Andrew Jackson: State of the Union Written Message - December 6, 1836

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  • Dale Chall
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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
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    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics
Andrew Jackson
Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives:

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    9.1
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    4.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    7.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

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  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

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    55
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    1
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    11
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    20
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    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

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  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Citizens
    [Person]
Andrew Jackson
Addressing to you the last annual message I shall ever present to the Congress of the United States, it is a source of the most heartfelt satisfaction to be able to congratulate you on the high state of prosperity which our beloved country has attained. With no causes at home or abroad to lessen the confidence with which we look to the future for continuing proofs of the capacity of our free institutions to produce all the fruits of good government, the general condition of our affairs may well excite our national pride.

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    12.0
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    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
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    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    430
  • Sentences
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  • Words
    93
  • Syllables
    144
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    93
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

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    0.98
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    20.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
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    0.05

    Entities

  • annual
    [Date]
  • the Congress of the United States
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
I can not avoid congratulating you, and my country particularly, on the success of the efforts made during my Administration by the Executive and Legislature, in conformity with the sincere, constant, and earnest desire of the people, to maintain peace and establish cordial relations with all foreign powers.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    255
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    1
  • Words
    48
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    48
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

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  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
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    0.02

    Entities

  • Administration
    [Organization]
  • Executive
    [Organization]
  • Legislature
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
Our gratitude is due to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and I invite you to unite with me in offering to Him fervent supplications that His providential care may ever be extended to those who follow us, enabling them to avoid the dangers and the horrors of war consistently with a just and indispensable regard to the rights and honor of our country.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    287
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.46
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
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    0.01
Andrew Jackson
But although the present state of our foreign affairs, standing, without important change, as they did when you separated in July last, is flattering in the extreme, I regret to say that many questions of an interesting character, at issue with other powers, are yet unadjusted. Amongst the most prominent of these is that of our NE boundary.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • July
    [Date]
Andrew Jackson
With an undiminished confidence in the sincere desire of His Britannic Majesty's Government to adjust that question, I am not yet in possession of the precise grounds upon which it proposes a satisfactory adjustment. With France our diplomatic relations have been resumed, and under circumstances which attest the disposition of both Governments to preserve a mutually beneficial intercourse and foster those amicable feelings which are so strongly required by the true interests of the two countries.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    421
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    144
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
Andrew Jackson
With Russia, Austria, Prussia, Naples, Sweden, and Denmark the best understanding exists, and our commercial intercourse is gradually expanding itself with them. It is encouraged in all these countries, except Naples, by their mutually advantageous and liberal treaty stipulations with us. The claims of our citizens on Portugal are admitted to be just, but provision for the payment of them has been unfortunately delayed by frequent political changes in that Kingdom.

    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
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    387
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.04
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
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    -0.01

    Entities

  • Austria
    [Country, City, State]
  • Denmark
    [Country, City, State]
  • Kingdom
    [Country, City, State]
  • Naples
    [Country, City, State]
  • Portugal
    [Country, City, State]
  • Prussia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sweden
    [Country, City, State]
Andrew Jackson
The blessings of peace have not been secured by Spain. Our connections with that country are on the best footing, with the exception of the burdens still imposed upon our commerce with her possessions out of Europe. The claims of American citizens for losses sustained at the bombardment of Antwerp have been presented to the Governments of Holland and Belgium, and will be pressed, in due season, to settlement.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.5
  • Gunning Fog
    13.8
  • 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
    337
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Antwerp
    [Country, City, State]
  • Belgium
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Governments of Holland
    [Country, City, State]
  • season
    [Date]
  • Europe
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Andrew Jackson
With Brazil and all our neighbors of this continent we continue to maintain relations of amity and concord, extending our commerce with them as far as the resources of the people and the policy of their Governments will permit. The just and long-standing claims of our citizens upon some of them are yet sources of dissatisfaction and complaint.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.66
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
  • concord
    [Country, City, State]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
No danger is apprehended, however, that they will not be peacefully, although tardily, acknowledged and paid by all, unless the irritating effect of her struggle with Texas should unfortunately make our immediate neighbor, Mexico, an exception. It is already known to you, by the correspondence between the two Governments communicated at your last session, that our conduct in relation to that struggle is regulated by the same principles that governed us in the dispute between Spain and Mexico herself, and I trust that it will be found on the most severe scrutiny that our acts have strictly corresponded with our professions.

