John F. Kennedy: State of the Union Address - January 30, 1961

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.9
  • 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
    25,562
  • Sentences
    215
  • Words
    5,308
  • Syllables
    8,637
  • Words Per Sentence
    5,308
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    2,597
  • Words Per Minute
    122.63

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Law & Government/Government
John F. Kennedy
00:00:00
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00:00:35
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of the Congress: It is a pleasure to return from whence I came. You are among my oldest friends in Washington -- and this House is my oldest home. It was here, more than 14 years ago, that I first took the oath of Federal office.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.4
  • Gunning Fog
    4.1
  • Coleman Liau
    7.8
  • SMOG
    6.9
  • ARI
    2.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    205
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    68
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.27
  • Seconds
    35.52
  • Words Per Minute
    86.15

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • more than 14 years ago
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
John F. Kennedy
00:00:35
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00:01:08
  It was here, for 14 years, that I gained both knowledge and inspiration from members of both parties in both Houses -- from your wise and generous leaders -- and from the pronouncements which I can vividly recall, sitting where you now sit -- including the programs of two great Presidents, the undimmed eloquence of Churchill, the soaring idealism of Nehru, the steadfast words of General de Gaulle.

    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
    318
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    32.72
  • Words Per Minute
    119.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 14 years
    [Date]
  • Houses
    [Organization]
  • Churchill
    [Person]
  • de Gaulle
    [Person]
  • Nehru
    [Person]
John F. Kennedy
00:01:08
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00:01:38
  To speak from this same historic rostrum is a sobering experience. To be back among so many friends is a happy one. I am confident that that friendship will continue. Our Constitution wisely assigns both joint and separate roles to each branch of the government; and a President and a Congress who hold each other in mutual respect will neither permit nor attempt any trespass.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.9
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    30.68
  • Words Per Minute
    127.12

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:01:38
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00:02:09
  For my part, I shall withhold from neither the Congress nor the people any fact or report, past, present, or future, which is necessary for an informed judgment of our conduct and hazards. I shall neither shift the burden of executive decisions to the Congress, nor avoid responsibility for the outcome of those decisions.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.5
  • 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
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    30.44
  • Words Per Minute
    106.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:02:09
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00:02:45
  I speak today in an hour of national peril and national opportunity. Before my term has ended, we shall have to test anew whether a nation organized and governed such as ours can endure. The outcome is by no means certain. The answers are by no means clear. All of us together -- this Administration, this Congress, this nation-must forge those answers.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.9
  • Gunning Fog
    8.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    9.5
  • ARI
    6.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    36.08
  • Words Per Minute
    103.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.74
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • an hour
    [Time]
John F. Kennedy
00:02:45
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00:03:15
  But today, were I to offer -- after little more than a week in office -- detailed legislation to remedy every national ill, the Congress would rightly wonder whether the desire for speed had replaced the duty of responsibility. My remarks, therefore, will be limited. But they will also be candid. To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    8.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    30.36
  • Words Per Minute
    126.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.01
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • little more than a week
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:03:15
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00:03:47
  The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies, and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust. And, while the occasion does not call for another recital of our blessings and assets, we do have no greater asset than the willingness of a free and determined people, through its elected officials, to face all problems frankly and meet all dangers free from panic or fear.

    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
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    333
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    31.96
  • Words Per Minute
    133.29

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    14.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance
John F. Kennedy
00:03:47
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00:04:09
  The present state of our economy is disturbing. We take office in the wake of seven months of recession, three and one-half years of slack, seven years of diminished economic growth, and nine years of falling farm income. Business bankruptcies have reached their highest level since the Great Depression.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    249
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    21.32
  • Words Per Minute
    140.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.51
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • nine years
    [Date]
  • seven months
    [Date]
  • seven years
    [Date]
  • the Great Depression
    [Event]
John F. Kennedy
00:04:09
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00:04:16
  Since 1951 farm income has been squeezed down by 25 percent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    1.6
  • Gunning Fog
    4.4
  • Coleman Liau
    7.2
  • SMOG
    3.3
  • ARI
    2.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    43
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    11
  • Syllables
    15
  • Words Per Sentence
    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.09
  • Seconds
    7.32
  • Words Per Minute
    90.16

