Lyndon B. Johnson: State of the Union Address - January 12, 1966

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    25,405
  • Sentences
    261
  • Words
    5,568
  • Syllables
    8,464
  • Words Per Sentence
    5,568
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    3037.04
  • Words Per Minute
    110

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:00:00
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00:00:37
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House and the Senate, my fellow Americans: I come before you tonight to report on the State of the Union for the third time. I come here to thank you and to add my tribute, once more, to the Nation's gratitude for this, the 89th Congress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.4
  • Gunning Fog
    6.1
  • Coleman Liau
    8.1
  • SMOG
    8.2
  • ARI
    4.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    215
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    76
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    37.16
  • Words Per Minute
    85.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 89th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
  • the State of the Union for the third time
    [Title]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:00:37
-
00:01:21
  This Congress has already reserved for itself an honored chapter in the history of America. Our Nation tonight is engaged in a brutal and bitter conflict in Vietnam. Later on I want to discuss that struggle in some detail with you. It just must be the center of our concerns. But we will not permit those who fire upon us in Vietnam to win a victory over the desires and the intentions of all the American people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    8.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    9.5
  • ARI
    6.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    332
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    44.2
  • Words Per Minute
    104.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.19
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Vietnam
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:01:21
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00:02:13
  This Nation is mighty enough, its society is healthy enough, its people are strong enough, to pursue our goals in the rest of the world while still building a Great Society here at home. And that is what I have come here to ask of you tonight. I recommend that you provide the resources to carry forward, with full vigor, the great health and education programs that you enacted into law last year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    11.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    318
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    51.64
  • Words Per Minute
    84.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:02:13
-
00:02:55
  I recommend that we prosecute with vigor and determination our war on poverty. I recommend that you give a new and daring direction to our foreign aid program, designed to make a maximum attack on hunger and disease and ignorance in those countries that are determined to help themselves, and to help those nations that are trying to control population growth.

    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
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    296
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    42.8
  • Words Per Minute
    85.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.49
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:02:55
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00:03:55
  I recommend that you make it possible to expand trade between the United States and Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. I recommend to you a program to rebuild completely, on a scale never before attempted, entire central and slum areas of several of our cities in America. I recommend that you attack the wasteful and degrading poisoning of our rivers, and, as the cornerstone of this effort, clean completely entire large river basins.

    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
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    357
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69
  • Seconds
    59.56
  • Words Per Minute
    74.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Soviet Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Eastern Europe
    [Location]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:03:55
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00:04:40
  I recommend that you meet the growing menace of crime in the streets by building up law enforcement and by revitalizing the entire Federal system from prevention to probation. I recommend that you take additional steps to insure equal justice to all of our people by effectively enforcing nondiscrimination in Federal and State jury selection, by making it a serious Federal crime to obstruct public and private efforts to secure civil rights, and by outlawing discrimination in the sale and rental of housing.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    424
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    44.92
  • Words Per Minute
    110.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:04:40
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00:05:21
  I recommend that you help me modernize and streamline the Federal Government by creating a new Cabinet level Department of Transportation and reorganizing several existing agencies. In turn, I will restructure our civil service in the top grades so that men and women can easily be assigned to jobs where they are most needed, and ability will be both required as well as rewarded.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    314
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    41.4
  • Words Per Minute
    92.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Cabinet
    [Organization]
  • Department of Transportation
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:05:21
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00:06:12
  I will ask you to make it possible for Members of the House of Representatives to work more effectively in the service of the Nation through a constitutional amendment extending the term of a Congressman to 4 years, concurrent with that of the President.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    208
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    44
  • Syllables
    71
  • Words Per Sentence
    44
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    50.56
  • Words Per Minute
    52.22

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.49
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • 4 years
    [Date]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:06:12
-
00:06:21
  II. Because of Vietnam we cannot do all that we should, or all that we would like to do.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    2.4
  • Gunning Fog
    3.8
  • Coleman Liau
    4.9
  • SMOG
    3.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.1
  • Sprache
    2.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.1
  • Sprache
    2.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    67
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    19
  • Syllables
    24
  • Words Per Sentence
    19
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.21
  • Seconds
    8.88
  • Words Per Minute
    128.38

