William McKinley: State of the Union Written Message - December 5, 1898

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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
    6.7
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.7
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    Topics

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

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    2.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    6.3

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    1.7

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    1.7

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    36
  • Sentences
    1
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    7
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    13
  • Words Per Sentence
    7
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Notwithstanding the added burdens rendered necessary by the war, our people rejoice in a very satisfactory and steadily increasing degree of prosperity, evidenced by the largest volume of business ever recorded. Manufacture has been productive, agricultural pursuits have yielded abundant returns, labor in all fields of industry is better rewarded, revenue legislation passed by the present Congress has increased the Treasury's receipts to the amount estimated by its authors, the finances of the Government have been successfully administered and its credit advanced to the first rank, while its currency has been maintained at the world's highest standard.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    553
  • Sentences
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  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    187
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    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

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    0.92
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    12.00
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    0.12
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    0.07

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury's
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Military service under a common flag and for a righteous cause has strengthened the national spirit and served to cement more closely than ever the fraternal bonds between every section of the country. A review of the relation of the United States to other powers, always appropriate, is this year of primary importance in view of the momentous issues which have arisen, demanding in one instance the ultimate determination by arms and involving far-reaching consequences which will require the earnest attention of the Congress.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    440
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    85
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    151
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    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

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  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
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    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
In my last annual message very full consideration was given to the question of the duty of the Government of the United States toward Spain and the Cuban insurrection as being by far the most important problem with which we were then called upon to deal. The considerations then advanced and the exposition of the views therein expressed disclosed my sense of the extreme gravity of the situation.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
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    -0.04

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Government of the United States
    [Person]
William McKinley
Setting aside as logically unfounded or practically inadmissible the recognition of the Cuban insurgents as belligerents, the recognition of the independence of Cuba, neutral intervention to end the war by imposing a rational compromise between the contestants, intervention in favor of one or the other party, and forcible annexation of the island, I concluded it was honestly due to our friendly relations with Spain that she should be given a reasonable chance to realize her expectations of reform to which she had become irrevocably committed.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    458
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    160
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.93

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
Within a few weeks previously she had announced comprehensive plans which it was confidently asserted would be efficacious to remedy the evils so deeply affecting our own country, so injurious to the true interests of the mother country as well as to those of Cuba, and so repugnant to the universal sentiment of humanity.

    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

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  • Characters
    266
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • a few weeks
    [Date]
William McKinley
The ensuing month brought little sign of real progress toward the pacification of Cuba. The autonomous administrations set up in the capital and some of the principal cities appeared not to gain the favor of the inhabitants nor to be able to extend their influence to the large extent of territory held by the insurgents, while the military arm, obviously unable to cope with the still active rebellion, continued many of the most objectionable and offensive policies of the government that had preceded it.

    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

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  • Characters
    419
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

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  • VADER
    0.33
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • The ensuing month
    [Date]
William McKinley
No tangible relief was afforded the vast numbers of unhappy reconcentrados, despite the reiterated professions made in that regard and the amount appropriated by Spain to that end. The proffered expedient of zones of cultivation proved illusory. Indeed no less practical nor more delusive promises of succor could well have been tendered to the exhausted and destitute people, stripped of all that made life and home dear and herded in a strange region among unsympathetic strangers hardly less necessitous than themselves.

    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

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  • Characters
    438
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    153
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.85
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
By the end of December the mortality among them had frightfully increased. Conservative estimates from Spanish sources placed the deaths among these distressed people at over 40 per cent from the time General Weyler's decree of reconcentration was enforced. With the acquiescence of the Spanish authorities, a scheme was adopted for relief by charitable contributions raised in this country and distributed, under the direction of the consul-general and the several consuls, by noble and earnest individual effort through the organized agencies of the American Red Cross.

    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

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  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    476
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    160
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the end of December
    [Date]
  • over 40 per cent
    [Money]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the American Red Cross
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Thousands of lives were thus saved, but many thousands more were inaccessible to such forms of aid. The war continued on the old footing, without comprehensive plan, developing only the same spasmodic encounters, barren of strategic result, that had marked the course of the earlier ten years' rebellion as well as the present insurrection from its start.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    291
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    99
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    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

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    -0.69
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Thousands
    [Cardinal Number]
  • ten
    [Quantity]
William McKinley
No alternative save physical exhaustion of either combatant, and therewithal the practical ruin of the island, lay in sight, but how far distant no one could venture to conjecture. At this juncture, on the 15th of February last, occurred the destruction of the battle ship Maine while rightfully lying in the harbor of Havana on a mission of international courtesy and good will -- a catastrophe the suspicious nature and horror of which stirred the nation's heart profoundly.