    Entities

  • 1951
    [Date]
  • 25 percent
    [Percent]
John F. Kennedy
00:04:16
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00:04:44
  Save for a brief period in 1958, insured unemployment is at the highest peak in our history. Of some five and one-half million Americans who are without jobs, more than one million have been searching for work for more than four months. And during each month some 150,000 workers are exhausting their already meager jobless benefit rights.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    266
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    28.44
  • Words Per Minute
    124.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services

    Entities

  • more than one million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • some 150,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • some five and one-half million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1958
    [Date]
  • each month
    [Date]
  • more than four months
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
John F. Kennedy
00:04:44
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00:05:16
  Nearly, one-eighth of those who are without jobs live almost without hope in nearly one hundred especially depressed and troubled areas. The rest include new school graduates unable to use their talents, farmers forced to give up their part-time jobs which helped balance their family budgets, skilled and unskilled workers laid off in such important industries as metals, machinery, automobiles and apparel.

    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
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    338
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    31.64
  • Words Per Minute
    121.37

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.80
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • nearly one hundred
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one-eighth
    [Cardinal Number]
John F. Kennedy
00:05:16
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00:05:48
  Our recovery from the 1958 recession, moreover, was anemic and incomplete. Our Gross National Product never regained its full potential. Unemployment never returned to normal levels. Maximum use of our national industrial capacity was never restored. In short, the American economy is in trouble. The most resourceful industrialized country on earth ranks among the last in the rate of economic growth.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    329
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9
  • Seconds
    31.68
  • Words Per Minute
    115.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.87
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • 1958
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
John F. Kennedy
00:05:48
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00:06:22
  Since last spring our economic growth rate has actually receded. Business investment is in a decline. Profits have fallen below predicted levels. Construction is off. A million unsold automobiles are in inventory. Fewer people are working -- and the average work week has shrunk well below 40 hours. Yet prices have continued to rise -- so that now too many Americans have less to spend for items that cost more to buy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.2
  • Gunning Fog
    10.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.7
  • ARI
    6.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    335
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    34
  • Words Per Minute
    123.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Finance/Investing
  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • last spring
    [Date]
  • the average work week
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • below 40 hours
    [Time]
John F. Kennedy
00:06:22
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00:06:54
  Economic prophecy is at best an uncertain art -- as demonstrated by the prediction one year ago from this same podium that 1960 would be, and I quote, "the most prosperous year in our history." Nevertheless, forecasts of continued slack and only slightly reduced unemployment through 1961 and 1962 have been made with alarming unanimity-and this Administration does not intend to stand helplessly by.

    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
    323
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    32.08
  • Words Per Minute
    123.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.22
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • 1960
    [Date]
  • 1961
    [Date]
  • 1962
    [Date]
  • one year ago
    [Date]
  • the most prosperous year
    [Date]
John F. Kennedy
00:06:54
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00:07:33
  We cannot afford to waste idle hours and empty plants while awaiting the end of the recession. We must show the world what a free economy can do -- to reduce unemployment, to put unused capacity to work, to spur new productivity, and to foster higher economic growth within a range of sound fiscal policies and relative price stability.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    39.68
  • Words Per Minute
    87.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.19
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • idle hours
    [Time]
John F. Kennedy
00:07:33
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00:08:31
  I will propose to the Congress within the next 14 days measures to improve unemployment compensation through temporary increases in duration on a self-supporting basis -- to provide more food for the families of the unemployed, and to aid their needy children -- to redevelop our areas of chronic labor surplus -- to expand the services of the U.S. Employment Offices -- to stimulate housing and construction -- to secure more purchasing power for our lowest paid workers by raising and expanding the minimum wage -- to offer tax incentives for sound plant investment -- to increase the development of our natural resources -- to encourage price stability -- and to take other steps aimed at insuring a prompt recovery and paving the way for increased long-range growth.

