Abraham Lincoln: State of the Union Written Message - December 1, 1862

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    39,636
  • Sentences
    322
  • Words
    8,449
  • Syllables
    13,449
  • Words Per Sentence
    8,449
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government
Abraham Lincoln
Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives:

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    3.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    2.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    2.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    50
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    9
  • Syllables
    18
  • Words Per Sentence
    9
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Since your last annual assembling another year of health and bountiful harvests has passed, and while it has not pleased the Almighty to bless us with a return of peace, we can but press on, guided by the best light He gives us, trusting that in His own good time and wise way all will yet be well. The correspondence touching foreign affairs which has taken place during the last year is herewith submitted, in virtual compliance with a request to that effect made by the House of Representatives near the close of the last session of Congress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • 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
    441
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    98
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    98
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • another year
    [Date]
  • last annual
    [Date]
  • the last year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
If the condition of our relations with other nations is less gratifying than it has usually been at former periods, it is certainly more satisfactory than a nation so unhappily distracted as we are might reasonably have apprehended. In the month of June last there were some grounds to expect that the maritime powers which at the beginning of our domestic difficulties so unwisely and unnecessarily, as we think, recognized the insurgents as a belligerent would soon recede from that position, which has proved only less injurious to themselves than to our own country.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    471
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    163
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.11
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • People & Society

    Entities

  • the month of June
    [Date]
Abraham Lincoln
But the temporary reverses which afterwards befell the national arms, and which were exaggerated by our own disloyal citizens abroad, have hitherto delayed that act of simple justice. The civil war, which has so radically changed for the moment the occupations and habits of the American people, has necessarily disturbed the social condition and affected very deeply the prosperity of the nations with which we have carried on a commerce that has been steadily increasing throughout a period of half a century.

    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
    424
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • half a century
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Abraham Lincoln
It has at the same time excited political ambitions and apprehensions which have produced a profound agitation throughout the civilized world. In this unusual agitation we have forborne from taking part in any controversy between foreign states and between parties or factions in such states. We have attempted no propagandism and acknowledged no revolution.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • 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
    302
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.49
  • AFINN
    -1.00

    Entities

  • forborne
    [Person]
Abraham Lincoln
But we have left to every nation the exclusive conduct and management of its own affairs. Our struggle has been, of course, contemplated by foreign nations with reference less to its own merits than to its supposed and often exaggerated effects and consequences resulting to those nations themselves. Nevertheless, complaint on the part of this Government, even if it were just, would certainly be unwise.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    333
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.26
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
Abraham Lincoln
The treaty with Great Britain for the suppression of the slave trade has been put into operation with a good prospect of complete success. It is an occasion of special pleasure to acknowledge that the execution of it on the part of Her Majesty's Government has been marked with a jealous respect for the authority of the United States and the rights of their moral and loyal citizens.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • 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
    314
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    14.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Topics

  • Reference
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Abraham Lincoln
The convention with Hanover for the abolition of the Stade dues has been carried into full effect under the act of Congress for that purpose. A blockade of 3,000 miles of seacoast could not be established and vigorously enforced in a season of great commercial activity like the present without committing occasional mistakes and inflicting unintentional injuries upon foreign nations and their subjects.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    335
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Hanover
    [Country, City, State]
  • Stade
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • 3,000 miles
    [Quantity]
Abraham Lincoln
A civil war occurring in a country, where foreigners reside and carry on trade under treaty stipulations is necessarily fruitful of complaints of the violation of neutral rights. All such collisions tend to excite misapprehensions, and possibly to produce mutual reclamations between nations which have a common interest in preserving peace and friendship.

    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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Abraham Lincoln
In clear cases of these kinds I have so far as possible heard and redressed complaints which have been presented by friendly powers. There is still, however, a large and an augmenting number of doubtful cases upon which the Government is unable to agree with the governments whose protection is demanded by the claimants.

    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
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
There are, moreover, many cases in which the United States or their citizens suffer wrongs from the naval or military authorities of foreign nations which the governments of those states are not at once prepared to redress. I have proposed to some of the foreign states thus interested mutual conventions to examine and adjust such complaints.