    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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    387
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.97
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Havana
    [Country, City, State]
  • Maine
    [Country, City, State]
  • nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 15th of February last
    [Date]
William McKinley
It is a striking evidence of the poise and sturdy good sense distinguishing our national character that this shocking blow, falling upon a generous people already deeply touched by preceding events in Cuba, did not move them to an instant desperate resolve to tolerate no longer the existence of a condition of danger and disorder at our doors that made possible such a deed, by whomsoever wrought.

    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

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  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.67
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
Yet the instinct of justice prevailed, and the nation anxiously awaited the result of the searching investigation at once set on foot. The finding of the naval board of inquiry established that the origin of the explosion was external, by a submarine mine, and only halted through lack of positive testimony to fix the responsibility of its authorship.

    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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government
William McKinley
All these things carried conviction to the most thoughtful, even before the finding of the naval court, that a crisis in our relations with Spain and toward Cuba was at hand. So strong was this belief that it needed but a brief Executive suggestion to the Congress to receive immediate answer to the duty of making instant provision for the possible and perhaps speedily probable emergency of war, and the remarkable, almost unique, spectacle was presented of a unanimous vote of both Houses, on the 9th of March, appropriating $50,000,000 "for the national defense and for each and every purpose connected therewith, to be expended at the discretion of the President." That this act of prevision came none too soon was disclosed when the application of the fund was undertaken.

    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
    632
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    134
  • Syllables
    213
  • Words Per Sentence
    134
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.00
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 9th of March
    [Date]
  • 50,000,000
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Houses
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Our coasts were practically undefended. Our Navy needed large provision for increased ammunition and supplies, and even numbers to cope with any sudden attack from the navy of Spain, which comprised modern vessels of the highest type of continental perfection. Our Army also required enlargement of men and munitions.

    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
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
William McKinley
The details of the hurried preparation for the dreaded contingency are told in the reports of the Secretaries of War and of the Navy, and need not be repeated here. It is sufficient to say that the outbreak of war when it did come found our nation not unprepared to meet the conflict. Nor was the apprehension of coming strife confined to our own country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    287
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.91
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Navy
    [Organization]
William McKinley
It was felt by the continental powers, which on April 6, through their ambassadors and envoys, addressed to the Executive an expression of hope that humanity and moderation might mark the course of this Government and people, and that further negotiations would lead to an agreement which, while securing the maintenance of peace, would afford all necessary guaranties for the reestablishment of order in Cuba.

    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
    338
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 6
    [Date]
  • continental
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
In responding to that representation I said I shared the hope the envoys had expressed that peace might be preserved in a manner to terminate the chronic condition of disturbance in Cuba, so injurious and menacing to our interests and tranquillity, as well as shocking to our sentiments of humanity; and while appreciating the humanitarian and disinterested character of the communication they had made on behalf of the powers, I stated the confidence of this Government, for its part, that equal appreciation would be shown for its own earnest and unselfish endeavors to fulfill a duty to humanity by ending a situation the indefinite prolongation of which had become insufferable.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    566
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    110
  • Syllables
    198
  • Words Per Sentence
    110
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    16.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
Still animated by the hope of a peaceful solution and obeying the dictates of duty, no effort was relaxed to bring about a speedy ending of the Cuban struggle. Negotiations to this object continued actively with the Government of Spain, looking to the immediate conclusion of a six months' armistice in Cuba, with a view to effect the recognition of her people's right to independence.

    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
    314
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • six
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
Besides this, the instant revocation of the order of reconcentration was asked, so that the sufferers, returning to their homes and aided by united American and Spanish effort, might be put in a way to support themselves and, by orderly resumption of the well-nigh destroyed productive energies of the island, contribute to the restoration of its tranquillity and well-being.

    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
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.33
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • united American
    [Person]
William McKinley
Negotiations continued for some little time at Madrid, resulting in offers by the Spanish Government which could not but be regarded as inadequate. It was proposed to confide the preparation of peace to the insular parliament, yet to be convened under the autonomous decrees of November, 1897, but without impairment in any wise of the constitutional powers of the Madrid Government, which to that end would grant an armistice, if solicited by the insurgents, for such time as the general in chief might see fit to fix.