    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
    617
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    122
  • Syllables
    212
  • Words Per Sentence
    122
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69
  • Seconds
    57.48
  • Words Per Minute
    127.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • the next 14 days
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the U.S. Employment Offices
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:08:31
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00:08:52
  This is not a partisan program concentrating on our weaknesses -- it is, I hope, a national program to realize our national strength.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    106
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    22
  • Syllables
    38
  • Words Per Sentence
    22
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    20.68
  • Words Per Minute
    63.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    2.00

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Business Operations
  • Jobs & Education/Education
John F. Kennedy
00:08:52
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00:09:03
  II. Efficient expansion at home, stimulating the new plant and technology that can make our goods more competitive, is also the key to the international balance of payments problem.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    14.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    149
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    29
  • Syllables
    53
  • Words Per Sentence
    29
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79
  • Seconds
    11.56
  • Words Per Minute
    150.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • II
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:09:03
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00:09:44
  Laying aside all alarmist talk and panicky solutions, let us put that knotty problem in its proper perspective. It is true that, since 1958, the gap between the dollars we spend or invest abroad and the dollars returned to us has substantially widened. This overall deficit in our balance of payments increased by nearly $11 billion in the 3 years -- and holders of dollars abroad converted them to gold in such a quantity as to cause a total outflow of nearly $5 billion of gold from our reserve.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • 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
    391
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    40.92
  • Words Per Minute
    129.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.32
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • 1958
    [Date]
  • the 3 years
    [Date]
  • nearly $11 billion
    [Money]
  • nearly $5 billion
    [Money]
  • knotty
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:09:44
-
00:10:13
  The 1959 deficit was caused in large part by the failure of our exports to penetrate foreign markets-the result both of restrictions on our goods and our own uncompetitive prices. The 1960 deficit, on the other hand, was more the result of an increase in private capital outflow seeking new opportunity, higher return or speculative advantage abroad.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    28.64
  • Words Per Minute
    121.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.25
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • 1959
    [Date]
  • 1960
    [Date]
John F. Kennedy
00:10:13
-
00:10:45
  Meanwhile this country has continued to bear more than its share of the West's military and foreign aid obligations. Under existing policies, another deficit of $2 billion is predicted for 1961 -- and individuals in those countries whose dollar position once depended on these deficits for improvement now wonder aloud whether our gold reserves will remain sufficient to meet our own obligations.

    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
    323
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    31.96
  • Words Per Minute
    114.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.41
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • 1961
    [Date]
  • $2 billion
    [Money]
John F. Kennedy
00:10:45
-
00:11:21
  All this is cause for concern -- but it is not cause for panic. For our monetary and financial position remains exceedingly strong. Including our drawing rights in the International Monetary Fund and the gold reserve held as backing for our currency and Federal Reserve deposits, we have some $22 billion in total gold stocks and other international monetary reserves available-and I now pledge that their full strength stands behind the value of the dollar for use if needed.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    388
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    36.44
  • Words Per Minute
    130.08

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Finance/Investing

    Entities

  • some $22 billion
    [Money]
  • Federal Reserve
    [Organization]
  • the gold reserve
    [Organization]
  • the International Monetary Fund
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:11:21
-
00:12:07
  Moreover, we hold large assets abroad-the total owed this nation far exceeds the claims upon our reserves -- and our exports once again substantially exceed our imports. In short, we need not -- and we shall not-take any action to increase the dollar price of gold from $35 an ounce -- to impose exchange controls -- to reduce our anti-recession efforts -- to fall back on restrictive trade policies -- or to weaken our commitments around the world.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • 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
    350
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    45.84
  • Words Per Minute
    98.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.13
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • 35
    [Money]
John F. Kennedy
00:12:07
-
00:12:39
  This Administration will not distort the value of the dollar in any fashion. And this is a commitment. Prudence and good sense do require, however, that new steps be taken to ease the payments deficit and prevent any gold crisis. Our success in world affairs has long depended in part upon foreign confidence in our ability to pay.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    7.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    32.2
  • Words Per Minute
    108.07

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Reference
John F. Kennedy
00:12:39
-
00:13:23
  A series of executive orders, legislative remedies and cooperative efforts with our allies will get underway immediately -- aimed at attracting foreign investment and travel to this country-promoting American exports, at stable prices and with more liberal government guarantees and financing -- curbing tax and customs loopholes that encourage undue spending of private dollars abroad -- and (through OECD, NATO and otherwise) sharing with our allies all efforts to provide for the common defense of the free world and the hopes for growth of the less developed lands.