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.36
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Vietnam
    [Country, City, State]
  • II
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:06:21
-
00:07:10
  We will ruthlessly attack waste and inefficiency. We will make sure that every dollar is spent with the thrift and with the commonsense which recognizes how hard the taxpayer worked in order to earn it. We will continue to meet the needs of our people by continuing to develop the Great Society. Last year alone the wealth that we produced increased $47 billion, and it will soar again this year to a total over $720 billion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    338
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    48.92
  • Words Per Minute
    93.21

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Last year
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • the Great Society
    [Infrastructure]
  • $47 billion
    [Money]
  • over $720 billion
    [Money]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:07:10
-
00:07:50
  Because our economic policies have produced rising revenues, if you approve every program that I recommend tonight, our total budget deficit will be one of the lowest in many years. It will be only $1.8 billion next year. Total spending in the administrative budget will be $112.8 billion. Revenues next year will be $111 billion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    13.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    256
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    40.8
  • Words Per Minute
    80.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.47
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Business News
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • many years
    [Date]
  • next year
    [Date]
  • $111 billion
    [Money]
  • $112.8 billion
    [Money]
  • only $1.8 billion
    [Money]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:07:50
-
00:08:31
  On a cash basis -- which is the way that you and I keep our family budget -- the Federal budget next year will actually show a surplus. That is to say, if we include all the money that your Government will take in and all the money that your Government will spend, your Government next year will collect one-half billion dollars more than it will spend in the year 1967. I have not come here tonight to ask for pleasant luxuries or for idle pleasures.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    352
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    40.84
  • Words Per Minute
    124.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • next year
    [Date]
  • the year 1967
    [Date]
  • one-half billion dollars
    [Money]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:08:31
-
00:08:56
  I have come here to recommend that you, the representatives of the richest Nation on earth, you, the elected servants of a people who live in abundance unmatched on this globe, you bring the most urgent decencies of life to all of your fellow Americans. There are men who cry out: We must sacrifice. Well, let us rather ask them: Who will they sacrifice?

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    24.48
  • Words Per Minute
    156.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:08:56
-
00:09:13
  Are they going to sacrifice the children who seek the learning, or the sick who need medical care, or the families who dwell in squalor now brightened by the hope of home? Will they sacrifice opportunity for the distressed, the beauty of our land, the hope of our poor? Time may require further sacrifices.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    11.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    246
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    17.8
  • Words Per Minute
    182.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Time
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:09:13
-
00:09:41
  And if it does, then we will make them. But we will not heed those who wring it from the hopes of the unfortunate here in a land of plenty. I believe that we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam. But if there are some who do not believe this, then, in the name of justice, let them call for the contribution of those who live in the fullness of our blessing, rather than try to strip it from the hands of those that are most in need.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.5
  • Coleman Liau
    6.8
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    8.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    353
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.2
  • Seconds
    27.76
  • Words Per Minute
    198.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Vietnam
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Great Society
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:09:41
-
00:10:19
  And let no one think that the unfortunate and the oppressed of this land sit stifled and alone in their hope tonight. Hundreds of their servants and their protectors sit before me tonight here in this great Chamber.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.7
  • Gunning Fog
    9.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    176
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    38
  • Syllables
    54
  • Words Per Sentence
    38
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    37.88
  • Words Per Minute
    60.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.45
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Hundreds
    [Cardinal Number]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:10:19
-
00:10:56
  III. The Great Society leads us along three roads -- growth and justice and liberation. First is growth -- the national prosperity which supports the well-being of our people and which provides the tools of our progress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.1
  • Gunning Fog
    8.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    7.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    176
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    36
  • Syllables
    55
  • Words Per Sentence
    36
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    37.12
  • Words Per Minute
    58.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    18.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.10

