William McKinley: State of the Union Written Message - December 6, 1897

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    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
William McKinley
To the Senate and House of Representatives:

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
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    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
William McKinley
It gives me pleasure to extend greeting to the Fifty-fifth Congress, assembled in regular session at the seat of Government, with many of whose Senators and Representatives I have been associated in the legislative service. Their meeting occurs under felicitous conditions, justifying sincere congratulation and calling for our grateful acknowledgment to a beneficent Providence which has so signally blessed and prospered us as a nation.

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    1.86

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  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • fifth
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Peace and good will with all the nations of the earth continue unbroken. A matter of genuine satisfaction is the growing feeling of fraternal regard and unification of all sections of our country, the incompleteness of which has too long delayed realization of the highest blessings of the Union. The spirit of patriotism is universal and is ever increasing in fervor.

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    12.0
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    15.3
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
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    4.9

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    6.2
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    0.93
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    11.00
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  • People & Society

    Entities

  • earth
    [Location]
  • Union
    [Organization]
William McKinley
The public questions which now most engross us are lifted far above either partisanship, prejudice, or former sectional differences. They affect every part of our common country alike and permit of no division on ancient lines. Questions of foreign policy, of revenue, the soundness of the currency, the inviolability of national obligations, the improvement of the public service, appeal to the individual conscience of every earnest citizen to whatever party he belongs or in whatever section of the country he may reside.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    433
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    150
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9

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  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
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    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society
William McKinley
The extra session of this Congress which closed during July last enacted important legislation, and while its full effect has not yet been realized, what it has already accomplished assures us of its timeliness and wisdom. To test its permanent value further time will be required, and the people, satisfied with its operation and results thus far, are in no mind to withhold from it a fair trial.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    323
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

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  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • July last
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Tariff legislation having been settled by the extra session of Congress, the question next pressing for consideration is that of the currency. The work of putting our finances upon a sound basis, difficult as it may seem, will appear easier when we recall the financial operations of the Government since 1866. On the 30th day of June of that year we had outstanding demand liabilities in the sum of $728,868,447.41. On the 1st of January, 1879, these liabilities had been reduced to$443,889,495.88. Of our interest-bearing obligations, the figures are even more striking.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    13.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    428
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    148
  • Words Per Sentence
    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

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  • VADER
    0.30
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    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
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    -0.03

    Entities

  • 1866
    [Date]
  • the 1st of January, 1879
    [Date]
  • the 30th day of June of that year
    [Date]
  • 728,868,447.41
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
On July 1, 1866, the principal of the interest-bearing debt of the Government was $2,332,331,208. On the 1st day of July, 1893, this sum had been reduced to $585,137,100, or an aggregate reduction of $1,747,294,108. The interest-bearing debt of the United States on the 1st day of December, 1897, was $847,365,620. The Government money now outstanding (December 1) consists of $346,681,016 of United States notes, $107,793,280 of Treasury notes issued by authority of the law of 1890, $384,963,504 of silver certificates, and $61,280,761 of standard silver dollars.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.7
  • Coleman Liau
    3.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.0
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    5.0

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    342
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    4
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    107
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    119
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    107
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.11

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    0.77
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    6.00
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    0.10

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1890
    [Date]
  • December 1
    [Date]
  • July 1, 1866
    [Date]
  • the 1st day of December, 1897
    [Date]
  • the 1st day of July, 1893
    [Date]
  • 1,747,294,108
    [Money]
  • 107,793,280
    [Money]
  • 2,332,331,208
    [Money]
  • 346,681,016
    [Money]
  • 384,963,504
    [Money]
  • 585,137,100
    [Money]
  • 61,280,761
    [Money]
  • 847,365,620
    [Money]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
William McKinley
With the great resources of the Government, and with the honorable example of the past before us, we ought not to hesitate to enter upon a currency revision which will make our demand obligations less onerous to the Government and relieve our financial laws from ambiguity and doubt. The brief review of what was accomplished from the close of the war to 1893, makes unreasonable and groundless any distrust either of our financial ability or soundness;

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.7
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    5.0

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    2
  • Words
    76
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    123
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    1.66

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  • VADER
    0.75
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    -1.00
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    0.06
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    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

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  • 1893
    [Date]
William McKinley
While the situation from 1893 to 1897 must admonish Congress of the immediate necessity of so legislating as to make the return of the conditions then prevailing impossible.