    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
    469
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    161
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    43.4
  • Words Per Minute
    118.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • NATO
    [Organization]
  • OECD
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:13:23
-
00:13:59
  While the current deficit lasts, ways will be found to ease our dollar outlays abroad without placing the full burden on the families of men whom we have asked to serve our Flag overseas. In short, whatever is required will be done to back up all our efforts abroad, and to make certain that, in the future as in the past, the dollar is as "sound as a dollar." III.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.5
  • Gunning Fog
    11.8
  • Coleman Liau
    8.2
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    9.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    294
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    36
  • Words Per Minute
    120

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • III
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:13:59
-
00:14:37
  But more than our exchange of international payments is out of balance. The current Federal budget for fiscal 1961 is almost certain to show a net deficit. The budget already submitted for fiscal 1962 will remain in balance only if the Congress enacts all the revenue measures requested -- and only if an earlier and sharper up-turn in the economy than my economic advisers now think likely produces the tax revenues estimated.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    342
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69
  • Seconds
    38.56
  • Words Per Minute
    112.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.33
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • fiscal 1961
    [Date]
  • fiscal 1962
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:14:37
-
00:15:09
  Nevertheless, a new Administration must of necessity build on the spending and revenue estimates already submitted. Within that framework, barring the development of urgent national defense needs or a worsening of the economy, it is my current intention to advocate a program of expenditures which, including revenues from a stimulation of the economy, will not of and by themselves unbalance the earlier Budget.

    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

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.97
  • Seconds
    31.92
  • Words Per Minute
    118.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • Administration
    [Organization]
  • Budget
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:15:09
-
00:15:34
  However, we will do what must be done. For our national household is cluttered with unfinished and neglected tasks. Our cities are being engulfed in squalor. Twelve long years after Congress declared our goal to be "a decent home and a suitable environment for every American family," we still have 25 million Americans living in substandard homes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    24.52
  • Words Per Minute
    144.37

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.53
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • 25 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Twelve long years
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:15:34
-
00:16:00
  A new housing program under a new Housing and Urban Affairs Department will be needed this year. Our classrooms contain 2 million more children than they can properly have room for, taught by 90,000 teachers not properly qualified to teach. One third of our most promising high school graduates are financially unable to continue the development of their talents.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.5
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    294
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    26.6
  • Words Per Minute
    135.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • 2 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 90,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • One third
    [Cardinal Number]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Housing and Urban Affairs Department
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:16:00
-
00:16:32
  The war babies of the 1940's, who overcrowded our schools in the 1950's, are now descending in 1960 upon our colleges-with two college students for every one, ten years from now -- and our colleges are ill prepared. We lack the scientists, the engineers and the teachers our world obligations require. We have neglected oceanography, saline water conversion, and the basic research that lies at the root of all progress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.5
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    325
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    31.6
  • Words Per Minute
    132.91

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education
  • People & Society

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1950's
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1960
    [Date]
  • ten years from now
    [Date]
  • 1940's
    [Title]
John F. Kennedy
00:16:32
-
00:17:03
  Federal grants for both higher and public school education can no longer be delayed. Medical research has achieved new wonders -- but these wonders are too often beyond the reach of too many people, owing to a lack of income (particularly among the aged), a lack of hospital beds, a lack of nursing homes and a lack of doctors and dentists.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • 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
    271
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    31.52
  • Words Per Minute
    114.21

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.91
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Finance/Grants, Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Jobs & Education/Education
John F. Kennedy
00:17:03
-
00:17:35
  Measures to provide health care for the aged under Social Security, and to increase the supply of both facilities and personnel, must be undertaken this year. Our supply of clean water is dwindling. Organized and juvenile crimes cost the taxpayers millions of dollars each year, making it essential that we have improved enforcement and new legislative safeguards.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    302
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7
  • Seconds
    31.4
  • Words Per Minute
    108.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Finance/Insurance/Health Insurance
  • Health/Public Health