    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

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  • Characters
    518
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    101
  • Syllables
    176
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    101
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

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  • VADER
    -0.88
  • AFINN
    -11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Public Safety
  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • two
    [Quantity]
Andrew Jackson
That the inhabitants of the United States should feel strong prepossessions for the one party is not surprising. But this circumstance should of itself teach us great caution, lest it lead us into the great error of suffering public policy to be regulated by partially or prejudice; and there are considerations connected with the possible result of this contest between the two parties of so much delicacy and importance to the United States that our character requires that we should neither anticipate events nor attempt to control them.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    449
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    148
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • us
    [Country, City, State]
  • two
    [Quantity]
Andrew Jackson
The known desire of the Texans to become a part of our system, although its gratification depends upon the reconcilement of various and conflicting interests, necessarily a work of time and uncertain in itself, is calculated to expose our conduct to misconstruction in the eyes of the world. There are already those who, indifferent to principle themselves and prone to suspect the want of it in others, charge us with ambitious designs and insidious policy.

    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
    377
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Texans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Andrew Jackson
You will perceive by the accompanying documents that the extraordinary mission from Mexico has been terminated on the sole ground that the obligations of this Government to itself and to Mexico, under treaty stipulations, have compelled me to trust a discretionary authority to a high officer of our Army to advance into territory claimed as part of Texas if necessary to protect our own or the neighboring frontier from Indian depredation.

    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
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    367
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Indian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Army
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
In the opinion of the Mexican functionary who has just left us, the honor of his country will be wounded by American soldiers entering, with the most amicable avowed purposes, upon ground from which the followers of his Government have been expelled, and over which there is at present no certainty of a serious effort on its part to re-establish its dominion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • 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
    293
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.04
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Andrew Jackson
The departure of this minister was the more singular as he was apprised that the sufficiency of the causes assigned for the advance of our troops by the commanding general had been seriously doubted by me, and there was every reason to suppose that the troops of the United States, their commander having had time to ascertain the truth or falsehood of the information upon which they had been marched to Nacogdoches, would be either there in perfect accordance with the principles admitted to be just in his conference with the Secretary of State by the Mexican minister himself, or were already withdrawn in consequence of the impressive warnings their commanding officer had received from the Department of War.

    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
    591
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    119
  • Syllables
    199
  • Words Per Sentence
    119
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Nacogdoches
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Department of War
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
It is hoped and believed that his Government will take a more dispassionate and just view of this subject, and not be disposed to construe a measure of justifiable precaution, made necessary by its known inability in execution of the stipulations of our treaty to act upon the frontier, into an encroachment upon its rights or a stain upon its honor.

    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
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
In the mean time the ancient complaints of injustice made on behalf of our citizens are disregarded, and new causes of dissatisfaction have arisen, some of them of a character requiring prompt remonstrance and ample and immediate redress. I trust, however, by tempering firmness with courtesy and acting with great forbearance upon every incident that has occurred or that may happen, to do and to obtain justice, and thus avoid the necessity of again bringing this subject to the view of Congress.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    409
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    138
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.03
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
It is my duty to remind you that no provision has been made to execute our treaty with Mexico for tracing the boundary line between the two countries. What ever may be the prospect of Mexico's being soon able to execute the treaty on its part, it is proper that we should be in anticipation prepared at all times to perform our obligations, without regard to the probable condition of those with whom we have contracted them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    344
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.32
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
Andrew Jackson
The result of the confidential inquiries made into the condition and prospects of the newly declared Texan Government will be communicated to you in the course of the session. Commercial treaties promising great advantages to our enterprising merchants and navigators have been formed with the distant Governments of Muscat and Siam.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Siam
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texan Government
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
The ratifications have been exchanged, but have not reached the Department of State. Copes of the treaties will be transmitted to you if received before, or published if arriving after, the close of the present session of Congress. Nothing has occurred to interrupt the good understanding that has long existed with the Barbary Powers, nor to check the good will which is gradually growing up from our intercourse with the dominions of the Government of growing of the distinguished chief of the Ottoman Empire.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    421
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    141
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the Ottoman Empire
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Barbary Powers
    [Organization]
  • the Department of State
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
Information has been received at the Department of State that a treaty with the Emperor of Morocco has just been negotiated, which, I hope, will be received in time to be laid before the Senate previous to the close of the session. You will perceive from the report of the Secretary of the Treasury that the financial means of the country continue to keep pace with its improvement in all other respects.

