Ulysses S. Grant: State of the Union Written Message - December 4, 1871

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

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
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  • House of Representatives
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    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
In addressing my third annual message to the law-making branch of the Government it is gratifying to be able to state that during the past year success has generally attended the effort to execute all laws found upon the statute books. The policy has been not to inquire into the wisdom of laws already enacted, but to learn their spirit and intent and to enforce them accordingly.

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    5.4
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    1.56

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    0.78
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    4.00
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    0.05

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  • Law & Government

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  • annual
    [Date]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Ulysses S. Grant
The past year has, under a wise Providence, been one of general prosperity to the nation. It has, however, been attended with more than usual chastisements in the loss of life and property by storm and fire. These disasters have served to call forth the best elements of human nature in our country and to develop a friendship for us on the part of foreign nations which goes far toward alleviating the distresses occasioned by these calamities.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    77
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    131
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    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

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  • The past year
    [Date]
Ulysses S. Grant
The benevolent, who have so generously shared their means with the victims of these misfortunes, will reap their reward in the consciousness of having performed a noble act and in receiving the grateful thanks of men, women, and children whose sufferings they have relieved. The relations of the United States with foreign powers continue to be friendly.

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    12.0
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    17.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    292
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    2
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    57
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    96
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    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

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  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    17.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
The year has been an eventful one in witnessing two great nations, speaking one language and having one lineage, settling by peaceful arbitration disputes of long standing and liable at any time to bring those nations into bloody and costly conflict. An example has thus been set which, if successful in its final issue, may be followed by other civilized nations, and finally be the means of returning to productive industry millions of men now maintained to settle the disputes of nations by the bayonet and the broadside.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    430
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    2
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    88
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

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  • VADER
    0.51
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    -3.00
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    0.02
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    -0.02

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  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • The year
    [Date]
Ulysses S. Grant
I transmit herewith a copy of the treaty alluded to, which has been concluded since the adjournment of Congress with Her Britannic Majesty, and a copy of the protocols of the conferences of the commissioners by whom it was negotiated. This treaty provides methods for adjusting the questions pending between the two nations.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
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    5.0

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    268
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    2
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    53
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    88
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    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

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  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

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  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Various questions are to be adjusted by arbitration. I recommend Congress at an early day to make the necessary provision for the tribunal at Geneva and for the several commissioners on the part of the United States called for by the treaty. His Majesty the King of Italy, the President of the Swiss Confederation, and His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil have each consented, on the joint request of the two powers, to name an arbiter for the tribunal at Geneva.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.6
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    5.0

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    81
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    134
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    81
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    1.68

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  • Brazil
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  • Geneva
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  • an early day
    [Date]
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    [Organization]
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    [Organization]
  • the King of Italy
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
I have caused my thanks to be suitably expressed for the readiness with which the joint request has been complied with, by the appointment of gentlemen of eminence and learning to these important positions. His Majesty the Emperor of Germany has been pleased to comply with the joint request of the two Governments, and has consented to act as the arbitrator of the disputed water boundary between the United States and Great Britain.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
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    5.0

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    358
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    115
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    73
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    1.59

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  • VADER
    0.92
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    9.00
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    0.13
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    0.03

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  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
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  • two
    [Quantity]
Ulysses S. Grant
The contracting parties in the treaty have undertaken to regard as between themselves certain principles of public law, for which the United States have contended from the commencement of their history. They have also agreed to bring those principles to the knowledge of the other maritime powers and to invite them to accede to them.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    277
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    2
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    55
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    92
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    55
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    1.6

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  • VADER
    0.85
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    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

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  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society

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  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
Negotiations are going on as to the form of the note by which the invitation is to be extended to the other powers. I recommend the legislation necessary on the part of the United States to bring into operation the articles of the treaty relating to the fisheries and to the other matters touching the relations of the United States toward the British North American possessions, to become operative so soon as the proper legislation shall be had on the part of Great Britain and its possessions.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    407
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    2
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    87
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    140
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    87
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    1.67

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    8.00
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    0.08
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    0.01

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  • People & Society

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    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is much to be desired that this legislation may become operative before the fishermen of the United States begin to make their arrangements for the coming season. I have addressed a communication, of which a copy is transmitted herewith, to the governors of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, urging upon the governments of those States, respectively, the necessary action on their part to carry into effect the object of the article of the treaty which contemplates the use of the canals, on either side, connected with the navigation of the lakes and rivers forming the boundary, on terms of equality, by the inhabitants of both countries.

