Ulysses S. Grant: State of the Union Written Message - December 1, 1873

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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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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
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    1.63

    Topics

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

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    7.4
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    2.8
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    12.0
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    9.0
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    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
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    1
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    7
  • Syllables
    13
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    7
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The year that has passed since the submission of my last message to Congress has, especially during the latter part of it, been an eventful one to the country. In the midst of great national prosperity a financial crisis has occurred that has brought low fortunes of gigantic proportions; political partisanship has almost ceased to exist, especially in the agricultural regions;

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.27
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • The year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
And, finally, the capture upon the high seas of a vessel bearing our flag has for a time threatened the most serious consequences, and has agitated the public mind from one end of the country to the other.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    164
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    38
  • Syllables
    59
  • Words Per Sentence
    38
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

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Ulysses S. Grant
But this, happily, now is in the course of satisfactory adjustment, honorable to both nations concerned. The relations of the United States, however, with most of the other powers continue to be friendly and cordial. With France, Germany, Russia, Italy, and the minor European powers; with Brazil and most of the South American Republics, and with Japan, nothing has occurred during the year to demand special notice.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.7
  • 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
    336
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • Italy
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the South American Republics
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The correspondence between the Department of State and various diplomatic representatives in or from those countries is transmitted herewith. In executing the will of Congress, as expressed in its joint resolution of the 14th of February last, and in accordance with the provisions of the resolution, a number of "practical artisans," of "scientific men," and of "honorary commissioners" were authorized to attend the exposition at Vienna as commissioners on the part of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    424
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Vienna
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 14th of February last
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Department of State
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is believed that we have obtained the object which Congress had in view when it passed the joint resolution -- " in order to enable the people of the United States to participate in the advantages of the International Exhibition of the Products of Agriculture, Manufactures, and the Fine Arts to be held at Vienna." I take pleasure in adding that the American exhibitors have received a gratifying number of diplomas and of medals.

    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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    360
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Vienna
    [Country, City, State]
  • the International Exhibition of the Products of Agriculture, Manufactures
    [Event]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Fine Arts
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
During the exposition a conference was held at Vienna for the purpose of consultation on the systems prevailing in different countries for the protection of inventions. I authorized a representative from the Patent Office to be present at Vienna at the time when this conference was to take place, in order to aid as far as he might in securing any possible additional protection to American inventors in Europe.

    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

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  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    341
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

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  • VADER
    0.32
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

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  • Vienna
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Patent Office
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The report of this agent will be laid before Congress. It is my pleasant duty to announce to Congress that the Emperor of China, on attaining his majority, received the diplomatic representatives of the Western powers in person. An account of these ceremonies and of the interesting discussions which preceded them will be found in the documents transmitted herewith.

    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
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

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  • Characters
    304
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Western
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Emperor of China
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
The accompanying papers show that some advance, although slight, has been made during the past year toward the suppression of the infamous Chinese cooly trade. I recommend Congress to inquire whether additional legislation be not needed on this subject. The money awarded to the United States by the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva was paid by Her Majesty's Government a few days in advance of the time when it would have become payable according to the terms of the treaty.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • 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
    391
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Geneva
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • Chinese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
In compliance with the provisions of the act of March 3, 1873, it was at once paid into the Treasury, and used to redeem, so far as it might, the public debt of the United States; and the amount so redeemed was invested in a 5 per cent registered bond of the United States for $15,500,000, which is now held by the Secretary of State, subject to the future disposition of Congress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    6.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.31

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • March 3, 1873
    [Date]
  • 15,500,000
    [Money]
  • 5 per cent
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
I renew my recommendation, made at the opening of the last session of Congress, that a commission be created for the purpose of auditing and determining the amounts of the several "direct losses growing out of the destruction of vessels and their cargoes" by the Alabama, the Florida, or the Shenandoah after leaving Melbourne, for which the sufferers have received no equivalent or compensation, and of ascertaining the names of the persons entitled to receive compensation for the same, making the computations upon the basis indicated by the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva;