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • III
    [Organization]
  • The Great Society
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:10:56
-
00:11:30
  I can report to you tonight what you have seen for yourselves already -- in every city and countryside. This Nation is flourishing. Workers are making more money than ever -- with after-tax income in the past 5 years up 33 percent; in the last year alone, up 8 percent. More people are working than ever before in our history -- an increase last year of 2 1/2 million jobs.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.2
  • Gunning Fog
    10.4
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    6.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.5
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.5
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    283
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    33.52
  • Words Per Minute
    123.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • 2 1/2 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • the last year alone
    [Date]
  • the past 5 years
    [Date]
  • 33 percent
    [Percent]
  • 8 percent
    [Percent]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:11:30
-
00:11:56
  Corporations have greater after-tax earnings than ever in history. For the past 5 years those earnings have been up over 65 percent, and last year alone they had a rise of 20 percent. Average farm income is higher than ever. Over the past 5 years it is up 40 percent, and over the past year it is up 22 percent alone.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.7
  • Gunning Fog
    7.5
  • Coleman Liau
    7.0
  • SMOG
    8.2
  • ARI
    4.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    240
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.29
  • Seconds
    26.24
  • Words Per Minute
    141.77

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • the past 5 years
    [Date]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • 20 percent
    [Percent]
  • 22 percent
    [Percent]
  • 40 percent
    [Percent]
  • over 65 percent
    [Percent]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:11:56
-
00:12:35
  I was informed this afternoon by the distinguished Secretary of the Treasury that his preliminary estimates indicate that our balance of payments deficit has been reduced from $2.8 billion in 1964 to $1.3 billion, or less, in 1965. This achievement has been made possible by the patriotic voluntary cooperation of businessmen and bankers working with your Government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    38.84
  • Words Per Minute
    88.05

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.23
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 1964
    [Date]
  • 1965
    [Date]
  • $1.3 billion
    [Money]
  • $2.8 billion
    [Money]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
  • this afternoon
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:12:35
-
00:13:10
  We must now work together with increased urgency to wipe out this balance of payments deficit altogether in the next year. And as our economy surges toward new heights we must increase our vigilance against the inflation which raises the cost of living and which lowers the savings of every family in this land.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    256
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    35.48
  • Words Per Minute
    91.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.05
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • the next year
    [Date]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:13:10
-
00:13:39
  It is essential, to prevent inflation, that we ask both labor and business to exercise price and wage restraint, and I do so again tonight. I believe it desirable, because of increased military expenditures, that you temporarily restore the automobile and certain telephone excise tax reductions made effective only 12 days ago.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83
  • Seconds
    29.12
  • Words Per Minute
    107.14

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    6.00

    Entities

  • only 12 days ago
    [Date]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:13:39
-
00:14:13
  Without raising taxes -- or even increasing the total tax bill paid -- we should move to improve our withholding system so that Americans can more realistically pay as they go, speed up the collection of corporate taxes, and make other necessary simplifications of the tax structure at an early date. I hope these measures will be adequate.

    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
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    33.64
  • Words Per Minute
    99.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • an early date
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:14:13
-
00:14:50
  But if the necessities of Vietnam require it, I will not hesitate to return to the Congress for additional appropriations, or additional revenues if they are needed. The second road is justice. Justice means a man's hope should not be limited by the color of his skin. I propose legislation to establish unavoidable requirements for nondiscriminatory jury selection in Federal and State courts -- and to give the Attorney General the power necessary to enforce those requirements.