    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
    284
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.33
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Abraham Lincoln
This proposition has been made especially to Great Britain, to France, to Spain, and to Prussia. In each case it has been kindly received, but has not yet been formally adopted. I deem it my duty to recommend an appropriation in behalf of the owners of the Norwegian bark Admiral P. Tordenskiold, which vessel was in May, 1861, prevented by the commander of the blockading force off Charleston from leaving that port with cargo, notwithstanding a similar privilege had shortly before been granted to an English vessel.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • 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
    416
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Charleston
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Prussia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • May, 1861
    [Date]
  • English
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Norwegian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • P. Tordenskiold
    [Person]
Abraham Lincoln
I have directed the Secretary of State to cause the papers in the case to be communicated to the proper committees. Applications have been made to me by many free Americans of African descent to favor their emigration, with a view to such colonization as was contemplated in recent acts of Congress. Other parties, at home and abroad -- some from interested motives, others upon patriotic considerations, and still others influenced by philanthropic sentiments -- have suggested similar measures, while, on the other hand, several of the Spanish American Republics have protested against the sending of such colonies to their respective territories.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    534
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    196
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • African
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • American Republics
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Under these circumstances I have declined to move any such colony to any state without first obtaining the consent of its government, with an agreement on its part to receive and protect such emigrants in all the rights of freemen; and I have at the same time offered to the several States situated within the Tropics, or having colonies there, to negotiate with them, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, to favor the voluntary emigration of persons of that class to their respective territories, upon conditions which shall be equal, just, and humane.

    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
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    460
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    162
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Tropics
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Liberia and Hayti are as yet the only countries to which colonists of African descent from here could go with certainty of being received and adopted as citizens; and I regret to say such persons contemplating colonization do not seem so willing to migrate to those countries as to some others, nor so willing as I think their interest demands.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • AFINN
    -2.00

    Entities

  • Liberia
    [Country, City, State]
  • African
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Hayti
    [Person]
Abraham Lincoln
I believe, however, opinion among them in this respect is improving, and that ere long there will be an augmented and considerable migration to both these countries from the United States. The new commercial treaty between the United States and the Sultan of Turkey has been carried into execution. A commercial and consular treaty has been negotiated, subject to the Senate's consent, with Liberia, and a similar negotiation is now pending with the Republic of Hayti.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    383
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Liberia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Hayti
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
Abraham Lincoln
A considerable improvement of the national commerce is expected to result from these measures. Our relations with Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Prussia, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Rome, and the other European States remain undisturbed. Very favorable relations also continue to be maintained with Turkey, Morocco, China, and Japan.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    303
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Austria
    [Country, City, State]
  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Denmark
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Italy
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • Morocco
    [Country, City, State]
  • Portugal
    [Country, City, State]
  • Prussia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Rome
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sweden
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Netherlands
    [Country, City, State]
  • Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Abraham Lincoln
During the last year there has not only been no change of our previous relations with the independent States of our own continent, but more friendly sentiments than have heretofore existed are believed to be entertained by these neighbors, whose safety and progress are so intimately connected with our own.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    255
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • the last year
    [Date]
Abraham Lincoln
This statement especially applies to Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, and Chile. The commission under the convention with the Republic of New Granada closed its session without having audited and passed upon all the claims which were submitted to it. A proposition is pending to revive the convention, that it may be able to do more complete justice.

    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
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Chile
    [Country, City, State]
  • Costa Rica
    [Country, City, State]
  • Honduras
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • Peru
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of New Granada
    [Country, City, State]
Abraham Lincoln
The joint commission between the United States and the Republic of Costa Rica has completed its labors and submitted its report. I have favored the project for connecting the United States with Europe by an Atlantic telegraph, and a similar project to extend the telegraph from San Francisco to connect by a Pacific telegraph with the line which is being extended across the Russian Empire.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    323
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • San Francisco
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Costa Rica
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Russian Empire
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • Europe
    [Location]
  • Pacific
    [Location]
Abraham Lincoln
The Territories of the United States, with unimportant exceptions have remained undisturbed by the civil war; and they are exhibiting such evidence of prosperity as justifies an expectation that some of them will soon be in a condition to be organized as States and be constitutionally admitted into the Federal Union.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    265
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.46
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Federal Union
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The immense mineral resources of some of those Territories ought to be developed as rapidly as possible. Every step in that direction would have a tendency to improve the revenues of the Government and diminish the burdens of the people. It is worthy of your serious consideration whether some extraordinary measures to promote that end can not be adopted.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Territories
    [Location]
  • Government
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The means which suggests itself as most likely to be effective is a scientific exploration of the mineral regions in those Territories with a view to the publication of its results at home and in foreign countries -- results which can not fail to be auspicious. The condition of the finances will claim your most diligent consideration.