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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
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    4.8

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.8

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  • AFINN
    -2.00
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    0.03
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    Entities

  • 1893 to 1897
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
There are many plans proposed as a remedy for the evil. Before we can find the true remedy we must appreciate the real evil. It is not that our currency of every kind is not good, for every dollar of it is good; good because the Government's pledge is out to keep it so, and that pledge will not be broken.

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    9.0
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    12.7
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    7.3
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    12.0
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    7.2

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  • Dale Chall
    3.1
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    3.7

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    0.04
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    -0.02
William McKinley
However, the guaranty of our purpose to keep the pledge will be best shown by advancing toward its fulfillment. The evil of the present system is found in the great cost to the Government of maintaining the parity of our different forms of money, that is, keeping all of them at par with gold. We surely cannot be longer heedless of the burden this imposes upon the people, even under fairly prosperous conditions, while the past four years have demonstrated that it is not only an expensive charge upon the Government, but a dangerous menace to the National credit.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    18.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Sentences
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    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

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    -0.66
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    0.02

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  • the past four years
    [Date]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • National
    [Organization]
William McKinley
It is manifest that we must devise some plan to protect the Government against bond issues for repeated redemptions. We must either curtail the opportunity for speculation, made easy by the multiplied redemptions of our demand obligations, or increase the gold reserve for their redemption. We have $900,000,000 of currency which the Government by solemn enactment has undertaken to keep at par with gold.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    5.0

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    0.83
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • 900,000,000
    [Money]
William McKinley
Nobody is obliged to redeem in gold but the Government. The banks are not required to redeem in gold. The Government is obliged to keep equal with gold all its outstanding currency and coin obligations, while its receipts are not required to be paid in gold. They are paid in every kind of money but gold, and the only means by which the Government can with certainty get gold is by borrowing.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.3
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    10.5
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    10.0
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    12.0
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    8.2

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  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    4.0

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  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    4.0

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    316
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
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    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    17.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Finance/Investing/Commodities & Futures Trading
William McKinley
It can get it in no other way when it most needs it. The Government without any fixed gold revenue is pledged to maintain gold redemption, which it has steadily and faithfully done, and which, under the authority now given, it will continue to do. The law which requires the Government, after having redeemed its United States notes, to pay them out again as current funds, demands a constant replenishment of the gold reserve.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    3
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    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Finance
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Government
    [Organization]
William McKinley
This is especially so in times of business panic and when the revenues are insufficient to meet the expenses of the Government. At such times the Government has no other way to supply its deficit and maintain redemption but through the increase of its bonded debt, as during the Administration of my predecessor, when $262,315,400 of four-and-a-half per cent bonds were issued and sold and the proceeds used to pay the expenses of the Government in excess of the revenues and sustain the gold reserve.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    398
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.67
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • four-and-a-half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 262,315,400
    [Money]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • the Administration of my predecessor
    [Organization]
William McKinley
While it is true that the greater part of the proceeds of these bonds were used to supply deficient revenues, a considerable portion was required to maintain the gold reserve. With our revenues equal to our expenses, there would be no deficit requiring the issuance of bonds. But if the gold reserve falls below $100,000,000, how will it be replenished except by selling more bonds?

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    14.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    105
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    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • below $100,000,000
    [Money]
William McKinley
Is there any other way practicable under existing law? The serious question then is, Shall we continue the policy that has been pursued in the past; that is, when the gold reserve reaches the point of danger, issue more bonds and supply the needed gold, or shall we provide other means to prevent these recurring drains upon the gold reserve?