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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
    9.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    485
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    170
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.80
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Alabama
    [Country, City, State]
  • Florida
    [Country, City, State]
  • Geneva
    [Country, City, State]
  • Melbourne
    [Country, City, State]
  • Shenandoah
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
And that payment of such losses be authorized to an extent not to exceed the awards of the tribunal at Geneva.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    89
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    21
  • Syllables
    29
  • Words Per Sentence
    21
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Geneva
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
By an act approved on the 14th day of February last Congress made provision for completing, jointly with an officer or commissioner to be named by Her Britannic Majesty, the determination of so much of the boundary line between the territory of the United States and the possessions of Great Britain as was left uncompleted by the commissioners appointed under the act of Congress of August 11, 1856. Under the provisions of this act the northwest water boundary of the United States has been determined and marked in accordance with the award of the Emperor of Germany.

    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
    461
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    159
  • Words Per Sentence
    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • August 11, 1856
    [Date]
  • the 14th day of February last
    [Date]
  • Britannic Majesty
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
A protocol and a copy of the map upon which the line was thus marked are contained in the papers submitted herewith. I also transmit a copy of the report of the commissioner for marking the northern boundary between the United States and the British possessions west of the Lake of the Woods, of the operations of the commission during the past season.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • 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
    287
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past season
    [Date]
  • the Lake of the Woods
    [Location]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
Surveys have been made to a point 497 miles west of the Lake of the Woods, leaving about 350 miles to be surveyed, the field work of which can be completed during the next season. The mixed commission organized under the provisions of the treaty of Washington for settling and determining the claims of citizens of either power against the other arising out of acts committed against their persons or property during the period between April 13, 1861, and April 9, 1865, made its final award on the 25th day of September last.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    407
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    93
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    93
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 9, 1865
    [Date]
  • between April 13, 1861
    [Date]
  • the 25th day of September last
    [Date]
  • the next season
    [Date]
  • the Lake of the Woods
    [Location]
  • 497 miles
    [Quantity]
  • about 350 miles
    [Quantity]
Ulysses S. Grant
It was awarded that the Government of the United States should pay to the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, within twelve months from the date of the award, the sum of $1,929,819 in gold. The commission disallowed or dismissed all other claims of British subjects against the United States. The amount of the claims presented by the British Government, but disallowed or dismissed, is understood to be about $93,000,000. It also disallowed all the claims of citizens of the United States against Great Britain which were referred to it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    422
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    93
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    93
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • twelve months
    [Date]
  • 1,929,819
    [Money]
  • about $93,000,000
    [Money]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the British Government
    [Organization]
  • the Government of Her Britannic Majesty
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
I recommend the early passage of an act appropriating the amount necessary to pay this award against the United States. I have caused to be communicated to the Government of the King of Italy the thanks of this Government for the eminent services rendered by Count Corti as the third commissioner on this commission.

    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
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Government of the King of Italy
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
With dignity, learning, and impartiality he discharged duties requiring great labor and constant patience, to the satisfaction, I believe, of both Governments. I recommend legislation to create a special court, to consist of three judges, who shall be empowered to hear and determine all claims of aliens upon the United States arising out of acts committed against their persons or property during the insurrection.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    344
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The recent reference under the treaty of Washington was confined to claims of British subjects arising during the period named in the treaty; but it is understood that there are other British claims of a similar nature, arising after the 9th of April, 1865, and it is known that other claims of a like nature are advanced by citizens or subjects of other powers.

    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
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 9th of April, 1865
    [Date]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is desirable to have these claims also examined and disposed of. Official information being received from the Dutch Government of a state of war between the King of the Netherlands and the Sultan of Acheen, the officers of the United States who were near the seat of the war were instructed to observe an impartial neutrality.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.57
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Dutch Government
    [Organization]
  • Acheen
    [Person]
  • the King of the Netherlands
    [Person]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is believed that they have done so. The joint commission under the convention with Mexico of 1868, having again been legally prolonged, has resumed its business, which, it is hoped, may be brought to an early conclusion. The distinguished representative of Her Britannic Majesty at Washington has kindly consented, with the approval of his Government, to assume the arduous and responsible duties of umpire in this commission, and to lend the weight of his character and name to such decisions as may not receive the acquiescence of both the arbitrators appointed by the respective Governments.