    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
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    395
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82
  • Seconds
    37.16
  • Words Per Minute
    122.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Vietnam
    [Country, City, State]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Federal and State courts
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:14:50
-
00:15:27
  I propose legislation to strengthen authority of Federal courts to try those who murder, attack, or intimidate either civil rights workers or others exercising their constitutional rights -- and to increase penalties to a level equal to the nature of the crime. Legislation, resting on the fullest constitutional authority of the Federal Government, to 'prohibit racial discrimination in the sale or rental of housing.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    346
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9
  • Seconds
    36.76
  • Words Per Minute
    102.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • authority of Federal courts
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
  • the fullest constitutional authority
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:15:27
-
00:16:21
  For that other nation within a Nation -- the poor -- whose distress has now captured the conscience of America, I will ask the Congress not only to continue, but to speed up the war on poverty. And in so doing, we will provide the added energy of achievement with the increased efficiency of experience. To improve the life of our rural Americans and our farm population, we will plan for the future through the establishment of several new Community Development Districts, improved education through the use of Teacher Corps teams, better health measures, physical examinations, and adequate and available medical 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
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    509
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    174
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    54.04
  • Words Per Minute
    111.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Community Development Districts
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Corps
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:16:21
-
00:17:33
  For those who labor, I propose to improve unemployment insurance, to expand minimum wage benefits, and by the repeal of section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act to make the labor laws in all our States equal to the laws of the 31 States which do not have tonight right-to-work measures. And I also intend to ask the Congress to consider measures which, without improperly invading State and local authority, will enable us effectively to deal with strikes which threaten irreparable damage to the national interest. The third path is the path of liberation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • 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
    445
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    72.12
  • Words Per Minute
    80.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • the 31 States
    [Law]
  • the Taft-Hartley Act
    [Law]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:17:33
-
00:18:16
  It is to use our success for the fulfillment of our lives. A great nation is one which breeds a great people. A great people flower not from wealth and power, but from a society which spurs them to the fullness of their genius. That alone is a Great Society. Yet, slowly, painfully, on the edge of victory, has come the knowledge that shared prosperity is not enough.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.0
  • Gunning Fog
    9.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    10.0
  • ARI
    5.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    42.44
  • Words Per Minute
    96.14

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    24.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.07

    Entities

  • a Great Society
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:18:16
-
00:18:48
  In the midst of abundance modern man walks oppressed by forces which menace and confine the quality of his life, and which individual abundance alone will not overcome. We can subdue and we can master these forces -- bring increased meaning to our lives -- if all of us, Government and citizens, are bold enough to change old ways, daring enough to assault new dangers, and if the dream is dear enough to call forth the limitless capacities of this great people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    370
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    32.56
  • Words Per Minute
    147.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.10
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:18:48
-
00:19:25
  This year we must continue to improve the quality of American life. Let us fulfill and improve the great health and education programs of last year, extending special opportunities to those who risk their lives in our Armed Forces. I urge the House of Representatives to complete action on three programs already passed by the Senate -- the Teacher Corps, rent assistance, and home rule for the District of Columbia.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    339
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    36.56
  • Words Per Minute
    113.24

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the District of Columbia
    [Country, City, State]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • This year
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Armed Forces
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • the Teacher Corps
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:19:25
-
00:20:05
  In some of our urban areas we must help rebuild entire sections and neighborhoods containing, in some cases, as many as 100,000 people. Working together, private enterprise and government must press forward with the task of providing homes and shops, parks and hospitals, and all the other necessary parts of a flourishing community where our people can come to live the good life.

    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
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    305
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    39.96
  • Words Per Minute
    96.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • as many as 100,000
    [Cardinal Number]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:20:05
-
00:20:45
  I will offer other proposals to stimulate and to reward planning for the growth of entire metropolitan areas. Of all the reckless devastations of our national heritage, none is really more shameful than the continued poisoning of our rivers and our air. We must undertake a cooperative effort to end pollution in several river basins, making additional funds available to help draw the plans and construct the plants that are necessary to make the waters of our entire river systems clean, and make them a source of pleasure and beauty for all of our people.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    458
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    95
  • Syllables
    163
  • Words Per Sentence
    95
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    40.24
  • Words Per Minute
    141.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:20:45
-
00:21:14
  To attack and to overcome growing crime and lawlessness, I think we must have a stepped-up program to help modernize and strengthen our local police forces. Our people have a right to feel secure in their homes and on their streets -- and that right just must be secured. Nor can we fail to arrest the destruction of life and property on our highways.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.6
  • Gunning Fog
    11.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    29.16
  • Words Per Minute
    131.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.01
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:21:14
-
00:21:41
  I will propose a Highway Safety Act of 1966 to seek an end to this mounting tragedy. We must also act to prevent the deception of the American consumer -- requiring all packages to state clearly and truthfully their contents -- all interest and credit charges to be fully revealed -- and keeping harmful drugs and cosmetics away from our stores.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • 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
    273
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    26.48
  • Words Per Minute
    131.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • 1966
    [Date]
  • a Highway Safety Act
    [Law]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:21:41
-
00:22:05
  It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. We must change to master change. I propose to take steps to modernize and streamline the executive branch, to modernize the relations between city and State and Nation.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74
  • Seconds
    24.44
  • Words Per Minute
    139.93