    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
    420
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • November, 1897
    [Date]
  • the Madrid Government
    [Organization]
  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]
William McKinley
How and with what scope of discretionary powers the insular parliament was expected to set about the "preparation" of peace did not appear. If it were to be by negotiation with the insurgents, the issue seemed to rest on the one side with a body chosen by a fraction of the electors in the districts under Spanish control, and on the other with the insurgent population holding the interior country, unrepresented in the so-called parliament and defiant at the suggestion of suing for peace.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    408
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William McKinley
Grieved and disappointed at this barren outcome of my sincere endeavors to reach a practicable solution, I felt it my duty to remit the whole question to the Congress. In the message of April 11, 1898, I announced that with this last overture in the direction of immediate peace in Cuba and its disappointing reception by Spain the effort of the Executive was brought to an end.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • 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
    301
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 11, 1898
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
I again reviewed the alternative courses of action which had been proposed, concluding that the only one consonant with international policy and compatible with our firm-set historical traditions was intervention as a neutral to stop the war and check the hopeless sacrifice of life, even though that resort involved "hostile constraint upon both the parties to the contest, as well to enforce a truce as to guide the eventual settlement." The grounds justifying that step were the interests of humanity, the duty to protect the life and property of our citizens in Cuba, the right to check injury to our commerce and people through the devastation of the island, and, most important, the need of removing at once and forever the constant menace and the burdens entailed upon our Government by the uncertainties and perils of the situation caused by the unendurable disturbance in Cuba.

    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
    737
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    148
  • Syllables
    246
  • Words Per Sentence
    148
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.95
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
I said: The long trial has proved that the object for which Spain has waged the war can not be attained. The fire of insurrection may flame or may smolder with varying seasons, but it has not been and it is plain that it can not be extinguished by present methods. The only hope of relief and repose from a condition which can no longer be endured is the enforced pacification of Cuba.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    11.9
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    10.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.47
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
William McKinley
In the name of humanity, in the name of civilization, in behalf of endangered American interests which give us the right and the duty to speak and to act, the war in Cuba must stop. In view of all this the Congress was asked to authorize and empower the President to take measures to secure a full and final termination of hostilities between Spain and the people of Cuba and to secure in the island the establishment of a stable government, capable of maintaining order and observing its international obligations, insuring peace and tranquillity and the security of its citizens as well as our own, and for the accomplishment of those ends to use the military and naval forces of the United States as might be necessary, with added authority to continue generous relief to the starving people of Cuba.

    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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    655
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    140
  • Syllables
    227
  • Words Per Sentence
    140
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
The response of the Congress, after nine days of earnest deliberation, during which the almost unanimous sentiment of your body was developed on every point save as to the expediency of coupling the proposed action with a formal recognition of the Republic of Cuba as the true and lawful government of that island -- a proposition which failed of adoption -- the Congress, after conference, on the 19th of April, by a vote of 42 to 35 in the Senate and 311 to 6 in the House of Representatives, passed the memorable joint resolution declaring -- First.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    433
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 311
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 42 to 35
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 6
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Republic of Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • nine days
    [Date]
  • the 19th of April
    [Date]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
William McKinley
That the people of the island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free and independent. Second. That it is the duty of the United States to demand, and the Government of the United States does hereby demand, that the Government of Spain at once relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    12.1
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Government of Spain
    [Organization]
  • the Government of the United States
    [Person]
William McKinley
Third. That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States and to call into the actual service of the United States the militia of the several States to such extent as may be necessary to carry these resolutions into effect.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Third
    [Ordinal Number]
William McKinley
Fourth. That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination when that is accomplished to leave the government and control of the island to its people. This resolution was approved by the Executive on the next day, April 20. A copy was at once communicated to the Spanish minister at this capital, who forthwith announced that his continuance in Washington had thereby become impossible, and asked for his passports, which were given him.

    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
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    484
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    168
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 20
    [Date]
  • the next day
    [Date]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Fourth
    [Ordinal Number]
William McKinley
He thereupon withdrew from Washington, leaving the protection of Spanish interests in the United States to the French ambassador and the Austro-Hungarian minister. Simultaneously with its communication to the Spanish minister here, General Woodford, the American minister at Madrid, was telegraphed confirmation of the text of the joint resolution and directed to communicate it to the Government of Spain with the formal demand that it at once relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba and withdraw its forces therefrom, coupling this demand with announcement of the intentions of this Government as to the future of the island, in conformity with the fourth clause of the resolution, and giving Spain until noon of April 23 to reply.

    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
    625
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    120
  • Syllables
    210
  • Words Per Sentence
    120
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Reference

    Entities

  • Austro
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • French
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • fourth
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Woodford
    [Person]
William McKinley
That demand, although, as above shown, officially made known to the Spanish envoy here, was not delivered at Madrid. After the instruction reached General Woodford on the morning of April 21, but before he could present it, the Spanish minister of state notified him that upon the President's approval of the joint resolution the Madrid Government, regarding the act as "equivalent to an evident declaration of war," had ordered its minister in Washington to withdraw, thereby breaking off diplomatic relations between the two countries and ceasing all official communication between their respective representatives.

