Herbert Hoover: State of the Union Written Message - December 6, 1932

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

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    21,137
  • Sentences
    168
  • Words
    4,284
  • Syllables
    7,189
  • Words Per Sentence
    4,284
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Herbert Hoover
To the Senate and House of Representatives: In accord with my constitutional duty, I transmit herewith to the Congress information upon the state of the Union together with recommendation of measures for its consideration. Our country is at peace. Our national defense has been maintained at a high state of effectiveness.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    267
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
All of the executive departments of the Government have been conducted during the year with a high devotion to public interest. There has been a far larger degree of freedom from industrial conflict than hitherto known. Education and science have made further advances. The public health is to-day at its highest known level.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.7
  • Gunning Fog
    12.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the year
    [Date]
Herbert Hoover
While we have recently engaged in the aggressive contest of a national election, its very tranquillity and the acceptance of its results furnish abundant proof of the strength of our institutions. In the face of widespread hardship our people have demonstrated daily a magnificent sense of humanity, of individual and community responsibility for the welfare of the less fortunate.

    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
    319
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • daily
    [Date]
Herbert Hoover
They have grown in their conceptions and organization for cooperative action for the common welfare. In the provision against distress during this winter, the great private agencies of the country have been mobilized again; the generosity of our people has again come into evidence to a degree in which all America may take great pride.

    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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • this winter
    [Date]
Herbert Hoover
Likewise the local authorities and the States are engaged everywhere in supplemental measures of relief. The provisions made for loans from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, to States that have exhausted their own resources, guarantee that there should be no hunger or suffering from cold in the country.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    260
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Credit & Lending

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
The large majority of States are showing a sturdy cooperation in the spirit of the Federal aid. The Surgeon General, in charge of the Public Health Service, furnishes me with the following information upon the state of public health: MORTALITY RATE PER 1,000 OF POPULATION ON AN ANNUAL BASIS FROM REPRESENTATIVE STATES General Infant First 9 months of -- 1928 11.9 67.8 1929 12.0 65.8 1930 11.4 62.0 1931 11.2 60.0 1932 10.6 55.0 The sickness rates from data available show the same trends.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.7
  • Gunning Fog
    7.8
  • Coleman Liau
    6.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    2.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.3

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.18
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • 1,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1932
    [Date]
  • 62.0 1931
    [Date]
  • 67.8 1929
    [Date]
  • ANNUAL
    [Date]
  • First 9 months of -- 1928
    [Date]
  • 1930
    [Organization]
  • the Public Health Service
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
These facts indicate the fine endeavor of the agencies which have been mobilized for care of those in distress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.2
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    92
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    19
  • Syllables
    32
  • Words Per Sentence
    19
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05
Header
ECONOMIC SITUATION

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    0.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    1.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    1.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    17
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    2
  • Syllables
    8
  • Words Per Sentence
    2
  • Syllables Per Word
    4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.78
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06
Herbert Hoover
The unparalleled world-wide economic depression has continued through the year. Due to the European collapse, the situation developed during last fall and winter into a series of most acute crises.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    164
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    31
  • Syllables
    57
  • Words Per Sentence
    31
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.13
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • last fall
    [Date]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • winter
    [Date]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Herbert Hoover
The unprecedented emergency measures enacted and policies adopted undoubtedly saved the country from economic disaster. After serving to defend the national security, these measures began in July to show their weight and influence toward improvement of conditions in many parts of the country. The following tables of current business indicators show the general economic movement during the past eleven months.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    2

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • July
    [Date]
  • the past eleven months
    [Date]
Herbert Hoover
MONTHLY BUSINESS INDICES WITH SEASONAL VARIATIONS ELIMINATED Industrial Factory Freight- Depart- Exports, Imports, Building Industrial Year and produc- employ- car ment store value value contracts, electric month tion ment loadings sales, all types power value consumption 1931 December 74 69.4 69 81 46 48 38 89.1 1932 January 72 68.1 64 78 39 42 31 93.9 February 69 67.8 62 78 45 41 27 98.8 March 67 66.4 61 72 41 37 26 88.0 April 63 64.3 59 80 38 36 27 82.2 May 60 62.1 54 73 37 34 26 82.0 June 59 60.0 52 71 34 36 27 78.1 July 58 58.3 51 67 32 27 27 79.2 August 60 58.8 51 66 31 29 30 73.5 September 66 60.3 54 70 33 32 30 84.0 October 66 61.3 57 70 33 32 29 84.4 The measures and policies which have procured this turn toward recovery should be continued until the depression is passed, and then the emergency agencies should be promptly liquidated.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    0.3
  • 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
    452
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    165
  • Syllables
    153
  • Words Per Sentence
    165
  • Syllables Per Word
    0.91