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.58
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government
William McKinley
If no further legislation is had and the policy of selling bonds is to be continued, then Congress should give the Secretary of the Treasury authority to sell bonds at long or short periods, bearing a less rate of interest than is now authorized by law. I earnestly recommend, as soon as the receipts of the Government are quite sufficient to pay all the expenses of the Government, that when any of the United States notes are presented for redemption in gold and are redeemed in gold, such notes shall be kept and set apart, and only paid out in exchange for gold.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    456
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    103
  • Syllables
    158
  • Words Per Sentence
    103
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
William McKinley
This is an obvious duty. If the holder of the United States note prefers the gold and gets it from the Government, he should not receive back from the Government a United States note without paying gold in exchange for it. The reason for this is made all the more apparent when the Government issues an interest-bearing debt to provide gold for the redemption of United States notes -- a non-interest-bearing debt.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
Surely it should not pay them out again except on demand and for gold. If they are put out in any other way, they may return again to be followed by another bond issue to redeem them -- another interest-bearing debt to redeem a non-interest-bearing debt. In my view, it is of the utmost importance that the Government should be relieved from the burden of providing all the gold required for exchanges and export.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.3
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.03
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
William McKinley
This responsibility is alone borne by the Government, without any of the usual and necessary banking powers to help itself. The banks do not feel the strain of gold redemption. The whole strain rests upon the Government, and the size of the gold reserve in the Treasury has come to be, with or without reason, the signal of danger or of security.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.6
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.11
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
William McKinley
This ought to be stopped. If we are to have an era of prosperity in the country, with sufficient receipts for the expenses of the Government, we may feel no immediate embarrassment from our present currency; but the danger still exists, and will be ever present, menacing us so long as the existing system continues.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • 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
    255
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    82
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.71
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society
William McKinley
And, besides, it is in times of adequate revenues and business tranquillity that the Government should prepare for the worst. We cannot avoid, without serious consequences, the wise consideration and prompt solution of this question. The Secretary of the Treasury has outlined a plan, in great detail, for the purpose of removing the threatened recurrence of a depleted gold reserve and save us from future embarrassment on that account.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    360
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Treasury
    [Organization]
William McKinley
To this plan I invite your careful consideration. I concur with the Secretary of the Treasury in his recommendation that National banks be allowed to issue notes to the face value of the bonds which they have deposited for circulation, and that the tax on circulating notes secured by deposit of such bonds be reduced to one-half of one per cent per annum.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • 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
    290
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • one-half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
William McKinley
I also join him in recommending that authority be given for the establishment of National banks with a minimum capital of $25,000. This will enable the smaller villages and agricultural regions of the country to be supplied with currency to meet their needs. I recommend that the issue of National bank notes be restricted to the denomination of ten dollars and upwards.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.34
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 25,000
    [Money]
  • ten dollars
    [Money]
  • National bank
    [Organization]
William McKinley
If the suggestions I have herein made shall have the approval of Congress, then I would recommend that National banks be required to redeem their notes in gold. The most important problem with which this Government is now called upon to deal pertaining to its foreign relations concerns its duty toward Spain and the Cuban insurrection.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • 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
    278
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • herein
    [Person]
William McKinley
Problems and conditions more or less in common with those now existing have confronted this Government at various times in the past. The story of Cuba for many years has been one of unrest, growing discontent, an effort toward a larger enjoyment of liberty and self-control, of organized resistance to the mother country, of depression after distress and warfare, and of ineffectual settlement to be followed by renewed revolt.

    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
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    351
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.74
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
For no enduring period since the enfranchisement of the continental possessions of Spain in the Western Continent has the condition of Cuba or the policy of Spain toward Cuba not caused concern to the United States. The prospect from time to time that the weakness of Spain's hold upon the island and the political vicissitudes and embarrassments of the home Government might lead to the transfer of Cuba to a continental power called forth between 1823 and 1860 various emphatic declarations of the policy of the United States to permit no disturbance of Cuba' s connection with Spain unless in the direction of independence or acquisition by us through purchase, nor has there been any change of this declared policy since upon the part of the Government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    618
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    127
  • Syllables
    207
  • Words Per Sentence
    127
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.31
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Reference/Humanities/History