    Entities

  • each year
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • millions of dollars
    [Money]
  • Social Security
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:17:35
-
00:18:00
  The denial of constitutional rights to some of our fellow Americans on account of race -- at the ballot box and elsewhere -- disturbs the national conscience, and subjects us to the charge of world opinion that our democracy is not equal to the high promise of our heritage. Morality in private business has not been sufficiently spurred by morality in public business.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69
  • Seconds
    25
  • Words Per Minute
    146.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.15
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal
  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
John F. Kennedy
00:18:00
-
00:18:18
  A host of problems and projects in all 50 States, though not possible to include in this Message, deserves-and will receive -- the attention of both the Congress and the Executive Branch. On most of these matters, Messages will be sent to the Congress within the next two weeks.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    220
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    71
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    18.72
  • Words Per Minute
    157.05

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.33
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • 50
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the next two weeks
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Executive Branch
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:18:18
-
00:18:26
  IV. But all these problems pale when placed beside those which confront us around the world.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    2.3
  • Gunning Fog
    3.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    3.3
  • ARI
    4.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    2.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    2.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    75
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    16
  • Syllables
    25
  • Words Per Sentence
    16
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.25
  • Seconds
    7.76
  • Words Per Minute
    123.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.68
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.11

    Entities

  • IV
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:18:26
-
00:18:53
  No man entering upon this office, regardless of his party, regardless of his previous service in Washington, could fail to be staggered upon learning -- even in this brief 10 day period -- the harsh enormity of the trials through which we must pass in the next four years. Each day the crises multiply. Each day their solution grows more difficult.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    26.36
  • Words Per Minute
    134.29

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.75
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • 10 day
    [Date]
  • Each day
    [Date]
  • the next four years
    [Date]
John F. Kennedy
00:18:53
-
00:19:18
  Each day we draw nearer the hour of maximum danger, as weapons spread and hostile forces grow stronger. I feel I must inform the Congress that our analyses over the last ten days make it clear that -- in each of the principal areas of crisis -- the tide of events has been running out and time has not been our friend.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.8
  • Gunning Fog
    14.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    250
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    25.52
  • Words Per Minute
    141.07

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the last ten days
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the hour
    [Time]
John F. Kennedy
00:19:18
-
00:19:40
  In Asia, the relentless pressures of the Chinese Communists menace the security of the entire area -- from the borders of India and South Viet Nam to the jungles of Laos, struggling to protect its newly-won independence. We seek in Laos what we seek in all Asia, and, indeed, in all of the world-freedom for the people and independence for the government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • 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
    283
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    21.88
  • Words Per Minute
    172.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.48
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • India
    [Country, City, State]
  • Laos
    [Country, City, State]
  • South Viet Nam
    [Country, City, State]
  • Asia
    [Location]
  • Chinese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Communists
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
John F. Kennedy
00:19:40
-
00:20:19
  And this Nation shall persevere in our pursuit of these objectives. In Africa, the Congo has been brutally torn by civil strife, political unrest and public disorder. We shall continue to support the heroic efforts of the United Nations to restore peace and order -- efforts which are now endangered by mounting tensions, unsolved problems, and decreasing support from many member states.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.0
  • 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
    318
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69
  • Seconds
    39.48
  • Words Per Minute
    92.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Congo
    [Country, City, State]
  • Africa
    [Location]
  • the United Nations
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:20:19
-
00:20:42
  In Latin America, Communist agents seeking to exploit that region's peaceful revolution of hope have established a base on Cuba, only 90 miles from our shores. Our objection with Cuba is not over the people's drive for a better life. Our objection is to their domination by foreign and domestic tyrannies.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    246
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    22.24
  • Words Per Minute
    137.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Latin America
    [Location]
  • Communist
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • only 90 miles
    [Quantity]
John F. Kennedy
00:20:42
-
00:21:26
  Cuban social and economic reform should be encouraged. Questions of economic and trade policy can always be negotiated. But Communist domination in this Hemisphere can never be negotiated. We are pledged to work with our sister republics to free the Americas of all such foreign domination and all tyranny, working toward the goal of a free hemisphere of free governments, extending from Cape Horn to the Arctic Circle.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    346
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76
  • Seconds
    44.2
  • Words Per Minute
    92.31