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • 27
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 27 82.2
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 27 98.8
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 32
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 34
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 36
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 38
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 39
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 41
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 60
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 62
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 67
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 67.8
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 81
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 82
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1931 December 74
    [Date]
  • 33 32 30 84.0 October 66
    [Date]
  • 72 41 37
    [Date]
  • 88.0 April 63
    [Date]
  • 93.9 February 69
    [Date]
  • July 58
    [Date]
  • June 59
    [Date]
  • March 67
    [Date]
  • May 60
    [Date]
  • MONTHLY
    [Date]
  • September 66
    [Date]
  • 69.4 69
    [Money]
  • Industrial Factory Freight-
    [Organization]
  • 52 71
    [Percent]
  • 60.3 54 70
    [Percent]
  • 61.3 57 70
    [Percent]
  • 64.3
    [Percent]
  • 66.4 61
    [Percent]
  • 73.5
    [Percent]
Herbert Hoover
The expansion of credit facilities by the Federal Reserve System and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation has been of incalculable value. The loans of the latter for reproductive works, and to railways for the creation of employment; its support of the credit structure through loans to banks, insurance companies, railways, building and loan associations, and to agriculture has protected the savings and insurance policies of millions of our citizens and has relieved millions of borrowers from duress;

    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
    423
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.32
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.17
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.09

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Federal Reserve System
    [Organization]
  • the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
They have enabled industry and business to function and expand.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    2.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    2.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    53
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    10
  • Syllables
    19
  • Words Per Sentence
    10
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02
Herbert Hoover
The assistance given to Farm Loan Banks, the establishment of the Home Loan Banks and Agricultural Credit Associations -- all in their various ramifications have placed large sums of money at the disposal of the people in protection and aid. Beyond this, the extensive organization of the country in voluntary action has produced profound results.

    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
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    287
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Credit & Lending/Loans

    Entities

  • Agricultural Credit Associations
    [Organization]
  • Farm Loan Banks
    [Organization]
  • the Home Loan Banks
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
The following table indicates direct expenditures of the Federal Government in aid to unemployment, agriculture, and financial relief over the past four years. The sums applied to financial relief multiply themselves many fold, being in considerable measure the initial capital supplied to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Farm Loan Banks, etc., which will be recovered to the Treasury.

    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
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.93

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the past four years
    [Date]
  • Farm Loan Banks
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
  • the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
Agricultural Public works 1 relief and financial loans Fiscal year ending June 30 -- 1930 $410,420,000 $156,100,000 1931 574,870,000 196,700,000 1932 655,880,000 772,700,000 1933 717,260,000 52,000,000 Total 2,358,430,000 1,177,500,000 1 Public Building, Highways, Rivers and Harbors and their maintenance, naval and other vessels construction, hospitals, etc.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    172
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    57
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    0.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 1
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 655,880,000 772,700,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Highways
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1931
    [Date]
  • 1933
    [Date]
  • Fiscal year ending June 30 -- 1930
    [Date]
  • Rivers and Harbors
    [Infrastructure]
  • 2,358,430,000 1,177,500,000 1
    [Money]
  • Agricultural Public
    [Organization]
  • 52,000,000
    [Product]
Herbert Hoover
Continued constructive policies promoting the economic recovery of the country must be the paramount duty of the Government. The result of the agencies we have created and the policies we have pursued has been to buttress our whole domestic financial structure and greatly to restore credit facilities. But progress in recovery requires another element as well -- that is fully restored confidence in the future.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
Herbert Hoover
Institutions and men may have resources and credit but unless they have confidence progress is halting and insecure. There are three definite directions in which action by the Government at once can contribute to strengthen further the forces of recovery by strengthening of confidence. They are the necessary foundations to any other action, and their accomplishment would at once promote employment and increase prices.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    354
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.70
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
Herbert Hoover
The first of these directions of action is the continuing reduction of all Government expenditures, whether national, State, or local. The difficulties of the country demand undiminished efforts toward economy in government in every direction. Embraced in this problem is the unquestioned balancing of the Federal Budget.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    269
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.98