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • between 1823 and 1860
    [Date]
  • Spain's
    [Date]
  • the Western Continent
    [Location]
William McKinley
The revolution which began in 1868 lasted for ten years despite the strenuous efforts of the successive peninsular governments to suppress it. Then as now the Government of the United States testified its grave concern and offered its aid to put an end to bloodshed in Cuba. The overtures made by General Grant were refused and the war dragged on, entailing great loss of life and treasure and increased injury to American interests, besides throwing enhanced burdens of neutrality upon this Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    413
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1868
    [Date]
  • ten years
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Grant
    [Person]
William McKinley
In 1878 peace was brought about by the truce of Zanjon, obtained by negotiations between the Spanish commander, Martinez de Campos, and the insurgent leaders. The present insurrection broke out in February, 1895. It is not my purpose at this time to recall its remarkable increase or to characterize its tenacious resistance against the enormous forces massed against it by Spain.

    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
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    305
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Zanjon
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1878
    [Date]
  • February, 1895
    [Date]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Martinez de Campos
    [Person]
William McKinley
The revolt and the efforts to subdue it carried destruction to every quarter of the island, developing wide proportions and defying the efforts of Spain for its suppression. The civilized code of war has been disregarded, no less so by the Spaniards than by the Cubans. The existing conditions can not but fill this Government and the American people with the gravest apprehension.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • 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
    314
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Cubans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Spaniards
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
There is no desire on the part of our people to profit by the misfortunes of Spain. We have only the desire to see the Cubans prosperous and contented, enjoying that measure of self-control which is the inalienable right of man, protected in their right to reap the benefit of the exhaustless treasures of their country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    260
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cubans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
The offer made by my predecessor in April, 1896, tendering the friendly offices of this Government, failed. Any mediation on our part was not accepted. In brief, the answer read: "There is no effectual way to pacify Cuba unless it begins with the actual submission of the rebels to the mother country." Then only could Spain act in the promised direction, of her own motion and after her own plans.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    321
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.21
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • April, 1896
    [Date]
  • Government
    [Organization]
William McKinley
The cruel policy of concentration was initiated February 16, 1896. The productive districts controlled by the Spanish armies were depopulated. The agricultural inhabitants were herded in and about the garrison towns, their lands laid waste and their dwellings destroyed. This policy the late cabinet of Spain justified as a necessary measure of war and as a means of cutting off supplies from the insurgents.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    333
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.91
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Reference/Humanities/History

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • February 16, 1896
    [Date]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
It has utterly failed as a war measure. It was not civilized warfare. It was extermination. Against this abuse of the rights of war I have felt constrained on repeated occasions to enter the firm and earnest protest of this Government. There was much of public condemnation of the treatment of American citizens by alleged illegal arrests and long imprisonment awaiting trial or pending protracted judicial proceedings.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.98
  • AFINN
    -22.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.12

