate at which currency shall be bought and sold from day to day or week to week, at the same rate of interest as Government pays upon its bonds.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • 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
    481
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    110
  • Syllables
    163
  • Words Per Sentence
    110
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • three or four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • day
    [Date]
  • week
    [Date]
  • Europe
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The subjects of tariff and internal taxation will necessarily receive your attention. The revenues of the country are greater than the requirements, and may with safety be reduced. But as the funding of the debt in a 4 or a 4 1/2 per cent loan would reduce annual current expenses largely, thus, after funding, justifying a greater reduction of taxation than would be now expedient, I suggest postponement of this question until the next meeting of Congress.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    369
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.39
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • 4 or a 4 1/2
    [Cardinal Number]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
It may be advisable to modify taxation and tariff in instances where unjust or burdensome discriminations are made by the present laws, but a general revision of the laws regulating this subject I recommend the postponement of for the present. I also suggest the renewal of the tax on incomes, but at a reduced rate, say of 3 per cent, and this tax to expire in three years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • 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
    300
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • three years
    [Date]
  • 3 per cent
    [Money]
Ulysses S. Grant
With the funding of the national debt, as here suggested, I feel safe in saying that taxes and the revenue from imports may be reduced safely from sixty to eighty millions per annum at once, and may be still further reduced from year to year, as the resources of the country are developed. The report of the Secretary of the Treasury shows the receipts of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1869, to be $370,943,747, and the expenditures, including interest, bounties, etc., to be $321,490,597. The estimates for the ensuing year are more favorable to the Government, and will no doubt show a much larger decrease of the public debt.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • 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
    491
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    117
  • Syllables
    168
  • Words Per Sentence
    117
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • the ensuing year
    [Date]
  • the fiscal year ending June 30, 1869
    [Date]
  • year
    [Date]
  • 321,490,597
    [Money]
  • 370,943,747
    [Money]
  • sixty to eighty millions
    [Money]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The receipts in the Treasury beyond expenditures have exceeded the amount necessary to place to the credit of the sinking fund, as provided by law. To lock up the surplus in the Treasury and withhold it from circulation would lead to such a contraction of the currency as to cripple trade and seriously affect the prosperity of the country.

    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
    279
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Under these circumstances the Secretary of the Treasury and myself heartily concurred in the propriety of using all the surplus currency in the Treasury in the purchase of Government bonds, thus reducing the interest-bearing indebtedness of the country, and of submitting to Congress the question of the disposition to be made of the bonds so purchased.

    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
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    294
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The bonds now held by the Treasury amount to about seventy-five millions, including those belonging to the sinking fund. I recommend that the whole be placed to the credit of the sinking fund. Your attention is respectfully invited to the recommendations of the Secretary of the Treasury for the creation of the office of commissioner of customs revenue;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • about seventy-five millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
For the increase of salaries to certain classes of officials; the substitution of increased national-bank circulation to replace the outstanding 3 per cent certificates; and most especially to his recommendation for the repeal of laws allowing shares of fines, penalties, forfeitures, etc., to officers of the Government or to informers.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • 3 per cent
    [Money]
Ulysses S. Grant
The office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue is one of the most arduous and responsible under the Government. It falls but little, if any, short of a Cabinet position in its importance and responsibilities. I would ask for it, therefore, such legislation as in your judgment will place the office upon a footing of dignity commensurate with its importance and with the character and qualifications of the class of men required to fill it properly.

    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
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    368
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Cabinet
    [Organization]
  • Internal Revenue
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
As the United States is the freest of all nations, so, too, its people sympathize with all people struggling for liberty and self-government; but while so sympathizing it is due to our honor that we should abstain from enforcing our views upon unwilling nations and from taking an interested part, without invitation, in the quarrels between different nations or between governments and their subjects.

    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
    331
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
Our course should always be in conformity with strict justice and law, international and local. Such has been the policy of the Administration in dealing with these questions. For more than a year a valuable province of Spain, and a near neighbor of ours, in whom all our people can not but feel a deep interest, has been struggling for independence and freedom.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal/Legal Education

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • more than a year
    [Date]
  • Administration
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The people and Government of the United States entertain the same warm feelings and sympathies for the people of Cuba in their pending struggle that they manifested throughout the previous struggles between Spain and her former colonies in behalf of the latter. But the contest has at no time assumed the conditions which amount to a war in the sense of international law, or which would show the existence of a de facto political organization of the insurgents sufficient to justify a recognition of belligerency.

    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
    427
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.82
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
The principle is maintained, however, that this nation is its own judge when to accord the rights of belligerency, either to a people struggling to free themselves from a government they believe to be oppressive or to independent nations at war with each other. The United States have no disposition to interfere with the existing relations of Spain to her colonial possessions on this continent.