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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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    556
  • Sentences
    2
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    111
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    195
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    111
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

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  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

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  • Illinois
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    [Country, City, State]
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    [Country, City, State]
  • New York
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    [Country, City, State]
  • Pennsylvania
    [Country, City, State]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Wisconsin
    [Country, City, State]
  • the coming season
    [Date]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is hoped that the importance of the object and the benefits to flow therefrom will secure the speedy approval and legislative sanction of the States concerned. I renew the recommendation for an appropriation for determining the true position of the forty-ninth parallel of latitude where it forms the boundary between the United States and the British North American possessions, between the Lake of the Woods and the summit of the Rocky Mountains.

    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

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  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    375
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

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  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

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  • forty-ninth
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Lake of the Woods
    [Location]
  • the Rocky Mountains
    [Location]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • North American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
The early action of Congress on this recommendation would put it in the power of the War Department to place a force in the field during the next summer. The resumption of diplomatic relations between France and Germany has enabled me to give directions for the withdrawal of the protection extended to Germans in France by the diplomatic and consular representatives of the United States in that country.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    336
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the next summer
    [Date]
  • Germans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the War Department
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is just to add that the delicate duty of this protection has been performed by the minister and the consul-general at Paris, and the various consuls in France under the supervision of the latter, with great kindness as well as with prudence and tact. Their course has received the commendation of the German Government, and has wounded no susceptibility of the French.

    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
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    303
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    99
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    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

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  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Paris
    [Country, City, State]
  • French
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • German
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
The Government of the Emperor of Germany continues to manifest a friendly feeling toward the United States, and a desire to harmonize with the moderate and just policy which this Government maintains in its relations with Asiatic powers, as well as with the South American Republics. I have given assurances that the friendly feelings of that Government are fully shared by the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    325
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • Reference

    Entities

  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Asiatic
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the South American Republics
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The ratifications of the consular and naturalization conventions with the Austro-Hungarian Empire have been exchanged. I have been officially informed of the annexation of the States of the Church to the Kingdom of Italy, and the removal of the capital of that Kingdom to Rome. In conformity with the established policy of the United States, I have recognized this change.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Austro
    [Country, City, State]
  • Kingdom
    [Country, City, State]
  • Rome
    [Country, City, State]
  • the States of the Church to the Kingdom of Italy
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
The ratifications of the new treaty of commerce between the United States and Italy have been exchanged. The two powers have agreed in this treaty that private property at sea shall be exempt from capture in case of war between the two powers. The United States have spared no opportunity of incorporating this rule into the obligation of nations.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.22
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society
  • Reference

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Italy
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
The Forty-first Congress, at its third session, made an appropriation for the organization of a mixed commission for adjudicating upon the claims of citizens of the United States against Spain growing out of the insurrection in Cuba. That commission has since been organized. I transmit herewith the correspondence relating to its formation and its jurisdiction.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    302
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the organization of a mixed commission for adjudicating
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is to be hoped that this commission will afford the claimants a complete remedy for their injuries. It has been made the agreeable duty of the United States to preside over a conference at Washington between the plenipotentiaries of Spain and the allied South American Republics, which has resulted in an armistice, with the reasonable assurance of a permanent peace.