    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
    276
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
Abraham Lincoln
The vast expenditures incident to the military and naval operations required for the suppression of the rebellion have hitherto been met with a promptitude and certainty unusual in similar circumstances, and the public credit has been fully maintained. The continuance of the war, however, and the increased disbursements made necessary by the augmented forces now in the field demand your best reflections as to the best modes of providing the necessary revenue without injury to business and with the least possible burdens upon labor.

    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
    449
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    158
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military
Abraham Lincoln
The suspension of specie payments by the banks soon after the commencement of your last session made large issues of United States notes unavoidable. In no other way could the payment of the troops and the satisfaction of other just demands be so economically or so well provided for. The judicious legislation of Congress, securing the receivability of these notes for loans and internal duties and making them a legal tender for other debts, has made them an universal currency, and has satisfied, partially at least, and for the time, the long-felt want of an uniform circulating medium, saving thereby to the people immense sums in discounts and exchanges.

    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
    541
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    110
  • Syllables
    185
  • Words Per Sentence
    110
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
A return to specie payments, however, at the earliest period compatible with due regard to all interests concerned should ever be kept in view. Fluctuations in the value of currency are always injurious, and to reduce these fluctuations to the lowest possible point will always be a leading purpose in wise legislation.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    263
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02
Abraham Lincoln
Convertibility, prompt and certain convertibility, into coin is generally acknowledged to be the best and surest safeguard against them; and it is extremely doubtful whether a circulation of United States notes payable in coin and sufficiently large for the wants of the people can be permanently, usefully, and safely maintained.

    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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
Abraham Lincoln
Is there, then, any other mode in which the necessary provision for the public wants can be made and the great advantages of a safe and uniform currency secured? I know of none which promises so certain results and is at the same time so unobjectionable as the organization of banking associations, under a general act of Congress, well guarded in its provisions.

    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
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
To such associations the Government might furnish circulating notes, on the security of United States bonds deposited in the Treasury. These notes, prepared under the supervision of proper officers, being uniform in appearance and security and convertible always into coin, would at once protect labor against the evils of a vicious currency and facilitate commerce by cheap and safe exchanges.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    329
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
A moderate reservation from the interest on the bonds would compensate the United States for the preparation and distribution of the notes and a general supervision of the system, and would lighten the burden of that part of the public debt employed as securities. The public credit, moreover, would be greatly improved and the negotiation of new loans greatly facilitated by the steady market demand for Government bonds which the adoption of the proposed system would create.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    396
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Abraham Lincoln
It is an additional recommendation of the measure, of considerable weight, in my judgment, that it would reconcile as far as possible all existing interests by the opportunity offered to existing institutions to reorganize under the act, substituting only the secured uniform national circulation for the local and various circulation, secured and unsecured, now issued by them.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    315
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    2

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02
Abraham Lincoln
The receipts into the treasury from all sources, including loans and balance from the preceding year, for the fiscal year ending on the 30th June, 1862, were $583,885,247.06, of which sum $49,056,397.62 were derived from customs; $1,795,331.73 from the direct tax; from public lands, $152,203.77; from miscellaneous sources, $931,787.64; from loans in all forms, $529,692,460.50. The remainder, :$2,257,065.80, was the balance from last year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.5
  • Gunning Fog
    17.8
  • Coleman Liau
    4.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20