    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
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Morocco
    [Country, City, State]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the Department of State
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
The receipts into the Treasury during the present year will amount to about $47,691,898; those from customs being estimated at $22,523,151, those from lands at about $24,000,000, and the residue from miscellaneous sources. The expenditures for all objects during the year are estimated not to exceed $32,000,000, which will leave a balance in the Treasury for public purposes on the first day of January next of about $41,723,959. This sum, with the exception of $5,000,000, will be transferred to the several States in accordance with the provisions of the act regulating the deposits of the public money.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • Coleman Liau
    7.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    436
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    109
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    109
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.34
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the first day of January next
    [Date]
  • the present year
    [Date]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • 22,523,151
    [Money]
  • 32,000,000
    [Money]
  • 5,000,000
    [Money]
  • about $24,000,000
    [Money]
  • about $41,723,959
    [Money]
  • about $47,691,898
    [Money]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
The unexpended balances of appropriation on the first day of January next are estimated at $14,636,062, exceeding by $9,636,062 the amount which will be left in the deposit banks, subject to the draft of the Treasurer of the United States, after the contemplated transfers to the several States are made.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • 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
    230
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    80
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the first day of January next
    [Date]
  • 14,636,062
    [Money]
  • 9,636,062
    [Money]
  • the Treasurer of
    [Person]
Andrew Jackson
If, therefore, the future receipts should not be sufficient to meet these outstanding and future appropriations, there may be soon a necessity to use a portion of the funds deposited with the States.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    163
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    33
  • Syllables
    56
  • Words Per Sentence
    33
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
Andrew Jackson
The consequences apprehended when the deposit act of the last session received a reluctant approval have been measurably realized. Though an act merely for the deposit of the surplus moneys of the United States in the State treasuries for safe-keeping until they may be wanted for the service of the General Government, it has been extensively spoken of as an act to give the money to the several States, and they have been advised to use it as a givt, without regard to the means of refunding it when called for.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    417
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    154
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the General Government
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
Such a suggestion has doubtless been made without a proper attention to the various principles and interests which are affected by it. It is manifest that the law itself can not sanction such a suggestion, and that as it now stands the States have no more authority to receive and use these deposits without intending to return them than any deposit bank or any individual temporarily charged with the safe-keeping or application of the public money would now have for converting the same to their private use without the consent and against the will of 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
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    469
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    98
  • Syllables
    161
  • Words Per Sentence
    98
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.44
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
Andrew Jackson
But independently of the violation of public faith and moral obligation which are involved in this suggestion when examined in reference to the terms of the present deposit act, it is believed that the considerations which should govern the future legislation of Congress on this subject will be equally conclusive against the adoption of any measure recognizing the principles on which the suggestion has been made.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    349
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.15
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
Considering the intimate connection of the subject with the financial interests of the country and its great importance in whatever aspect it can be viewed, I have bestowed upon it the most anxious reflection, and feel it to be my duty to state to Congress such thoughts as have occurred to me, to aid their deliberation in treating it in the manner best calculated to conduce to the common good.

    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
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    323
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
The experience of other nations admonished us to hasten the extinguishment of the public debt; but it will be in vain that we have congratulated each other upon the disappearance of this evil if we do not guard against the equally great one of promoting the unnecessary accumulation of public revenue. No political maxim is better established than that which tells us that an improvident expenditure of money is the parent of profligacy, and that no people can hope to perpetuate their liberties who long acquiesce in a policy which taxes them for objects not necessary to the legitimate and real wants of their 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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    515
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    105
  • Syllables
    182
  • Words Per Sentence
    105
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02
Andrew Jackson
Flattering as is the condition of our country at the present period, because of its unexampled advance in all the steps of social and political improvement, it can not be disguised that there is a lurking danger already apparent in the neglect of this warning truth, and that the time has arrived when the representatives of the people should be employed in devising some more appropriate remedy than now exists to avert it.