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Budget
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
That is the first necessity of national stability and is the foundation of further recovery. It must be balanced in an absolutely safe and sure manner if full confidence is to be inspired. The second direction for action is the complete reorganization at once of our banking system. The shocks to our economic life have undoubtedly been multiplied by the weakness of this system, and until they are remedied recovery will be greatly hampered.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    364
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.34
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
Herbert Hoover
The third direction for immediate action is vigorous and whole souled cooperation with other governments in the economic field. That our major difficulties find their origins in the economic weakness of foreign nations requires no demonstration. The first need to-day is strengthening of commodity prices.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    46
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    46
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.29
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Herbert Hoover
That can not be permanently accomplished by artificialities. It must be accomplished by expansion in consumption of goods through the return of stability and confidence in the world at large and that in turn can not be fully accomplished without cooperation with other nations. BALANCING THE BUDGET I shall in due course present the Executive Budget to the Congress.

    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
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    305
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Executive Budget
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
It will show proposed reductions in appropriations below those enacted by the last session of the Congress by over $830,000,000. In addition I shall present the necessary Executive orders under the recent act authorizing the reorganization of the Federal Government which, if permitted to go into force, will produce still further substantial economies.

    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
    285
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.39
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 830,000,000
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
These sums in reduction of appropriations will, however, be partially offset by an increase of about $250,000,000 in uncontrollable items such as increased debt services, etc. In the Budget there is included only the completion of the Federal public works projects already undertaken or under contract. Speeding up of Federal public works during the past four years as an aid to employment has advanced many types of such improvements to the point where further expansion can not be justified in their usefulness to the Government or the people.

    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
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    440
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    149
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the past four years
    [Date]
  • about $250,000,000
    [Money]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
As an aid to unemployment we should beyond the normal constructive programs substitute reproductive or so-called self-liquidating works. Loans for such purposes have been provided for through the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. This change in character of projects directly relieves the taxpayer and is capable of expansion into a larger field than the direct Federal works.

    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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    319
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.23
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services

    Entities

  • the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
The reproductive works constitute an addition to national wealth and to future employment, whereas further undue expansion of Federal public works is but a burden upon the future. The Federal construction program thus limited to commitments and work in progress under the proposed appropriations contemplates expenditures for the next fiscal year, including naval and other vessel construction, as well as other forms of public works and maintenance, of a total of $442,769,000, as compared with $717,262,000 for the present year.

    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
    420
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • the next fiscal year
    [Date]
  • the present year
    [Date]
  • 442,769,000
    [Money]
  • 717,262,000
    [Money]
Herbert Hoover
The expenditure on such items over the four years ending June 30 next will amount to $2,350,000,000, or an amount of construction work eight times as great as the cost of the Panama Canal and, except for completion of certain long-view projects, places the Nation in many directions well ahead of its requirements for some years to come.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • 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
    259
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.37
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • eight
    [Cardinal Number]
  • some years
    [Date]
  • the four years ending June 30
    [Date]
  • the Panama Canal
    [Infrastructure]
  • 2,350,000,000
    [Money]
Herbert Hoover
A normal program of about $200,000,000 per annum should hereafter provide for the country's necessities and will permit substantial future reduction in Federal expenditures. I recommend that the furlough system installed last year be continued not only because of the economy produced but because, being tantamount to the "5-day week," it sets an example which should be followed by the country and because it embraces within its workings the "spread work" principle and thus serves to maintain a number of public servants who would otherwise be deprived of all income.