    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
    8.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    517
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    95
  • Syllables
    177
  • Words Per Sentence
    95
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.35
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • President's
    [Date]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Madrid Government
    [Organization]
  • Woodford
    [Person]
  • the morning of April 21
    [Time]
William McKinley
General Woodford thereupon demanded his passports and quitted Madrid the same day. Spain having thus denied the demand of the United States and initiated that complete form of rupture of relations which attends a state of war, the executive powers authorized by the resolution were at once used by me to meet the enlarged contingency of actual war between sovereign 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
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.88
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the same day
    [Date]
  • Woodford
    [Person]
William McKinley
On April 22 I proclaimed a blockade of the north coast of Cuba, including ports on said coast between Cardenas and Bahia Honda, and the port of Cienfuegos, on the south coast of Cuba, and on the 23d I called for volunteers to execute the purpose of the resolution. By my message of April 25 the Congress was informed of the situation, and I recommended formal declaration of the existence of a state of war between the United States and Spain.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    350
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.08
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Cienfuegos
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 22
    [Date]
  • April 25
    [Date]
  • Bahia Honda
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Cardenas
    [Person]
William McKinley
The Congress accordingly voted on the same day the act approved April 25, 1898, declaring the existence of such war from and including the 21st day of April, and reenacted the provision of the resolution of April 20 directing the President to use all the armed forces of the nation to carry that act into effect.|| Due notification of the existence of war as aforesaid was given April 25 by telegraph to all the governments with which the United States maintain relations, in order that their neutrality might be assured during the war.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • 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
    424
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.68
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 20
    [Date]
  • April 25
    [Date]
  • April 25, 1898
    [Date]
  • the 21st day of April
    [Date]
  • the same day
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William McKinley
The various governments responded with proclamations of neutrality, each after its own methods. It is not among the least gratifying incidents of the struggle that the obligations of neutrality were impartially discharged by all, often under delicate and difficult circumstances. In further fulfillment of international duty I issued, April 26, 1893, a proclamation announcing the treatment proposed to be accorded to vessels and their cargoes as to blockade, contraband, the exercise of the right of search, and the immunity of neutral flags and neutral goods under enemy's flag.

    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
    475
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.74
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • April 26, 1893
    [Date]
  • enemy's
    [Organization]
William McKinley
A similar proclamation was made by the Spanish Government. In the conduct of hostilities the rules of the Declaration of Paris, including abstention from resort to privateering, have accordingly been observed by both belligerents, although neither was a party to that declaration. Our country thus, after an interval of half a century of peace with all nations, found itself engaged in deadly conflict with a foreign enemy.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    349
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.61
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • half a century
    [Date]
  • the Spanish Government
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Every nerve was strained to meet the emergency. The response to the initial call for 125,000 volunteers was instant and complete, as was also the result of the second call, of May 25, for 75,000 additional volunteers. The ranks of the Regular Army were increased to the limits provided by the act of April 26, 1898. The enlisted force of the Navy on the 15th day of August, when it reached its maximum, numbered 24,123 men and apprentices.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.5
  • Coleman Liau
    7.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    323
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.42
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • 125,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 24,123
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 75,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • April 26, 1898
    [Date]
  • May 25
    [Date]
  • the 15th day of August
    [Date]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the Regular Army
    [Organization]
William McKinley
One hundred and three vessels were added to the Navy by purchase, 1 was presented to the Government, 1 leased, and the 4 vessels of the International Navigation Company -- the St. Paul, St. Louis, New York, and Paris -- were chartered. In addition to these the revenue cutters and lighthouse tenders were turned over to the Navy Department and became temporarily a part of the auxiliary Navy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    9.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • 1
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 4
    [Cardinal Number]
  • One hundred and three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • New York
    [Country, City, State]
  • Paris
    [Country, City, State]
  • St. Louis
    [Country, City, State]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the International Navigation Company
    [Organization]
  • the Navy Department
    [Organization]
  • the St. Paul
    [Organization]
William McKinley
The maximum effective fighting force of the Navy during the war, separated into classes, was as follows: Four battle ships of the first class, 1 battle ship of the second class, 2 armored cruisers, 6 coast-defense monitors, 1 armored ram, 12 protected cruisers, 3 unprotected cruisers, 18 gunboats, 1 dynamite cruiser, 11 torpedo boats;