    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
    348
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.38
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Shopping/Apparel
Andrew Jackson
Under our present revenue system there is every probability that there will continue to be a surplus beyond the wants of the Government, and it has become our duty to decide whether such a result be consistent with the true objects of our Government. Should a surplus be permitted to accumulate beyond the appropriations, it must be retained in the Treasury, as it now is, or distributed among the people or the States.

    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
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    341
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
To retain it in the Treasury unemployed in any way is impracticable; it is, besides, against the genius of our free institutions to lock up in vaults the treasure of the nation. To take from the people the right of bearing arms and put their weapons of defense in the hands of a standing army would be scarcely more dangerous to their liberties than to permit the Government to accumulate immense amounts of treasure beyond the supplies necessary to its legitimate wants.

    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
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    385
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
Such a treasure would doubtless be employed at some time, as it has been in other countries, when opportunity tempted ambition. To collect it merely for distribution to the States would seem to be highly impolitic, if not as dangerous as the proposition to retain it in the Treasury. The shortest reflection must satisfy everyone that to require the people to pay taxes to the Government merely that they may be paid back again is sporting with the substantial interests of the country, and no system which produces such a result can be expected to receive the public countenance.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • 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
    475
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    99
  • Syllables
    164
  • Words Per Sentence
    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
Nothing could be gained by it even if each individual who contributed a portion of the tax could receive back promptly the same portion. But it is apparent that no system of the kind can ever be enforced which will not absorb a considerable portion of the money to be distributed in salaries and commissions to the agents employed in the process and in the various losses and depreciations which arise from other causes, and the practical effect of such an attempt must ever be to burden the people with taxes, not for purposes beneficial to them, but to swell the profits of deposit banks and support a band of useless public officers.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    519
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    113
  • Syllables
    182
  • Words Per Sentence
    113
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.68
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02
Andrew Jackson
A distribution to the people is impracticable and unjust in other respects. It would be taking one man's property and giving it to another. Such would be the unavoidable result of a rule of equality (and none other is spoken of or would be likely to be adopted), in as much as there is no mode by which the amount of the individual contributions of our citizens to the public revenue can be ascertained.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    323
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.20
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • man's
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
We know that they contribute unequally, and a rule, therefore, that would distribute to them equally would be liable to all the objections which apply to the principle of an equal division of property. To make the General Government the instrument of carrying this odious principle into effect would be at once to destroy the means of its usefulness and change the character designed for it by the framers of the Constitution.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    350
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.32
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
Andrew Jackson
But the more extended and injurious consequences likely to result from a policy which would collect a surplus revenue from the purpose of distributing it may be forcibly illustrated by an examination of the effects already produced by the present deposit act. This act, although certainly designed to secure the safe-keeping of the public revenue, is not entirely free in its tendencies from any of the objections which apply to this principle of distribution.

    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
    382
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.32
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Andrew Jackson
The Government had without necessity received from the people a large surplus, which, instead of being employed as heretofore and returned to them by means of the public expenditure, was deposited with sundry banks. The banks proceeded to make loans upon this surplus, and thus converted it into banking capital, and in this manner it has tended to multiply bank charters and has had a great agency in producing a spirit of wild speculation.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    361
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Andrew Jackson
The possession and use of the property out of which this surplus was created belonged to the people, but the Government has transferred its possession to incorporated banks, whose interest and effort it is to make large profits out of its use. This process need only be stated to show its injustice and bad policy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • 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
    256
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.35
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
And the same observations apply to the influence which is produced by the steps necessary to collect as well as to distribute such a revenue. About 3/5 of all the duties on imports are paid in the city of New York, but it is obvious that the means to pay those duties are drawn from every quarter of the Union.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.8
  • Coleman Liau
    7.8
  • 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
    245
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.01
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • About 3/5
    [Cardinal Number]
  • New York
    [Country, City, State]
  • every quarter
    [Date]
Andrew Jackson
Every citizen in every State who purchases and consumes an article which has paid a duty at that port contributes to the accumulating mass. The surplus collected there must therefore be made up of moneys or property withdrawn from other points and other States. Thus the wealth and business of every region from which these surplus funds proceed must be to some extent injured, while that of the place where the funds are concentrated and are employed in banking are proportionably extended.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    406
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.13
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
But both in making the transfer of the funds which are first necessary to pay the duties and collect the surplus and in making the re-transfer which becomes necessary when the time arrives for the distribution of that surplus there is a considerable period when the funds can not be brought into use, and it is manifest that, besides the loss inevitable from such an operation, its tendency is to produce fluctuations in the business of the country, which are always productive of speculation and detrimental to the interests of regular trade.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    446
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    93
  • Syllables
    154
  • Words Per Sentence
    93
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.26
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Investing