    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
    473
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    160
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • about $200,000,000
    [Money]
Herbert Hoover
I feel, however, in view of the present economic situation and the decrease in the cost of living by over 20 per cent, that some further sacrifice should be made by salaried officials of the Government over and above the 8 1/3 per cent reduction under the furlough system. I will recommend that after exempting the first $1,000 of salary there should be a temporary reduction for one year of 11 per cent of that part of all Government salaries in excess of the $1,000 exemption, the result of which, combined with the furlough system, will average about 14.8 per cent reduction in pay to those earning more than $1,000. I will recommend measures to eliminate certain payments in the veterans' services.

    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
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    541
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    126
  • Syllables
    190
  • Words Per Sentence
    126
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.75
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • News

    Entities

  • 8 1/3
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one year
    [Date]
  • 1,000
    [Money]
  • 11 per cent
    [Money]
  • about 14.8 per cent
    [Money]
  • more than $1,000
    [Money]
  • over 20 per cent
    [Money]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Government
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
I conceive these outlays were entirely beyond the original intentions of Congress in building up veterans' allowances. Many abuses have grown up from ill-considered legislation. They should be eliminated. The Nation should not ask for a reduction in allowances to men and dependents whose disabilities rise out of war service nor to those veterans with substantial service who have become totally disabled from non-war-connected causes and who are at the same time without other support.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    405
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.62
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
These latter veterans are a charge on the community at some point, and I feel that in view of their service to the Nation as a whole the responsibility should fall upon the Federal Government. Many of the economies recommended in the Budget were presented at the last session of the Congress but failed of adoption.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • 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
    257
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.64
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Nation
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
  • Budget
    [Person]
Herbert Hoover
If the Economy and Appropriations Committees of the Congress in canvassing these proposed expenditures shall find further reductions which can be made without impairing essential Government services, it will be welcomed both by the country and by myself. But under no circumstances do I feel that the Congress should fail to uphold the total of reductions recommended.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    309
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Economy and Appropriations Committees
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
Some of the older revenues and some of the revenues provided under the act passed during the last session of the Congress, particularly those generally referred to as the nuisance taxes, have not been as prolific of income as had been hoped. Further revenue is necessary in addition to the amount of reductions in expenditures recommended.

    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
    280
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
Many of the manufacturers' excise taxes upon selected industries not only failed to produce satisfactory revenue, but they are in many ways unjust and discriminatory. The time has come when, if the Government is to have an adequate basis of revenue to assure a balanced Budget, this system of special manufacturers' excise taxes should be extended to cover practically all manufactures at a uniform rate, except necessary food and possibly some grades of clothing.

    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
    383
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    144
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing
Herbert Hoover
At the last session the Congress responded to my request for authority to reorganize the Government departments. The act provides for the grouping and consolidation of executive and administrative agencies according to major purpose, and thereby reducing the number and overlap and duplication of effort.

    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
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    45
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    45
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.37
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Government
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
Executive orders issued for these purposes are required to be transmitted to the Congress while in session and do not become effective until after the expiration of 60 calendar days after such transmission, unless the Congress shall sooner approve.

    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
    206
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    39
  • Syllables
    70
  • Words Per Sentence
    39
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • 60
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
I shall issue such Executive orders within a few days grouping or consolidating over fifty executive and administrative agencies including a large number of commissions and "independent" agencies. The second step, of course, remains that after these various bureaus and agencies are placed cheek by jowl into such groups, the administrative officers in charge of the groups shall eliminate their overlap and still further consolidate these activities.

    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
    386
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.93

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.18
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • fifty
    [Cardinal Number]
  • a few days
    [Date]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
Herbert Hoover
Therein lie large economies. The Congress must be warned that a host of interested persons inside and outside the Government whose vision is concentrated on some particular function will at once protest against these proposals. These same sorts of activities have prevented reorganization of the Government for over a quarter of a century.