    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

    Statistics

  • Characters
    306
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • South American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
The intimate friendly relations which have so long existed between the United States and Russia continue undisturbed. The visit of the third son of the Emperor is a proof that there is no desire on the part of his Government to diminish the cordiality of those relations. The hospitable reception which has been given to the Grand Duke is a proof that on our side we share the wishes of that Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    329
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Ulysses S. Grant
The inexcusable course of the Russian minister at Washington rendered it necessary to ask his recall and to decline to longer receive that functionary as a diplomatic representative. It was impossible, with self-respect or with a just regard to the dignity of the country, to permit Mr. Catacazy to continue to hold intercourse with this Government after his personal abuse of Government officials, and during his persistent interferences, through various means, with the relations between the United States and other powers.

    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
    436
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Catacazy
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
In accordance with my wishes, this Government has been relieved of further intercourse with Mr. Catacazy, and the management of the affairs of the imperial legation has passed into the hands of a gentleman entirely unobjectionable. With Japan we continue to maintain intimate relations. The cabinet of the Mikado has since the close of the last session of Congress selected citizens of the United States to serve in offices of importance in several departments of Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • 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
    394
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    141
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mikado
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Catacazy
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
I have reason to think that this selection is due to an appreciation of the disinterestedness of the policy which the United States have pursued toward Japan. It is our desire to continue to maintain this disinterested and just policy with China as well as Japan. The correspondence transmitted herewith shows that there is no disposition on the part of this Government to swerve from its established course.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    338
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
Prompted by a desire to put an end to the barbarous treatment of our shipwrecked sailors on the Korean coast, I instructed our minister at Peking to endeavor to conclude a convention with Korea for securing the safety and humane treatment of such mariners. Admiral Rodgers was instructed to accompany him with a sufficient force to protect him in case of need.

    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
    296
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Korea
    [Country, City, State]
  • Peking
    [Country, City, State]
  • Korean
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Rodgers
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
A small surveying party sent out, on reaching the coast was treacherously attacked at a disadvantage. Ample opportunity was given for explanation and apology for the insult. Neither came. A force was then landed. After an arduous march over a rugged and difficult country, the forts from which the outrages had been committed were reduced by a gallant assault and were destroyed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.2
  • Gunning Fog
    12.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.7
  • ARI
    8.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    311
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06
Ulysses S. Grant
Having thus punished the criminals, and having vindicated the honor of the flag, the expedition returned, finding it impracticable under the circumstances to conclude the desired convention. I respectfully refer to the correspondence relating thereto, herewith submitted, and leave the subject for such action as Congress may see fit to take.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The Republic of Mexico has not yet repealed the very objectionable laws establishing what is known as the "free zone" on the frontier of the United States. It is hoped that this may yet be done, and also that more stringent measures may be taken by that Republic for restraining lawless persons on its frontiers.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • 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
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • The Republic of Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
I hope that Mexico by its own action will soon relieve this Government of the difficulties experienced from these causes. Our relations with the various Republics of Central and South America continue, with one exception, to be cordial and friendly. I recommend some action by Congress regarding the overdue installments under the award of the Venezuelan Claims Commission of 1866. The internal dissensions of this Government present no justification for the absence of effort to meet their solemn treaty obligations.