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • Americas
    [Location]
  • Cape Horn
    [Location]
  • Hemisphere
    [Location]
  • the Arctic Circle
    [Location]
  • Communist
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
John F. Kennedy
00:21:26
-
00:22:02
  In Europe our alliances are unfulfilled and in some disarray. The unity of NATO has been weakened by economic rivalry and partially eroded by national interest. It has not yet fully mobilized its resources nor fully achieved a common outlook. Yet no Atlantic power can meet on its own the mutual problems now facing us in defense, foreign aid, monetary reserves, and a host of other areas;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.5
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    36.2
  • Words Per Minute
    111.05

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.67
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • Europe
    [Location]
  • NATO
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:22:02
-
00:22:10
  And our close ties with those whose hopes and interests we share are among this Nation's most powerful assets.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    11.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    90
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    19
  • Syllables
    30
  • Words Per Sentence
    19
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    8.28
  • Words Per Minute
    137.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Date]
John F. Kennedy
00:22:10
-
00:22:33
  Our greatest challenge is still the world that lies beyond the Cold War -- but the first great obstacle is still our relations with the Soviet Union and Communist China. We must never be lulled into believing that either power has yielded its ambitions for world domination -- ambitions which they forcefully restated only a short time ago.

    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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61
  • Seconds
    22.4
  • Words Per Minute
    150

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.36
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Soviet Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Cold War
    [Event]
  • Communist
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
John F. Kennedy
00:22:33
-
00:23:02
  On the contrary, our task is to convince them that aggression and subversion will not be profitable routes to pursue these ends. Open and peaceful competition -- for prestige, for markets, for scientific achievement, even for men's minds -- is something else again. For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    29.48
  • Words Per Minute
    136.36

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • men's
    [Cardinal Number]
  • man's
    [Organization]
  • subversion
    [Product]
John F. Kennedy
00:23:02
-
00:24:04
  To meet this array of challenges -- to fulfill the role we cannot avoid on the world scene -- we must reexamine and revise our whole arsenal of tools: military, economic and political. One must not overshadow the other: On the Presidential Coat of Arms, the American eagle holds in his right talon the olive branch, while in his left he holds a bundle of arrows.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • 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
    286
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    61.72
  • Words Per Minute
    62.22

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
John F. Kennedy
00:24:04
-
00:24:41
  We intend to give equal attention to both. First, we must strengthen our military tools. We are moving into a period of uncertain risk and great commitment in which both the military and diplomatic possibilities require a Free World force so powerful as to make any aggression clearly futile. Yet in the past, lack of a consistent, coherent military strategy, the absence of basic assumptions about our national requirements and the faulty estimates and duplication arising from inter-service rivalries have all made it difficult to assess accurately how adequate -- or inadequate -- our defenses really are.

    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
    499
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    175
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84
  • Seconds
    37.32
  • Words Per Minute
    154.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
John F. Kennedy
00:24:41
-
00:25:16
  I have, therefore, instructed the Secretary of Defense to reappraise our entire defense strategy -- our ability to fulfill our commitments-the effectiveness, vulnerability, and dispersal of our strategic bases, forces and warning systems -- the efficiency and economy of our operation and organization-the elimination of obsolete bases and installations-and the adequacy, modernization and mobility of our present conventional and nuclear forces and weapons systems in the light of present and future dangers.

    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
    424
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.12
  • Seconds
    34.6
  • Words Per Minute
    126.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.44
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Defense
    [Organization]
John F. Kennedy
00:25:16
-
00:25:41
  I have asked for preliminary conclusions by the end of February -- and I then shall recommend whatever legislative, budgetary or executive action is needed in the light of these conclusions. In the meantime, I have asked the Defense Secretary to initiate immediately three new steps most clearly needed now: First, l have directed prompt attention to increase our air-lift capacity.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79
  • Seconds
    25.36
  • Words Per Minute
    144.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the end of February
    [Date]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Defense
    [Organization]