Thomas Jefferson: State of the Union Written Message - December 15, 1802

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    1.6

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Thomas Jefferson
To the Senate and House of Representatives:

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    7.4
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    2.8
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    12.0
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    9.0
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    6.3

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    1.7

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    1.7

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    36
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    1
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    7
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    13
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    7
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    1.71

    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
When we assemble together, fellow citizens, to consider the state of our beloved country, our just attentions are first drawn to those pleasing circumstances which mark the goodness of that Being from whose favor they flow and the large measure of thankfulness we owe for His bounty. Another year has come around, and finds us still blessed with peace and friendship abroad;

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  • Dale Chall
    4.6
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    4.6
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    5.0

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    62
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    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

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    0.98
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Another year
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Thomas Jefferson
Law, order, and religion at home; good affection and harmony with our Indian neighbors; our burthens lightened, yet our income sufficient for the public wants, and the produce of the year great beyond example.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    169
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    34
  • Syllables
    58
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    34
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

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  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
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    0.03

    Entities

  • Indian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • burthens
    [Person]
Thomas Jefferson
These, fellow citizens, are the circumstances under which we meet, and we remark with special satisfaction those which under the smiles of Providence result from the skill, industry, and order of our citizens, managing their own affairs in their own way and for their own use, unembarrassed by too much regulation, unoppressed by fiscal exactions.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    284
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.17
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02
Thomas Jefferson
On the restoration of peace in Europe that portion of the general carrying trade which had fallen to our share during the war was abridged by the returning competition of the belligerent powers. This was to be expected, and was just. But in addition we find in some parts of Europe monopolizing discriminations, which in the form of duties tend effectually to prohibit the carrying thither our own produce in our own vessels.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.8
  • 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
    348
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.27
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Reference/Humanities

    Entities

  • Europe
    [Location]
Thomas Jefferson
From existing amities and a spirit of justice it is hoped that friendly discussion will produce a fair and adequate reciprocity. but should false calculations of interest defeat our hope, it rests with the Legislature to decide whether they will meet inequalities abroad with countervailing inequalities at home, or provide for the evil in any other way.

    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
    294
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Legislature
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
It is with satisfaction I lay before you an act of the British Parliamant anticipating this subject so far as to authorize a mutual abolition of the duties and countervailing duties permitted under the treaty of 1794. It shows on their part a spirit of justice and friendly accommodation which it is our duty and our interest to cultivate with all nations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Thomas Jefferson
Whether this would produce a due equality in the navigation between the two countries is a subject for your consideration. Another circumstances which claims attention as directly affecting the very source of our navigation is the defect or the evasion of the law providing for the return of sea men, and particularly of those belonging to vessels sold abroad.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.34
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
Thomas Jefferson
Numbers of them, discharged in foreign ports, have been thrown on the hands of our consuls, who, to rescue them from the dangers into which their distresses might plunge them and save them to their country, have found it necessary in some cases to return them at the public charge. The cession of the Spanish Province of Louisiana to France, which took place in the course of the late war, will, if carried into effect, make a change in the aspect of our foreign relations which will doubtless have just weight in any deliberations of the Legislature connected with that subject.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    468
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    101
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    101
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Spanish Province of Louisiana
    [Country, City, State]
  • Legislature
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
There was reason not long since to apprehend that the warfare in which we were engaged with Tripoli might be taken up by some other of the Barbary Powers. A reenforcement, therefore, was immediately ordered to the vessels already there. Subsequent information, however, has removed these apprehensions for the present.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.10
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Tripoli
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Barbary Powers
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
To secure our commerce in that sea with the smallest force competent, we have supposed it best to watch strictly the harbor of Tripoli. Still, however, the shallowness of their coast and the want of smaller vessels on our part has permitted some cruisers to escape unobserved, and to one of these an American vessel unfortunately fell prey.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Tripoli
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Thomas Jefferson
The captain, one American sea man, and two others of color remain prisoners with them unless exchanged under an agreement formerly made with the Bashaw, to whom, on the faith of that, some of his captive subjects had been restored. The convention with the State of Georgia has been ratified by their legislature, and a repurchase from the Creeks has been consequently made of a part of the Talasscee country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    331
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Georgia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Creeks
    [Location]
  • Talasscee
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Bashaw
    [Person]
Thomas Jefferson
In this purchase has been also comprehended a part of the lands within the fork of Oconee and Oakmulgee rivers. The particulars of the contract will be laid before Congress so soon as they shall be in a state for communication. In order to remove every ground of difference possible with our Indian neighbors, I have proceeded in the work of settling with them and marking the boundaries between us.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    326
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Oakmulgee
    [Country, City, State]
  • Oconee
    [Country, City, State]
  • Indian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
That with the Choctaw Nation is fixed in one part and will be through the whole within a short time. The country to which their title had been extinguished before the Revolution is sufficient to receive a very respectable population, which Congress will probably see the expediency of encouraging so soon as the limits shall be declared.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    1.00