    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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    428
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1866
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Republics of Central and South America
    [Organization]
  • the Venezuelan Claims Commission
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The ratification of an extradition treaty with Nicaragua has been exchanged. It is a subject for congratulation that the great Empire of Brazil has taken the initiatory step toward the abolition of slavery. Our relations with that Empire, always cordial, will naturally be made more so by this act. It is not too much to hope that the Government of Brazil may hereafter find it for its interest, as well as intrinsically right, to advance toward entire emancipation more rapidly than the present act contemplates.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    421
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    150
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
  • Empire
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • the great Empire of Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
The true prosperity and greatness of a nation is to be found in the elevation and education of its laborers. It is a subject for regret that the reforms in this direction which were voluntarily promised by the statesmen of Spain have not been carried out in its West India colonies. The laws and regulations for the apparent abolition of slavery in Cuba and Porto Rico leave most of the laborers in bondage, with no hope of release until their lives become a burden to their employers.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • 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
    395
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    142
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.83
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Porto
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • West India
    [Country, City, State]
  • Rico
    [Law]
Ulysses S. Grant
I desire to direct your attention to the fact that citizens of the United States, or persons claiming to be citizens of the United States, are large holders in foreign lands of this species of property, forbidden by the fundamental law of their alleged country. I recommend to Congress to provide by stringent legislation a suitable remedy against the holding, owning or dealing in slaves, or being interested in slave property, in foreign lands, either as owners, hirers, or mortgagors, by citizens of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    424
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is to be regretted that the disturbed condition of the island of Cuba continues to be a source of annoyance and of anxiety. The existence of a protracted struggle in such close proximity to our own territory, without apparent prospect of an early termination, can not be other than an object of concern to a people who, while abstaining from interference in the affairs of other powers, naturally desire to see every country in the undisturbed enjoyment of peace, liberty, and the blessings of free institutions.

    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
    421
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Health

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
Our naval commanders in Cuban waters have been instructed, in case it should become necessary, to spare no effort to protect the lives and property of bona fide American citizens and to maintain the dignity of the flag. It is hoped that all pending questions with Spain growing out of the affairs in Cuba may be adjusted in the spirit of peace and conciliation which has hitherto guided the two powers in their treatment of such questions.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • 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
    359
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
To give importance to and to add to the efficiency of our diplomatic relations with Japan and China, and to further aid in retaining the good opinion of those peoples, and to secure to the United States its share of the commerce destined to flow between those nations and the balance of the commercial world, I earnestly recommend that an appropriation be made to support at least four American youths in each of those countries, to serve as a part of the official family of our ministers there.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    403
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • at least four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
Our representatives would not even then be placed upon an equality with the representatives of Great Britain and of some other powers. As now situated, our representatives in Japan and China have to depend for interpreters and translators upon natives of those countries who know our language imperfectly, or procure for the occasion the services of employees in foreign business houses or the interpreters to other foreign ministers.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    363
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
I would also recommend liberal measures for the purpose of supporting the American lines of steamers now plying between San Francisco and Japan and China, and the Australian line -- almost our only remaining lines of ocean steamers -- and of increasing their services. The national debt has been reduced to the extent of $86,057, 126.80 during the year, and by the negotiation of national bonds at a lower rate of interest the interest on the public debt has been so far diminished that now the sum to be raised for the interest account is nearly $17,000,000 less than on the 1st of March, 1869. It was highly desirable that this rapid diminution should take place, both to strengthen the credit of the country and to convince its citizens of their entire ability to meet every dollar of liability without bankrupting them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • 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
    641
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    143
  • Syllables
    216
  • Words Per Sentence
    143
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • San Francisco
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 1st of March, 1869
    [Date]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • 86,057
    [Money]
  • nearly $17,000,000
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Australian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 126.8
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
But in view of the accomplishment of these desirable ends: of the rapid development of the resources of the country; its increasing ability to meet large demands, and the amount already paid, it is not desirable that the present resources of the country should continue to be taxed in order to continue this rapid payment.

    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
    263
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02
Ulysses S. Grant
I therefore recommend a modification of both the tariff and internal-tax law. I recommend that all taxes from internal sources be abolished, except those collected from spirituous, vinous, and malt liquors, tobacco in its various forms, and from stamps. In readjusting the tariff I suggest that a careful estimate be made of the amount of surplus revenue collected under the present laws, after providing for the current expenses of the Government, the interest count, and a sinking fund, and that this surplus be reduced in such a manner as to afford the greatest relief to the greatest number.