    Topics

  • Finance/Credit & Lending

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • the fiscal year ending on the 30th June, 1862
    [Date]
  • the preceding year
    [Date]
  • 1,795,331.73
    [Money]
  • 152,203.77
    [Money]
  • 2,257,065.80
    [Money]
  • 49,056,397.62
    [Money]
  • 529,692,460.50
    [Money]
  • 583,885,247.06
    [Money]
  • 931,787.64
    [Money]
  • customs
    [Organization]
  • treasury
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The disbursements during the same period were: For Congressional, executive, and judicial purposes, $5,939.009.29; for foreign intercourse, $1,339,710.35; for miscellaneous expenses, including the mints, loans, Post-Office deficiencies, collection of revenue, and other like charges, $14,129,771.50; for expenses under the Interior Department, 985.52; under the War Department, $394,368,407.36; under the Navy Department, $42,674,569.69; for interest on public debt, $13,190,324.45; and for payment of public debt, including reimbursement of temporary loan and redemptions, $96,096,922.09; making an aggregate of $570,841,700.25, and leaving a balance in the Treasury on the 1st day of July, 1862, of $13,043,546.81. It should be observed that the sum of $96,096,922.09, expended for reimbursements and redemption of public debt, being included also in the loans made, may be properly deducted both from receipts and expenditures, leaving the actual receipts for the year $487,788,324.97, and the expenditures $474,744,778.16. Other information on the subject of the finances will be found in the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, to whose statements and views I invite your most candid and considerate attention.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • 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
    831
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    196
  • Syllables
    280
  • Words Per Sentence
    196
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.16
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 985.52
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the 1st day of July, 1862
    [Date]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • 1,339,710.35
    [Money]
  • 13,043,546.81
    [Money]
  • 13,190,324.45
    [Money]
  • 14,129,771.50
    [Money]
  • 394,368,407.36
    [Money]
  • 42,674,569.69
    [Money]
  • 474,744,778.16
    [Money]
  • 487,788,324.97
    [Money]
  • 5,939.009.29
    [Money]
  • 570,841,700.25
    [Money]
  • 96,096,922.09
    [Money]
  • Congressional
    [Organization]
  • Post-Office
    [Organization]
  • the Interior Department
    [Organization]
  • the Navy Department
    [Organization]
  • the War Department
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The reports of the Secretaries of War and of the Navy are herewith transmitted. These reports, though lengthy, are scarcely more than brief abstracts of the very numerous and extensive transactions and operations conducted through those Departments. Nor could I give a summary of them here upon any principle which would admit of its being much shorter than the reports themselves.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.48
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Departments
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
I therefore content myself with laying the reports before you and asking your attention to them. It gives me pleasure to report a decided improvement in the financial condition of the Post-Office Department as compared with several preceding years. The receipts for the fiscal year 1861 amounted to $8,349,296.40, which embraced the revenue from all the States of the Union for three quarters of that year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    319
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • the States of the Union for
    [Country, City, State]
  • several preceding years
    [Date]
  • the fiscal year 1861
    [Date]
  • three quarters of that year
    [Date]
  • 8,349,296.40
    [Money]
  • the Post-Office Department
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Notwithstanding the cessation of revenue from the so-called seceded States during the last fiscal year, the increase of the correspondence of the loyal States has been sufficient to produce a revenue during the same year of $8,299,820.90, being only $50,000 less than was derived from all the States of the Union during the previous year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • 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
    260
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the States of the Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • the last fiscal year
    [Date]
  • the previous year
    [Date]
  • the same year
    [Date]
  • 8,299,820.90
    [Money]
  • only $50,000
    [Money]
Abraham Lincoln
The expenditures show a still more favorable result. The amount expended in 1861 was $13,606,759.11. For the last year the amount has been reduced to $11,125,364.13, showing a decrease of about $2,481,000 in the expenditures as compared with the preceding year, and about $3,750,000 as compared with the fiscal year 1860. The deficiency in the Department for the previous year was $4,551,966.98. For the last fiscal year it was reduced to $2,112,814.57. These favorable results are in part owing to the cessation of mail service in the insurrectionary States and in part to a careful review of all expenditures in that Department in the interest of economy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.8
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    7.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    6.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    461
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    119
  • Syllables
    161
  • Words Per Sentence
    119
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • News

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1861
    [Date]
  • the fiscal year 1860
    [Date]
  • the last fiscal year
    [Date]
  • the last year
    [Date]
  • the preceding year
    [Date]
  • the previous year
    [Date]
  • 11,125,364.13
    [Money]
  • 13,606,759.11
    [Money]
  • 2,112,814.57
    [Money]
  • 4,551,966.98
    [Money]
  • about $2,481,000
    [Money]
  • about $3,750,000
    [Money]
  • Department
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The efficiency of the postal service, it is believed, has also been much improved. The Postmaster-General has also opened a correspondence through the Department of State with foreign governments proposing a convention of postal representatives for the purpose of simplifying the rates of foreign postage and to expedite the foreign mails.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Mail & Package Delivery

    Entities

  • the Department of State
    [Organization]
  • The Postmaster-General
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
This proposition, equally important to our adopted citizens and to the commercial interests of this country, has been favorably entertained and agreed to by all the governments from whom replies have been received. I ask the attention of Congress to the suggestions of the Postmaster-General in his report respecting the further legislation required, in his opinion, for the benefit of the postal service.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    336
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Postmaster-General
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The Secretary of the Interior reports as follows in regard to the public lands: The public lands have ceased to be a source of revenue. From the 1st July, 1861, to the 30th September, 1862, the entire cash receipts from the sale of lands were $137,476.26 -- a sum much less than the expenses of our land system during the same period.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.3
  • Coleman Liau
    7.2
  • 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
    242
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    79
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34

    Sentiment

  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the 1st July, 1861
    [Date]
  • the 30th September, 1862
    [Date]
  • 137,476.26
    [Money]
  • Interior
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The homestead law, which will take effect on the 1st of January next, offers such inducements to settlers that sales for cash can not be expected to an extent sufficient to meet the expenses of the General Land Office and the cost of surveying and bringing the land into market. The discrepancy between the sum here stated as arising from the sales of the public lands and the sum derived from the same source as reported from the Treasury Department arises, as I understand, from the fact that the periods of time, though apparently, were not really coincident at the beginning point, the Treasury report including a considerable sum now which had previously been reported from the Interior, sufficiently large to greatly overreach the sum derived from the three months now reported upon by the Interior and not by the Treasury.