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Andrew Jackson
Argument can scarcely be necessary to show that a measure of this character ought not to receive further legislative encouragement. By examining the practical operation of the ration for distribution adopted in the deposit bill of the last session we shall discover other features that appear equally objectionable.

    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
    266
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    48
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    48
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.98

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Andrew Jackson
Let it be assumed, for the sake of argument, that the surplus moneys to be deposited with the States have been collected and belong to them in the ration of their federal representative population -- an assumption founded upon the fact that any deficiencies in our future revenue from imposts and public lands must be made up by direct taxes collected from the States in that ration.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    312
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.36
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
Andrew Jackson
It is proposed to distribute this surplus -- say $30,000,000 -- not according to the ration in which it has been collected and belongs to the people of the States, but in that of their votes in the colleges of electors of President and Vice President. The effect of a distribution upon that ration is shown by the annexed table, marked A. By an examination of that table it will be perceived that in the distribution of a surplus of $30,000,000 upon that basis there is a great departure from the principle which regards representation as the true measure of taxation, and it will be found that the tendency of that departure will be to increase whatever inequalities have been supposed to attend the operation of our federal system in respect to its bearings upon the different interests of the Union.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    630
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    143
  • Syllables
    219
  • Words Per Sentence
    143
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Law & Government/Government
  • News

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 30,000,000
    [Money]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
In making the basis of representation the basis of taxation the framers of the Constitution intended to equalize the burdens which are necessary to support the Government, and the adoption of that ratio, while it accomplished this object, was also the means of adjusting other great topics arising out of the conflicting views respecting the political equality of the various members of the Confederacy.

    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
    9.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    336
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Confederacy
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
What ever, therefore, disturbs the liberal spirit of the compromises which established a rule of taxation so just and equitable, and which experience has proved to be so well adapted to the genius and habits of our people, should be received with the greatest caution and distrust. A bare inspection in the annexed table of the differences produced by the ration used in the deposit act compared with the results of a distribution according to the ration of direct taxation must satisfy every unprejudiced mind that the former ration contravenes the spirit of the Constitution and produces a degree of injustice in the operations of the Federal Government which would be fatal to the hope of perpetuating it.

    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
    585
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    118
  • Syllables
    208
  • Words Per Sentence
    118
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.33
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
By the ration of direct taxation, for example, the State of Delaware in the collection of $30,000,000 of revenue would pay into the Treasury $188,716, and in a distribution of $30,000,000 she would receive back from the Government, according to the ration of the deposit bill, the sum of $306,122; and similar results would follow the comparison between the small and the large States throughout the Union, thus realizing to the small States an advantage which would be doubtless as unacceptable to them as a motive for incorporating the principle in any system which would produce it as it would be inconsistent with the rights and expectations of the large States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    510
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    117
  • Syllables
    174
  • Words Per Sentence
    117
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the State of Delaware
    [Country, City, State]
  • 188,716
    [Money]
  • 30,000,000
    [Money]
  • 306,122
    [Money]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Andrew Jackson
It was certainly the intention of that provision of the Constitution which declares that

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    75
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    14
  • Syllables
    24
  • Words Per Sentence
    14
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.34
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
Andrew Jackson
all duties, imposts, and excises

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.6
  • Gunning Fog
    10.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    1.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    1.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    26
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    5
  • Syllables
    9
  • Words Per Sentence
    5
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8