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • State and Nation
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:22:05
-
00:22:32
  A new Department of Transportation is needed to bring together our transportation activities. The present structure -- 35 Government agencies, spending $5 billion yearly -- makes it almost impossible to serve either the growing demands of this great Nation or the needs of the industry, or the right of the taxpayer to full efficiency and real frugality.

    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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    26.72
  • Words Per Minute
    123.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics

    Entities

  • 35
    [Cardinal Number]
  • yearly
    [Date]
  • $5 billion
    [Money]
  • Department of Transportation
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:22:32
-
00:23:04
  I will propose in addition a program to construct and to flight-test a new supersonic transport airplane that will fly three times the speed of sound -- in excess of 2,000 miles per hour. I propose to examine our Federal system-the relation between city, State, Nation, and the citizens themselves. We need a commission of the most distinguished scholars and men of public affairs to do this job.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    314
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    32.76
  • Words Per Minute
    128.21

    Sentiment

  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • State, Nation
    [Organization]
  • 2,000 miles per hour
    [Quantity]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:23:04
-
00:23:33
  I will ask them to move on to develop a creative federalism to best use the wonderful diversity of our institutions and our people to solve the problems and to fulfill the dreams of the American people. As the process of election becomes more complex and more costly, we must make it possible for those without personal wealth to enter public life without being obligated to a few large contributors.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    29
  • Words Per Minute
    144.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:23:33
-
00:24:20
  Therefore, I will submit legislation to revise the present unrealistic restriction on contributions -- to prohibit the endless proliferation of committees, bringing local and State committees under the act -- to attach strong teeth and severe penalties to the requirement of full disclosure of contributions-and to broaden the participation of the people, through added tax incentives, to stimulate small contributions to the party and to the candidate of their choice.

    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
    9.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    390
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86
  • Seconds
    46.84
  • Words Per Minute
    88.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:24:20
-
00:24:45
  To strengthen the work of Congress I strongly urge an amendment to provide a 4-year term for Members of the House of Representatives-which should not begin before 1972. The present 2-year term requires most Members of Congress to divert enormous energies to an almost constant process of campaigning -- depriving this Nation of the fullest measure of both their skill and their wisdom.

    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
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    24.84
  • Words Per Minute
    157

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 1972
    [Date]
  • 2-year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:24:45
-
00:25:13
  Today, too, the work of government is far more complex than in our early years, requiring more time to learn and more time to master the technical tasks of legislating. And a longer term will serve to attract more men of the highest quality to political life. The Nation, the principle of democracy, and, I think, each congressional district, will all be better served by a 4-year term for Members of the House.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    326
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    28.24
  • Words Per Minute
    157.22

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • our early years
    [Date]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • The Nation
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:25:13
-
00:25:15
  And I urge your swift action.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    2.5
  • Gunning Fog
    2.4
  • Coleman Liau
    6.7
  • SMOG
    3.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    1.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    1.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    23
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    6
  • Syllables
    8
  • Words Per Sentence
    6
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    2.04
  • Words Per Minute
    176.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    2.00
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:25:15
-
00:25:54
  IV. Tonight the cup of peril is full in Vietnam. That conflict is not an isolated episode, but another great event in the policy that we have followed with strong consistency since World War II. The touchstone of that policy is the interest of the United States -- the welfare and the freedom of the people of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    11.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    6.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    38.44
  • Words Per Minute
    92.09