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Revolution
    [Event]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Choctaw Nation
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
We are to view this position as an outpost of the United States, surrounded by strong neighbors and distant from its support; and how far that monopoly which prevents population should here be guarded against and actual habitation made a condition of the continuance of title will be for your consideration.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    254
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Thomas Jefferson
A prompt settlement, too, of all existing rights and claims within this territory presents itself as a preliminary operation. In that part of the Indiana Territory which includes Vincennes the lines settled with the neighboring tribes fix the extinction of their title at a breadth of 24 leagues from east to west and about the same length parallel with and including the Wabash.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • 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
    311
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • 24
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Vincennes
    [Country, City, State]
  • Wabash
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Indiana Territory
    [Location]
Thomas Jefferson
They have also ceded a tract of 4 miles square, including the salt springs near the mouth of that river. In the Department of Finance it is with pleasure I inform you, that the receipts of external duties for the last 12 months have exceeded those of any former year, and that the ration of increase has been also greater than usual.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • the salt springs
    [Country, City, State]
  • the last 12 months
    [Date]
  • the Department of Finance
    [Organization]
  • 4 miles square
    [Quantity]
Thomas Jefferson
This has enabled us to answer all the regular exigencies of Government, to pay from the Treasury within 1 year upward of $8M, principal and interest, of the public debt, exclusive of upward of $1M paid by the sale of bank stock, and making in the whole a reduction of nearly $5.5M of principal, and to have now in the Treasury $4.5M which are in a course of application to the further discharge of debt and current demands.

    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
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    326
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.18
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • 1 year
    [Date]
  • $1M
    [Money]
  • $4.5M
    [Money]
  • $8M
    [Money]
  • nearly $5.5M
    [Money]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
Experience, too, so far, authorizes us to believe, if no extraordinary event supervenes, and the expenses which will be actually incurred shall not be greater than were contemplated by Congress at their last session, that we shall not be disappointed in the expectations then formed. But nevertheless, as the effect of peace on the amount of duties is not yet fully ascertained, it is the more necessary to practice every useful economy and to incur no expense which may be avoided without prejudice.

    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
    408
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    2.00

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
The collection of the internal taxes having been completed in some of the States, the officers employed in it are of course out of commission. In others they will be so shortly. But in a few, where the arrangements for the direct tax had been retarded, it will be some time before the system is closed. It has not yet been thought necessary to employ the agent authorized by an act of the last session for transacting business in Europe relative to debts and loans.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    374
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.72
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]
Thomas Jefferson
Nor have we used the power confided by the same act of prolonging the foreign debt by reloans, and of redeeming instead thereof an equal sum of the domestic debt. Should, however, the difficulties of remittance on so large a scale render it necessary at any time, the power shall be executed and the money thus employed abroad shall, in conformity with that law, be faithfully applied here in an equivalent extinction of domestic debt.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • 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
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.71
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01
Thomas Jefferson
When effects so salutary result from the plans you have already sanctioned; when merely by avoiding false objects of expense we are able, without a direct tax, without internal taxes, and without borrowing to make large and effectual payments toward the discharge of our public debt and the emancipation of our posterity from that mortal canker, it is an encouragement, fellow citizens, of the highest order to proceed as we have begun in substituting economy for taxation, and in pursuing what is useful for a nation placed as we are, rather than what is practiced by others under different circumstances.

    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
    9.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    497
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    176
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01
Thomas Jefferson
And when so ever we are destined to meet events which shall call forth all the energies of our country-men, we have the firmest reliance on those energies and the comfort of leaving for calls like these the extraordinary resources of loans and internal taxes. In the mean time, by payments of the principal of our debt, we are liberating annually portions of the external taxes and forming from them a growing fund still further to lessen the necessity of recurring to extraordinary resources.