    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
    487
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    164
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1868
    [Date]
  • Her Britannic Majesty
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The commissioners appointed pursuant to the authority of Congress to examine into the nature and extent of the forays by trespassers from that country upon the herds of Texas have made a report, which will be submitted for your consideration. The Venezuelan Government has been apprised of the sense of Congress in regard to the awards of the joint commission under the convention of 25th April, 1866, as expressed in the act of the 25th of February last.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • 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
    365
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • 25th April, 1866
    [Date]
  • 25th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • The Venezuelan Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is apprehended that that Government does not realize the character of its obligations under that convention. As there is reason to believe, however, that its hesitancy in recognizing them springs, in part at least, from real difficulty in discharging them in connection with its obligations to other governments, the expediency of further forbearance on our part is believed to be worthy of your consideration.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    342
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.10
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The Ottoman Government and that of Egypt have latterly shown a disposition to relieve foreign consuls of the judicial powers which heretofore they have exercised in the Turkish dominions, by organizing other tribunals. As Congress, however, has by law provided for the discharge of judicial functions by consuls of the United States in that quarter under the treaty of 1830, I have not felt at liberty formally to accept the proposed change without the assent of Congress, whose decision upon the subject at as early a period as may be convenient is earnestly requested.

    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
    466
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    163
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.63
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Egypt
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1830
    [Date]
  • that quarter
    [Date]
  • Turkish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • The Ottoman Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
I transmit herewith, for the consideration and determination of Congress, an application of the Republic of Santo Domingo to this Government to exercise a protectorate over that Republic. Since the adjournment of Congress the following treaties with foreign powers have been proclaimed: A naturalization convention with Denmark;

    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
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    2

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Denmark
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Santo Domingo
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
A convention with Mexico for renewing the Claims Commission; a convention of friendship, commerce, and extradition with the Orange Free State, and a naturalization convention with Ecuador.

    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
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    157
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    27
  • Syllables
    54
  • Words Per Sentence
    27
  • Syllables Per Word
    2

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Ecuador
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Claims Commission
    [Organization]
  • the Orange Free State
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
I renew the recommendation made in my message of December, 1870, that Congress authorize the Postmaster-General to issue all commissions to officials appointed through his Department. I invite the earnest attention of Congress to the existing laws of the United States respecting expatriation and the election of nationality by individuals.

    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
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • December, 1870
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Department
    [Organization]
  • the Postmaster-General
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Many citizens of the United States reside permanently abroad with their families. Under the provisions of the act approved February 10, 1855, the children of such persons are to be deemed and taken to be citizens of the United States, but the rights of citizenship are not to descend to persons whose fathers never resided in the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • February 10, 1855
    [Date]
Ulysses S. Grant
It thus happens that persons who have never resided within the United States have been enabled to put forward a pretension to the protection of the United States against the claim to military service of the government under whose protection they were born and have been reared. In some cases even naturalized citizens of the United States have returned to the land of their birth, with intent to remain there, and their children, the issue of a marriage contracted there after their return, and who have never been in the United States, have laid claim to our protection when the lapse of many years had imposed upon them the duty of military service to the only government which had ever known them personally.

    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
    582
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    123
  • Syllables
    203
  • Words Per Sentence
    123
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • many years
    [Date]
Ulysses S. Grant
Until the year 1868 it was left, embarrassed by conflicting opinions of courts and of jurists, to determine how far the doctrine of perpetual allegiance derived from our former colonial relations with Great Britain was applicable to American citizens. Congress then wisely swept these doubts away by enacting that -- Any declaration, instruction, opinion, order, or decision of any officer of this Government which denies, restricts, impairs, or questions the right of expatriation is inconsistent with the fundamental principles of this Government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    451
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.56
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the year 1868
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
But Congress did not indicate in that statute, nor has it since done so, what acts are to be deemed to work expatriation. For my own guidance in determining such questions I required (under the provisions of the Constitution) the opinion in writing of the principal officer in each of the Executive Departments upon certain questions relating to this subject.