    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
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08

    Entities

  • quarter of a century
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
They must be disregarded if the task is to be accomplished.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.9
  • Gunning Fog
    11.7
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    4.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    48
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    11
  • Syllables
    16
  • Words Per Sentence
    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.56
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Header
BANKING

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    0.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    3.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    0.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    0.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    7
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    1
  • Syllables
    2
  • Words Per Sentence
    1
  • Syllables Per Word
    2

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.10
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08
Herbert Hoover
The basis of every other and every further effort toward recovery is to reorganize at once our banking system. The shocks to our economic system have undoubtedly multiplied by the weakness of our financial system. I first called attention of the Congress in 1929 to this condition, and I have unceasingly recommended remedy since that time.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.77
  • AFINN
    -9.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • 1929
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
The subject has been exhaustively investigated both by the committees of the Congress and the officers of the Federal Reserve System. The banking and financial system is presumed to serve in furnishing the essential lubricant to the wheels of industry, agriculture, and commerce, that is, credit. Its diversion from proper use, its improper use, or its insufficiency instantly brings hardship and dislocation in economic life.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    353
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.25
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Reserve System
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
As a system our banking has failed to meet this great emergency. It can be said without question of doubt that our losses and distress have been greatly augmented by its wholly inadequate organization. Its inability as a system to respond to our needs is to-day a constant drain upon progress toward recovery.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    11.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.94
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Finance/Banking
Herbert Hoover
In this statement I am not referring to individual banks or bankers. Thousands of them have shown distinguished courage and ability. On the contrary, I am referring to the system itself, which is so organized, or so lacking in organization, that in an emergency its very mechanism jeopardizes or paralyzes the action of sound banks and its instability is responsible for periodic dangers to our whole economic system.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.87

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.99
  • AFINN
    -25.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.15

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • Thousands
    [Cardinal Number]
Herbert Hoover
Bank failures rose in 1931 to 10 1/2 per cent of all the banks as compared to 1 1/2 per cent of the failures of all other types of enterprise. Since January 1, 1930, we have had 4,665 banks suspend, with $3,300,000,000 in deposits. Partly from fears and drains from abroad, partly from these failures themselves (which indeed often caused closing of sound banks), we have witnessed hoarding of currency to an enormous sum, rising during the height of the crisis to over $1,600,000,000. The results from interreaction of cause and effect have expressed themselves in strangulation of credit which at times has almost stifled the Nation's business and agriculture.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.6
  • Gunning Fog
    14.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.4
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    489
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    119
  • Syllables
    163
  • Words Per Sentence
    119
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.24

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.94
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • Finance/Banking

    Entities

  • 1 1/2
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 10 1/2
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 4,665
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1931
    [Date]
  • January 1, 1930
    [Date]
  • 1,600,000,000
    [Money]
  • 3,300,000,000
    [Money]
Herbert Hoover
The losses, suffering, and tragedies of our people are incalculable. Not alone do they lie in the losses of savings to millions of homes, injury by deprival of working capital to thousands of small businesses, but also, in the frantic pressure to recall loans to meet pressures of hoarding and in liquidation of failed banks, millions of other people have suffered in the loss of their homes and farms, businesses have been ruined, unemployment increased, and farmers' prices diminished.

    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
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    397
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • thousands
    [Cardinal Number]
  • deprival
    [Person]
Herbert Hoover
That this failure to function is unnecessary and is the fault of our particular system is plainly indicated by the fact that in Great Britain, where the economic mechanism has suffered far greater shocks than our own, there has not been a single bank failure during the depression. Again in Canada, where the situation has been in large degree identical with our own, there have not been substantial bank failures.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    339
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.82
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
Herbert Hoover
The creation of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the amendments to the Federal Reserve Act served to defend the Nation in a great crisis. They are not remedies; they are relief. It is inconceivable that the Reconstruction Corporation, which has extended aid to nearly 6,000 institutions and is manifestly but a temporary device, can go on indefinitely.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.03
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • nearly 6,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Federal Reserve Act
    [Law]
  • the Reconstruction Corporation
    [Organization]
  • the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
It is to-day a matter of satisfaction that the rate of bank failures, of hoarding, and the demands upon the Reconstruction Corporation have greatly lessened. The acute phases of the crisis have obviously passed and the time has now come when this national danger and this failure to respond to national necessities must be ended and the measures to end them can be safely undertaken.

    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
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    314
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • the Reconstruction Corporation
    [Organization]
Herbert Hoover
Methods of reform have been exhaustively examined. There is no reason now why solution should not be found at the present session of the Congress. Inflation of currency or governmental conduct of banking can have no part in these reforms. The Government must abide within the field of constructive organization, regulation, and the enforcement of safe practices only.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    14.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    304
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics
  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]