    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
    678
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    141
  • Syllables
    228
  • Words Per Sentence
    141
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.25
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • the 1st of January next
    [Date]
  • the three months
    [Date]
  • Interior
    [Organization]
  • the General Land Office
    [Organization]
  • the Treasury Department
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The Indian tribes upon our frontiers have during the past year manifested a spirit of insubordination, and at several points have engaged in open hostilities against the white settlements in their vicinity. The tribes occupying the Indian country south of Kansas renounced their allegiance to the United States and entered into treaties with the insurgents.

    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
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Kansas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • Indian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Abraham Lincoln
Those who remained loyal to the United States were driven from the country. The chief of the Cherokees has visited this city for the purpose of restoring the former relations of the tribe with the United States. He alleges that they were constrained by superior force to enter into treaties with the insurgents, and that the United States neglected to furnish the protection which their treaty stipulations required.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • 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
    345
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cherokees
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
In the month of August last the Sioux Indians in Minnesota attacked the settlements in their vicinity with extreme ferocity, killing indiscriminately men, women, and children. This attack was wholly unexpected, and therefore no means of defense had been provided. It is estimated that not less than 800 persons were killed by the Indians, and a large amount of property was destroyed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.4
  • 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
    312
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.97
  • AFINN
    -11.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • less than 800
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Minnesota
    [Country, City, State]
  • the month of August
    [Date]
  • Indians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Sioux Indians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Abraham Lincoln
How this outbreak was induced is not definitely known, and suspicions, which may be unjust, need not to be stated. Information was received by the Indian Bureau from different sources about the time hostilities were commenced that a simultaneous attack was to be made upon the white settlements by all the tribes between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    303
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects
  • Health/Health Conditions

    Entities

  • the Mississippi River
    [Location]
  • the Rocky Mountains
    [Location]
  • the Indian Bureau
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The State of Minnesota has suffered great injury from this Indian war. A large portion of her territory has been depopulated, and a severe loss has been sustained by the destruction of property. The people of that State manifest much anxiety for the removal of the tribes beyond the limits of the State as a guaranty against future hostilities.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.95
  • AFINN
    -14.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • The State of Minnesota
    [Country, City, State]
  • Indian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • State
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs will furnish full details. I submit for your especial consideration whether our Indian system shall not be remodeled. Many wise and good men have impressed me with the belief that this can be profitably done. I submit a statement of the proceedings of commissioners, which shows the progress that has been made in the enterprise of constructing the Pacific Railroad.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    332
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the Pacific Railroad
    [Infrastructure]
  • Indian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Indian Affairs
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
And this suggests the earliest completion of this road, and also the favorable action of Congress upon the projects now pending before them for enlarging the capacities of the great canals in New York and Illinois, as being of vital and rapidly increasing importance to the whole nation, and especially to the vast interior region hereinafter to be noticed at some greater length.

    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
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    314
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Illinois
    [Country, City, State]
  • New York
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
I purpose having prepared and laid before you at an early day some interesting and valuable statistical information upon this subject. The military and commercial importance of enlarging the Illinois and Michigan Canal and improving the Illinois River is presented in the report of Colonel Webster to the Secretary of War, and now transmitted to Congress.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Illinois
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Illinois River
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Michigan Canal
    [Organization]
  • Webster
    [Person]
Abraham Lincoln
I respectfully ask attention to it. To carry out the provisions of the act of Congress of the 15th of May last, I have caused the Department of Agriculture of the United States to be organized. The Commissioner informs me that within the period of a few months this Department has established an extensive system of correspondence and exchanges, both at home and abroad, which promises to effect highly beneficial results in the development of a correct knowledge of recent improvements in agriculture, in the introduction of new products, and in the collection of the agricultural statistics of the different States.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    507
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    101
  • Syllables
    170
  • Words Per Sentence
    101
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • a few months
    [Date]
  • 15th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Department of Agriculture of the United States
    [Organization]