    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
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    294
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.39
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Executive Departments
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The result satisfies me that further legislation has become necessary. I therefore commend the subject to the careful consideration of Congress, and I transmit herewith copies of the several opinions of the principal officers of the Executive Departments, together with other correspondence and pertinent information on the same subject.

    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
    285
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Executive Departments
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The United States, who led the way in the overthrow of the feudal doctrine of perpetual allegiance, are among the last to indicate how their own citizens may elect another nationality. The papers submitted herewith indicate what is necessary to place us on a par with other leading nations in liberality of legislation on this international question.

    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
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.25
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
We have already in our treaties assented to the principles which would need to be embodied in laws intended to accomplish such results. We have agreed that citizens of the United States may cease to be citizens and may voluntarily render allegiance to other powers. We have agreed that residence in a foreign land, without intent to return, shall of itself work expatriation.

    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
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
We have agreed in some instances upon the length of time necessary for such continued residence to work a presumption of such intent. I invite Congress now to mark out and define when and how expatriation can be accomplished; to regulate by law the condition of American women marrying foreigners; to fix the status of children born in a foreign country of American parents residing more or less permanently abroad, and to make rules for determining such other kindred points as may seem best to 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
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    415
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
In compliance with the request of Congress, I transmitted to the American minister at Madrid, with instructions to present it to the Spanish Government, the joint resolution approved on the 3d of March last, tendering to the people of Spain, in the name and on the behalf of the American people, the congratulations of Congress upon the efforts to consolidate in Spain the principles of universal liberty in a republican form of government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    360
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
The existence of this new Republic was inaugurated by striking the fetters from the slaves in Porto Rico. This beneficent measure was followed by the release of several thousand persons illegally held as slaves in Cuba. Next, the Captain-General of that colony was deprived of the power to set aside the orders of his superiors at Madrid, which had pertained to the office since 1825. The sequestered estates of American citizens, which had been the cause of long and fruitless correspondence, were ordered to be restored to their owners.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    437
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    157
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.63
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • several thousand
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • Porto Rico
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1825
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Captain-General
    [Product]
Ulysses S. Grant
All these liberal steps were taken in the face of a violent opposition directed by the reactionary slave-holders of Havana, who are vainly striving to stay the march of ideas which has terminated slavery in Christendom, Cuba only excepted. Unhappily, however, this baneful influence has thus far succeeded in defeating the efforts of all liberal-minded men in Spain to abolish slavery in Cuba, and in preventing the promised reform in that island.

    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
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    367
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.94
  • AFINN
    -9.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • Christendom
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Havana
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
The struggle for political supremacy continues there. The proslavery and aristocratic party in Cuba is gradually arraigning itself in more and more open hostility and defiance of the home government, while it still maintains a political connection with the Republic in the peninsula; and although usurping and defying the authority of the home government whenever such usurpation or defiance tends in the direction of oppression or of the maintenance of abuses, it is still a power in Madrid, and is recognized by the Government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    440
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.76
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
Thus an element more dangerous to continued colonial relations between Cuba and Spain than that which inspired the insurrection at Yara -- an element opposed to granting any relief from misrule and abuse, with no aspirations after freedom, commanding no sympathies in generous breasts, aiming to rivet still stronger the shackles of slavery and oppression -- has seized many of the emblems of power in Cuba, and, under professions of loyalty to the mother country, is exhausting the resources of the island, and is doing acts which are at variance with those principles of justice, of liberality, and of right which give nobility of character to a republic.