    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
    327
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.67
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
They believe that in due time Spain and other European powers will find their interest in terminating those relations and establishing their present dependencies as independent powers -- members of the family of nations. These dependencies are no longer regarded as subject to transfer from one European power to another.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
When the present relation of colonies ceases, they are to become independent powers, exercising the right of choice and of self-control in the determination of their future condition and relations with other powers. The United States, in order to put a stop to bloodshed in Cuba, and in the interest of a neighboring people, proposed their good offices to bring the existing contest to a termination.

    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
    327
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Reference/Humanities

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
The offer, not being accepted by Spain on a basis which we believed could be received by Cuba, was withdrawn. It is hoped that the good offices of the United States may yet prove advantageous for the settlement of this unhappy strife. Meanwhile a number of illegal expeditions against Cuba have been broken up.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.17
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
It has been the endeavor of the Administration to execute the neutrality laws in good faith, no matter how unpleasant the task, made so by the sufferings we have endured from lack of like good faith toward us by other nations. On the 26th of March last the United States schooner Lizzie Major was arrested on the high seas by a Spanish frigate, and two passengers taken from it and carried as prisoners to Cuba.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • 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
    330
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.55
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 26th of March
    [Date]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Administration
    [Organization]
  • Lizzie Major
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
Representations of these facts were made to the Spanish Government as soon as official information of them reached Washington. The two passengers were set at liberty, and the Spanish Government assured the United States that the captain of the frigate in making the capture had acted without law, that he had been reprimanded for the irregularity of his conduct, and that the Spanish authorities in Cuba would not sanction any act that could violate the rights or treat with disrespect the sovereignty of this nation.

    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
    428
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    142
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The question of the seizure of the brig Mary Lowell at one of the Bahama Islands by Spanish authorities is now the subject of correspondence between this Government and those of Spain and Great Britain. The Captain-General of Cuba about May last issued a proclamation authorizing search to be made of vessels on the high seas.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • 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
    268
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • about May
    [Date]
  • the Bahama Islands
    [Location]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Mary Lowell
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
Immediate remonstrance was made against this, whereupon the Captain-General issued a new proclamation limiting the right of search to vessels of the United States so far as authorized under the treaty of 1795. This proclamation, however, was immediately withdrawn. I have always felt that the most intimate relations should be cultivated between the Republic of the United States and all independent nations on this continent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • 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
    351
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the Republic of the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1795
    [Date]
Ulysses S. Grant
It may be well worth considering whether new treaties between us and them may not be profitably entered into, to secure more intimate relations -- friendly, commercial, and otherwise. The subject of an interoceanic canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the Isthmus of Darien is one in which commerce is greatly interested.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • Pacific
    [Location]
  • the Isthmus of Darien
    [Location]
Ulysses S. Grant
Instructions have been given to our minister to the Republic of the United States of Colombia to endeavor to obtain authority for a survey by this Government, in order to determine the practicability of such an undertaking, and a charter for the right of way to build, by private enterprise, such a work, if the survey proves it to be practicable.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • 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
    281
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the Republic of the United States of Colombia
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
In order to comply with the agreement of the United States as to a mixed commission at Lima for the adjustment of claims, it became necessary to send a commissioner and secretary to Lima in August last. No appropriation having been made by Congress for this purpose, it is now asked that one be made covering the past and future expenses of the commission.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Lima
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • August last
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The good offices of the United States to bring about a peace between Spain and the South American Republics with which she is at war having been accepted by Spain, Peru, and Chile, a congress has been invited to be held in Washington during the present winter. A grant has been given to Europeans of an exclusive right of transit over the territory of Nicaragua, to which Costa Rico has given its assent, which, it is alleged, conflicts with vested rights of citizens of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    394
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Chile
    [Country, City, State]
  • Costa Rico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • Peru
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europeans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • congress
    [Organization]
  • the South American Republics
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The Department of State has now this subject under consideration. The minister of Peru having made representations that there was a state of war between Peru and Spain, and that Spain was constructing, in and near New York, thirty gunboats, which might be used by Spain in such a way as to relieve the naval force at Cuba, so as to operate against Peru, orders were given to prevent their departure.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    321
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.32
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • thirty
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • New York
    [Country, City, State]
  • Peru
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Department of State
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
No further steps having been taken by the representative of the Peruvian Government to prevent the departure of these vessels, and I not feeling authorized to detain the property of a nation with which we are at peace on a mere Executive order, the matter has been referred to the courts to decide. The conduct of the war between the allies and the Republic of Paraguay has made the intercourse with that country so difficult that it has been deemed advisable to withdraw our representative from there.

    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
    412
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    142
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.83
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the Republic of Paraguay
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Peruvian Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Toward the close of the last Administration a convention was signed at London for the settlement of all outstanding claims between Great Britain and the United States, which failed to receive the advice and consent of the Senate to its ratification. The time and the circumstances attending the negotiation of that treaty were unfavorable to its acceptance by the people of the United States, and its provisions were wholly inadequate for the settlement of the grave wrongs that bad been sustained by this Government, as well as by its 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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    451
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    149
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • London
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Administration
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]