    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
    404
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • annually
    [Date]
Thomas Jefferson
The usual account of receipts and expenditures for the last year, with an estimate of the expenses of the ensuing one, will be laid before you by the Secretary of the Treasury. No change being deemed necessary in our military establishment, an estimate of its expenses for the ensuing year on its present footing, as also of the sums to be employed in fortifications and other objects within that department, has been prepared by the Secretary of War, and will make a part of the general estimates which will be presented you.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    427
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.53
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the ensuing year
    [Date]
  • the last year
    [Date]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
Considering that our regular troops are employed for local purposes, and that the militia is our general reliance for great and sudden emergencies, you will doubtless think this institution worthy of a review, and give it those improvements of which you find it susceptible. Estimates for the Naval Department, prepared by the Secretary of the Navy, for another year will in like manner be communicated with the general estimates.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    355
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • another year
    [Date]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the Naval Department
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
A small force in the Mediterranean will still be necessary to restrain the Tripoline cruisers, and the uncertain tenure of peace with some other of the Barbary Powers may eventually require that force to be augmented. The necessity of procuring some smaller vessels for that service will raise the estimate, but the difference in their maintenance will soon make it a measure of economy.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    320
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.17
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Mediterranean
    [Location]
  • Tripoline
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Barbary Powers
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
Presuming it will be deemed expedient to expend annually a convenient sum toward providing the naval defense which our situation may require, I can not but recommend that the first appropriations for that purpose may go to the saving what we already possess. No cares, no attentions, can preserve vessels from rapid decay which lie in water and exposed to the sun.

    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
    298
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.81
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • annually
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Thomas Jefferson
These decays require great and constant repairs, and will consume, if continued, a great portion of the moneys destined to naval purposes. To avoid this waste of our resources it is proposed to add to our navy-yard here a dock within which our present vessels may be laid up dry and under cover from the sun.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.7
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    247
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.26
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Reference/Humanities
Thomas Jefferson
Under these circumstances experience proves that works of wood will remain scarcely at all affected by time. The great abundance of running water which this situation possesses, at heights far above the level of the tide, if employed as is practiced for lock navigation, furnishes the means for raising and laying up our vessels on a dry and sheltered bed.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.58
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03
Thomas Jefferson
And should the measure be found useful here, similar depositories for laying up as well as for building and repairing vessels may hereafter be undertaken at other navy-yards offering the same means. The plans and estimates of the work, prepared by a person of skill and experience, will be presented to you without delay, and from this it will be seen that scarcely more than has been the cost of 1 vessel is necessary to save the whole, and that the annual sum to be employed toward its completion may be adapted to the views of the Legislature as to naval expenditure.

    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
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    460
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    103
  • Syllables
    157
  • Words Per Sentence
    103
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 1
    [Cardinal Number]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • Legislature
    [Organization]
  • navy
    [Organization]
Thomas Jefferson
-- To cultivate peace and maintain commerce and navigation in all their lawful enterprises;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    75
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    13
  • Syllables
    25
  • Words Per Sentence
    13
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
Thomas Jefferson
-- to foster our fisheries as nurseries of navigation and for the nurture of man, and protect the manufactures adapted to our circumstances;

    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
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    114
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    22
  • Syllables
    42
  • Words Per Sentence
    22
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Agriculture & Forestry
Thomas Jefferson
-- to preserve the faith of the nation by an exact discharge of its debts and contracts, expend the public money with the same care and economy we would practice with our own, and impose on our citizens no unnecessary burthens;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    182
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    40
  • Syllables
    63
  • Words Per Sentence
    40
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Finance
Thomas Jefferson
-- to keep in all things within the pale of our constitutional powers, and cherish the federal union as the only rock of safety - these, fellow citizens, are the land-marks by which we are to guide ourselves in all proceedings.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    179
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    40
  • Syllables
    63
  • Words Per Sentence
    40
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Thomas Jefferson
By continuing to make these the rule of our action we shall endear to our country-men the true principles of their Constitution and promote an union of sentiment and of action equally auspicious to their happiness and safety. On my part, you may count on a cordial concurrence in every measure for the public good and on all the information I possess which may enable you to discharge to advantage the high functions with which you are invested by your country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    377
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]