    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
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    536
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    106
  • Syllables
    179
  • Words Per Sentence
    106
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Yara
    [Country, City, State]
Ulysses S. Grant
In the interests of humanity, of civilization, and of progress, it is to be hoped that this evil influence may be soon averted. The steamer Virginius was on the 26th day of September, 1870, duly registered at the port of New York as a part of the commercial marine of the United States. On the 4th of October, 1870, having received the certificate of her register in the usual legal form, she sailed from the port of New York and has not since been within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • 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
    393
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    141
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • New York
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 26th day of September, 1870
    [Date]
  • the 4th of October, 1870
    [Date]
  • Virginius
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
On the 31st day of October last, while sailing under the flag of the United States on the high seas, she was forcibly seized by the Spanish gunboat Tornado, and was carried into the port of Santiago de Cuba, where fifty-three of her passengers and crew were inhumanly, and, so far at least as relates to those who were citizens of the United States, without due process of law, put to death.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • 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
    308
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.18
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • fifty-three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Santiago de Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 31st day of October last
    [Date]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
It is a well-established principle, asserted by the United States from the beginning of their national independence, recognized by Great Britain and other maritime powers, and stated by the Senate in a resolution passed unanimously on the 16th of June, 1858, that -- American vessels on the high seas in time of peace, bearing the American flag, remain under the jurisdiction of the country to which they belong, and therefore any visitation, molestation, or detention of such vessel by force, or by the exhibition of force, on the part of a foreign power is in derogation of the sovereignty 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
    9.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    489
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    103
  • Syllables
    174
  • Words Per Sentence
    103
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 16th of June, 1858
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
In accordance with this principle, the restoration of the Virginius and the surrender of the survivors of her passengers and crew, and a due reparation to the flag, and the punishment of the authorities who had been guilty of the illegal acts of violence, were demanded. The Spanish Government has recognized the justice of the demand, and has arranged for the immediate delivery of the vessel, and for the surrender of the survivors of the passengers and crew, and for a salute to the flag, and for proceedings looking to the punishment of those who may be proved to have been guilty of illegal acts of violence toward citizens of the United States, and also toward indemnifying those who may be shown to be entitled to indemnity.

    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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    594
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    127
  • Syllables
    208
  • Words Per Sentence
    127
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.97
  • AFINN
    -14.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Spanish Government
    [Organization]
  • Virginius
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
A copy of a protocol of a conference between the Secretary of State and the Spanish minister, in which the terms of this arrangement were agreed to, is transmitted herewith. The correspondence on this subject with the legation of the United States in Madrid was conducted in cipher and by cable, and needs the verification of the actual text of the correspondence.

    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
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • State
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
It has seemed to me to be due to the importance of the case not to submit this correspondence until the accurate text can be received by mail. It is expected shortly, and will be submitted when received. In taking leave of this subject for the present I wish to renew the expression of my conviction that the existence of African slavery in Cuba is a principal cause of the lamentable condition of the island.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    331
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.51
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • African
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ulysses S. Grant
I do not doubt that Congress shares with me the hope that it will soon be made to disappear, and that peace and prosperity may follow its abolition. The embargoing of American estates in Cuba, cruelty to American citizens detected in no act of hostility to the Spanish Government, the murdering of prisoners taken with arms in their hands, and, finally, the capture upon the high seas of a vessel sailing under the United States flag and bearing a United States registry have culminated in an outburst of indignation that has seemed for a time to threaten 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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    455
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    98
  • Syllables
    160
  • Words Per Sentence
    98
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.93
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Pending negotiations between the United States and the Government of Spain on the subject of this capture, I have authorized the Secretary of the Navy to put our Navy on a war footing, to the extent, at least, of the entire annual appropriation for that branch of the service, trusting to Congress and the public opinion of the American people to justify my action.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • 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
    296
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the Government of Spain
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
Assuming from the action of the last Congress in appointing a Committee on Privileges and Elections to prepare and report to this Congress a constitutional amendment to provide a better method of electing the President and Vice-President of the United States, and also from the necessity of such an amendment, that there will be submitted to the State legislatures for ratification such an improvement in our Constitution, I suggest two others for your consideration: First.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    394
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    138
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ulysses S. Grant
To authorize the Executive to approve of so much of any measure passing the two Houses of Congress as his judgment may dictate, without approving the whole, the disapproved portion or portions to be subjected to the same rules as now, to wit, to be referred back to the House in which the measure or measures originated, and, if passed by a two-thirds vote of the two Houses, then to become a law without the approval of the President.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.37
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two-thirds
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Executive
    [Organization]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Houses
    [Organization]