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
I felt it my first duty to make instant demand for the release or speedy trial of all American citizens under arrest. Before the change of the Spanish cabinet in October last twenty-two prisoners, citizens of the United States, had been given their freedom. For the relief of our own citizens suffering because of the conflict the aid of Congress was sought in a special message, and under the appropriation of May 24, 1897, effective aid has been given to American citizens in Cuba, many of them at their own request having been returned to the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • 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
    447
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    99
  • Syllables
    152
  • Words Per Sentence
    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • May 24, 1897
    [Date]
  • October last twenty-two
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
The instructions given to our new minister to Spain before his departure for his post directed him to impress upon that Government the sincere wish of the United States to lend its aid toward the ending of the war in Cuba by reaching a peaceful and lasting result, just and honorable alike to Spain and to the Cuban people.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    263
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
These instructions recited the character and duration of the contest, the widespread losses it entails, the burdens and restraints it imposes upon us, with constant disturbance of national interests, and the injury resulting from an indefinite continuance of this state of things. It was stated that at this juncture our Government was constrained to seriously inquire if the time was not ripe when Spain of her own volition, moved by her own interests and every sentiment of humanity, should put a stop to this destructive war and make proposals of settlement honorable to herself and just to her Cuban colony.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    504
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    173
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.94
  • AFINN
    -13.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
It was urged that as a neighboring nation, with large interests in Cuba, we could be required to wait only a reasonable time for the mother country to establish its authority and restore peace and order within the borders of the island; that we could not contemplate an indefinite period for the accomplishment of this result.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    267
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
No solution was proposed to which the slightest idea of humiliation to Spain could attach, and, indeed, precise proposals were withheld to avoid embarrassment to that Government. All that was asked or expected was that some safe way might be speedily provided and permanent peace restored. It so chanced that the consideration of this offer, addressed to the same Spanish administration which had declined the tenders of my predecessor, and which for more than two years had poured men and treasure into Cuba in the fruitless effort to suppress the revolt, fell to others.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.1
  • 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
    470
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    159
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.21
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • more than two years
    [Date]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
Between the departure of General Woodford, the new envoy, and his arrival in Spain the statesman who had shaped the policy of his country fell by the hand of an assassin, and although the cabinet of the late premier still held office and received from our envoy the proposals he bore, that cabinet gave place within a few days thereafter to a new administration, under the leadership of Sagasta.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    321
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • a few days
    [Date]
  • Sagasta
    [Person]
  • Woodford
    [Person]
William McKinley
The reply to our note was received on the 23d day of October. It is in the direction of a better understanding. It appreciates the friendly purposes of this Government. It admits that our country is deeply affected by the war in Cuba and that its desires for peace are just. It declares that the present Spanish government is bound by every consideration to a change of policy that should satisfy the United States and pacify Cuba within a reasonable time.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.7
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    369
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 23d day of October
    [Date]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
To this end Spain has decided to put into effect the political reforms heretofore advocated by the present premier, without halting for any consideration in the path which in its judgment leads to peace. The military operations, it is said, will continue, but will be humane and conducted with all regard for private rights, being accompanied by political action leading to the autonomy of Cuba while guarding Spanish sovereignty.

    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
    355
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.31
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
This, it is claimed, will result in investing Cuba with a distinct personality, the island to be governed by an executive and by a local council or chamber, reserving to Spain the control of the foreign relations, the army and navy, and the judicial administration. To accomplish this the present government proposes to modify existing legislation by decree, leaving the Spanish Cortes, with the aid of Cuban senators and deputies, to solve the economic problem and properly distribute the existing debt.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    413
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.15
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Cortes
    [Organization]
William McKinley
In the absence of a declaration of the measures that this Government proposes to take in carrying out its proffer of good offices, it suggests that Spain be left free to conduct military operations and grant political reforms, while the United States for its part shall enforce its neutral obligations and cut off the assistance which it is asserted the insurgents receive from this 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
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    324
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
The supposition of an indefinite prolongation of the war is denied. It is asserted that the western provinces are already well-nigh reclaimed, that the planting of cane and tobacco therein has been resumed, and that by force of arms and new and ample reforms very early and complete pacification is hoped for.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.64
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Reference/Humanities/History
William McKinley
The immediate amelioration of existing conditions under the new administration of Cuban affairs is predicted, and therewithal the disturbance and all occasion for any change of attitude on the part of the United States. Discussion of the question of the international duties and responsibilities of the United States as Spain understands them is presented, with an apparent disposition to charge us with failure in this regard.

    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
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    358
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.08
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
This charge is without any basis in fact. It could not have been made if Spain had been cognizant of the constant efforts this Government has made, at the cost of millions and by the employment of the administrative machinery of the nation at command, to perform its full duty according to the law of nations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • 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
    250
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    81
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
That it has successfully prevented the departure of a single military expedition or armed vessel from our shores in violation of our laws would seem to be a sufficient answer. But of this aspect of the Spanish note it is not necessary to speak further now. Firm in the conviction of a wholly performed obligation, due response to this charge has been made in diplomatic course.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    16.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.01
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Travel

    Entities

  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
Throughout all these horrors and dangers to our own peace this Government has never in any way abrogated its sovereign prerogative of reserving to itself the determination of its policy and course according to its own high sense of right and in consonance with the dearest interests and convictions of our own people should the prolongation of the strife so demand.

    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
    304
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government