    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
    485
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    99
  • Syllables
    164
  • Words Per Sentence
    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
There are many articles not produced at home, but which enter largely into general consumption through articles which are manufactured at home, such as medicines compounded, etc., etc., from which very little revenue is derived, but which enter into general use. All such articles I recommend to be placed on the "free list." Should a further reduction prove advisable, I would then recommend that it be made upon those articles which can best bear it without disturbing home production or reducing the wages of American labor.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    436
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    154
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
I have not entered into figures, because to do so would be to repeat what will be laid before you in the report of the Secretary of the Treasury. The present laws for collecting revenue pay collectors of customs small salaries, but provide for moieties (shares in all seizures), which, at principal ports of entry particularly, raise the compensation of those officials to a large sum.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    311
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.46
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
It has always seemed to me as if this system must at times work perniciously. It holds out an inducement to dishonest men, should such get possession of those offices, to be lax in their scrutiny of goods entered, to enable them finally to make large seizures. Your attention is respectfully invited to this subject.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    256
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03
Ulysses S. Grant
Continued fluctuations in the value of gold, as compared with the national currency, has a most damaging effect upon the increase and development of the country, in keeping up prices of all articles necessary in everyday life. It fosters a spirit of gambling, prejudicial alike to national morals and the national finances.

    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
    266
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Finance/Investing
Ulysses S. Grant
If the question can be met as to how to get a fixed value to our currency, that value constantly and uniformly approaching par with specie, a very desirable object will be gained. For the operations of the Army in the past year, the expense of maintaining it, the estimate for the ensuing year, and for continuing seacoast and other improvements conducted under the supervision of the War Department, I refer you to the accompanying report of the Secretary of War.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • 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
    376
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.36
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the ensuing year
    [Date]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • the War Department
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
I call your attention to the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 3, 1869, which discontinues promotions in the staff corps of the Army until provided for by law. I recommend that the number of officers in each grade in the staff corps be fixed, and that whenever the number in any one grade falls below the number so fixed, that the vacancy may be filled by promotion from the grade below.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    318
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • March 3, 1869
    [Date]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
I also recommend that when the office of chief of a corps becomes vacant the place may be filled by selection from the corps in which the vacancy exists. The report of the Secretary of the Navy shows an improvement in the number and efficiency of the naval force, without material increase in the expense of supporting it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • 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
    262
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Navy
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
This is due to the policy which has been adopted, and is being extended as fast as our material will admit, of using smaller vessels as cruisers on the several stations. By this means we have been enabled to occupy at once a larger extent of cruising grounds, to visit more frequently the ports where the presence of our flag is desirable, and generally to discharge more efficiently the appropriate duties of the Navy in time of peace, without exceeding the number of men or the expenditure authorized by law.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    414
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Navy
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
During the past year the Navy has, in addition to its regular service, supplied the men and officers for the vessels of the Coast Survey, and has completed the surveys authorized by Congress of the isthmuses of Darien and Tehuantepec, and, under like authority, has sent out an expedition, completely furnished and equipped, to explore the unknown ocean of the north.

    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
    298
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Darien
    [Country, City, State]
  • Tehuantepec
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the Coast Survey
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The suggestions of the report as to the necessity for increasing and improving the materiel of the Navy, and the plan recommended for reducing the personnel of the service to a peace standard, by the gradual abolition of certain grades of officers, the reduction of others, and the employment of some in the service of the commercial marine, are well considered and deserve the thoughtful attention of 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
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    338
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
I also recommend that all promotions in the Navy above the rank of captain be by selection instead of by seniority. This course will secure in the higher grades greater efficiency and hold out an incentive to young officers to improve themselves in the knowledge of their profession. The present cost of maintaining the Navy, its cost compared with that of the preceding year, and the estimates for the ensuing year are contained in the accompanying report of the Secretary of the Navy.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    399
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • the ensuing year
    [Date]
  • the preceding year
    [Date]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The enlarged receipts of the Post-Office Department, as shown by the accompanying report of the Postmaster-General, exhibit a gratifying increase in that branch of the public service. It is the index of the growth of education and of the prosperity of the people, two elements highly conducive to the vigor and stability of republics.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • 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
    274
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Post-Office Department
    [Organization]
  • the Postmaster-General
    [Organization]