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Vietnam
    [Country, City, State]
  • World War II
    [Event]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:25:54
-
00:26:25
  But nations sink when they see that interest only through a narrow glass. In a world that has grown small and dangerous, pursuit of narrow aims could bring decay and even disaster. An America that is mighty beyond description-yet living in a hostile or despairing world -- would be neither safe nor free to build a civilization to liberate the spirit of man.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    31.52
  • Words Per Minute
    119.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.95
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:26:25
-
00:26:48
  In this pursuit we helped rebuild Western Europe. We gave our aid to Greece and Turkey, and we defended the freedom of Berlin. In this pursuit we have helped new nations toward independence. We have extended the helping hand of the Peace Corps and carried forward the largest program of economic assistance in the world.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.8
  • Gunning Fog
    9.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    22.12
  • Words Per Minute
    149.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Berlin
    [Country, City, State]
  • Greece
    [Country, City, State]
  • Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
  • Western Europe
    [Location]
  • the Peace Corps
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:26:48
-
00:27:26
  And in this pursuit we work to build a hemisphere of democracy and of social justice. In this pursuit we have defended against Communist aggression -- in Korea under President Truman -- in the Formosa Straits under President Eisenhower -- in Cuba under President Kennedy -- and again in Vietnam. Tonight Vietnam must hold the center of our attention, but across the world problems and opportunities crowd in on the American Nation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • 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
    348
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74
  • Seconds
    38.36
  • Words Per Minute
    106.36

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.12
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • Reference/Humanities/History

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Korea
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Formosa Straits
    [Country, City, State]
  • Vietnam
    [Country, City, State]
  • Communist
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the American Nation
    [Organization]
  • Eisenhower
    [Person]
  • Kennedy
    [Person]
  • Truman
    [Person]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:27:26
-
00:28:02
  I will discuss them fully in the months to come, and I will follow the five continuing lines of policy that America has followed under its last four Presidents. The first principle is strength. Tonight I can tell you that we are strong enough to keep all of our commitments. We will need expenditures of $58.3 billion for the next fiscal year to maintain this necessary defense might.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.2
  • Gunning Fog
    12.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    36
  • Words Per Minute
    113.33

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • five
    [Cardinal Number]
  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the months
    [Date]
  • the next fiscal year
    [Date]
  • $58.3 billion
    [Money]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:28:02
-
00:28:55
  While special Vietnam expenditures for the next fiscal year are estimated to increase by $5.8 billion, I can tell you that all the other expenditures put together in the entire Federal budget will rise this coming year by only $.6 billion. This is true because of the stringent cost-conscious economy program inaugurated in the Defense Department, and followed by the other departments of Government. A second principle of policy is the effort to control, and to reduce, and to ultimately eliminate the modern engines of destruction.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.6
  • 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
    433
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    150
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    52.96
  • Words Per Minute
    99.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • News
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Vietnam
    [Country, City, State]
  • the next fiscal year
    [Date]
  • this coming year
    [Date]
  • $5.8 billion
    [Money]
  • only $.6 billion
    [Money]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
  • the Defense Department
    [Organization]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:28:55
-
00:29:32
  We will vigorously pursue existing proposals-and seek new ones -- to control arms and to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. A third major principle of our foreign policy is to help build those associations of nations which reflect the opportunities and the necessities of the modern world. By strengthening the common defense, by stimulating world commerce, by meeting new hopes, these associations serve the cause of a flourishing world.

    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
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    361
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    37.24
  • Words Per Minute
    112.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
Lyndon B. Johnson
00:29:32
-
00:30:07
  We will take new steps this year to help strengthen the Alliance for Progress, the unity of Europe, the community of the Atlantic, the regional organizations of developing continents, and that supreme association -- the United Nations. We will work to strengthen economic cooperation, to reduce barriers to trade, and to improve international finance. A fourth enduring strand of policy has been to help improve the life of man.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    349
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    34.96
  • Words Per Minute
    116.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    19.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.08

    Entities

  • this year
    [Date]
  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • Europe
    [Location]
  • fourth
    [Ordinal Number]
  • supreme association
    [Organization]
  • the Alliance for Progress
    [Organization]
  • the United Nations
    [Organization]