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.75
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • 1
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 11
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 12
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 18
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 2
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 3
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 6
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Vessels of the old Navy, including monitors, 14. Auxiliary Navy: 11 auxiliary cruisers, 28 converted yachts, 27 converted tugs, 19 converted colliers, 15 revenue cutters, 4 light-house tenders, and 19 miscellaneous vessels.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    165
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    33
  • Syllables
    56
  • Words Per Sentence
    33
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • 11
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 14
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 15
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 19
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 27
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 28
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 4
    [Cardinal Number]
  • colliers
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Much alarm was felt along our entire Atlantic seaboard lest some attack might be made by the enemy. Every precaution was taken to prevent possible injury to our great cities lying along the coast. Temporary garrisons were provided, drawn from the State militia; infantry and light batteries were drawn from the volunteer force.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    16.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.88
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • State
    [Organization]
William McKinley
About 12,000 troops were thus employed. The coast signal service was established for observing the approach of an enemy's ships to the coast of the United States, and the Life-Saving and Light-House services cooperated, which enabled the Navy Department to have all portions of the Atlantic coast, from Maine to Texas, under observation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • About 12,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Maine
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • enemy's
    [Organization]
  • The coast signal service
    [Organization]
  • the Navy Department
    [Organization]
  • the Life-Saving and Light-House
    [Product]
William McKinley
The auxiliary Navy was created under the authority of Congress and was officered and manned by the Naval Militia of the several States. This organization patrolled the coast and performed the duty of a second line of defense. Under the direction of the Chief of Engineers submarine mines were placed at the most exposed points.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the Naval Militia
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Before the outbreak of the war permanent mining casemates and cable galleries had been constructed at nearly all important harbors. Most of the torpedo material was not to be found in the market, and had to be specially manufactured. Under date of April 19 district officers were directed to take all preliminary measures short of the actual attaching of the loaded mines to the cables, and on April 22 telegraphic orders were issued to place the loaded mines in position.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • 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
    384
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.48
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • April 19
    [Date]
  • April 22
    [Date]
William McKinley
The aggregate number of mines placed was 1,535, at the principal harbors from Maine to California. Preparations were also made for the planting of mines at certain other harbors, but owing to the early destruction of the Spanish fleet these mines were not placed. The Signal Corps was promptly organized, and performed service of the most difficult and important character.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.5
  • Gunning Fog
    13.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    303
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.75
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • 1,535
    [Cardinal Number]
  • California
    [Country, City, State]
  • Maine
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spanish
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • The Signal Corps
    [Organization]
William McKinley
Its operations during the war covered the electrical connection of all coast fortifications, the establishment of telephonic and telegraphic facilities for the camps at Manila, Santiago, and in Puerto Rico. There were constructed 300 miles of line at ten great camps, thus facilitating military movements from those points in a manner heretofore unknown in military administration.

    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
    317
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.95

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.05
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • ten
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Manila
    [Country, City, State]
  • Puerto Rico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Santiago
    [Country, City, State]
  • 300 miles
    [Quantity]
William McKinley
Field telegraph lines were established and maintained under the enemy's fire at Manila, and later the Manila-Hongkong cable was reopened. In Puerto Rico cable communications were opened over a discontinued route, and on land the headquarters of the commanding officer was kept in telegraphic or telephonic communication with the division commanders on four different lines of operations.

    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
    325
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.95

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.34
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Manila
    [Country, City, State]
  • enemy's
    [Organization]
  • Puerto Rico
    [Organization]
William McKinley
There was placed in Cuban waters a completely outfitted cable ship, with war cables and cable gear, suitable both for the destruction of communications belonging to the enemy and the establishment of our own. Two ocean cables were destroyed under the enemy's batteries at Santiago. The day previous to the landing of General Shafter's corps, at Caimanera, within 20 miles of the landing place, cable communications were established and a cable station opened giving direct communication with the Government at Washington.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • 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
    429
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    148
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Santiago
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • The day
    [Date]
  • Caimanera
    [Infrastructure]
  • Cuban
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • enemy's
    [Organization]
  • General Shafter's corps
    [Organization]
  • 20 miles
    [Quantity]
William McKinley
This service was invaluable to the Executive in directing the operations of the Army and Navy. With a total force of over 1,300, the loss was by disease in camp and field, officers and men included, only 5. The national-defense fund of $50,000,000 was expended in large part by the Army and Navy, and the objects for which it was used are fully shown in the reports of the several Secretaries.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.5
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    7.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.32
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • only 5
    [Cardinal Number]
  • over 1,300
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 50,000,000
    [Money]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]