Franklin Pierce: State of the Union Written Message - December 31, 1855

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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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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
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    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Franklin Pierce
Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives:

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    4.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    7.6

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  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

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  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

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    55
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    1
  • Words
    11
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    20
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    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Entities

  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
The Constitution of the United States provides that Congress shall assemble annually on the first Monday of December, and it has been usual for the President to make no communication of a public character to the Senate and House of Representatives until advised of their readiness to receive it. I have deferred to this usage until the close of the first month of the session, but my convictions of duty will not permit me longer to postpone the discharge of the obligation enjoined by the Constitution upon the President "to give to the Congress information of the state of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." It is matter of congratulation that the Republic is tranquilly advancing in a career of prosperity and peace.

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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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    658
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    135
  • Syllables
    230
  • Words Per Sentence
    135
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

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  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
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    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • annually
    [Date]
  • the first Monday of December
    [Date]
  • the first month
    [Date]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • The Constitution of the United States
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Republic
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
Whilst relations of amity continue to exist between the United States and all foreign powers, with some of them grave questions are depending which may require the consideration of Congress. Of such questions, the most important is that which has arisen out of the negotiations with Great Britain in reference to Central America.

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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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    273
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
By the convention concluded between the two Governments on the 19th of April, 1850, both parties covenanted that "neither will ever" "occupy, or fortify, or colonize, or assume or exercise any dominion over Nicaragua. Costa Rica, the Mosquito Coast, or any part of Central America." It was the undoubted understanding of the United States in making this treaty that all the present States of the former Republic of Central America and the entire territory of each would thenceforth enjoy complete independence, and that both contracting parties engaged equally and to the same extent, for the present and, for the future, that if either then had any claim of right in Central America such claim and all occupation or authority under it were unreservedly relinquished by the stipulations of the convention, and that no dominion was thereafter to be exercised or assumed in any part of Central America by Great Britain or the United 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
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    776
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    157
  • Syllables
    270
  • Words Per Sentence
    157
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Costa Rica
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Mosquito Coast
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 19th of April, 1850
    [Date]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • Republic of Central America
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
This Government consented to restrictions in regard to a region of country wherein we had specific and peculiar interests only upon the conviction that the like restrictions were in the same sense obligatory on Great Britain. But for this understanding of the force and effect of the convention it would never have been concluded by us.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
So clear was this understanding on the part of the United States that in correspondence contemporaneous with the ratification of the convention it was distinctly expressed that the mutual covenants of nonoccupation were not intended to apply to the British establishment at the Balize. This qualification is to be ascribed to the fact that, in virtue of successive treaties with previous sovereigns of the country, Great Britain had obtained a concession of the right to cut mahogany or dyewoods at the Balize, but with positive exclusion of all domain or 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
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    473
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    163
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Balize
    [Infrastructure]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin Pierce
And thus it confirms the natural construction and understood import of the treaty as to all the rest of the region to which the stipulations applied.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    123
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    26
  • Syllables
    39
  • Words Per Sentence
    26
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.36
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.19
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04
Franklin Pierce
It, however, became apparent at an early day after entering upon the discharge of my present functions that Great Britain still continued in the exercise or assertion of large authority in all that part of Central America commonly called the Mosquito Coast, and covering the entire length of the State of Nicaragua and a part of Costa Rica;

    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
    279
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Costa Rica
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • an early day
    [Date]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • the Mosquito Coast
    [Location]
  • State
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
That she regarded the Balize as her absolute domain and was gradually extending its limits at the expense of the State of Honduras, and, that she had formally colonized a considerable insular group known as the Bay Islands, and belonging of right to that State.

    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
    213
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    45
  • Syllables
    74
  • Words Per Sentence
    45
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the Bay Islands
    [Location]
  • the State of Honduras
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Balize
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
All these acts or pretensions of Great Britain, being contrary to the rights of the States of Central America and to the manifest tenor of her stipulations with the United States as understood by this Government, have been made the subject of negotiation through the American minister in London. I transmit herewith the instructions to him on the subject and the correspondence between him and the British secretary for foreign affairs, by which you will perceive that the two Governments differ widely and irreconcilably as to the construction of the convention and its effect on their respective relations to Central America.

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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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    522
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    101
  • Syllables
    174
  • Words Per Sentence
    101
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • London
    [Country, City, State]
  • the States of Central America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
Great Britain so construes the convention as to maintain unchanged all her previous pretensions over the Mosquito Coast and in different parts of Central America. These pretensions as to the Mosquito Coast are founded on the assumption of political relation between Great Britain and the remnant of a tribe of Indians on that coast, entered into at a time when the whole country was a colonial possession of Spain.

    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
    343
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • the Mosquito Coast
    [Location]
  • Indians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin Pierce
It can not be successfully controverted that by the public law of Europe and America no possible act of such Indians or their predecessors could confer on Great Britain any political rights. Great Britain does not allege the assent of Spain as the origin of her claims on the Mosquito Coast. She has, on the contrary, by repeated and successive treaties renounced and relinquished all pretensions of her own and recognized the full and sovereign rights of Spain in the most unequivocal terms.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    405
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    138
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]
  • the Mosquito Coast
    [Location]
  • Indians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin Pierce
Yet these pretensions, so without solid foundation in the beginning and thus repeatedly abjured, were at a recent period revived by Great Britain against the Central American States, the legitimate successors to all the ancient jurisdiction of Spain in that region. They were first applied only to a defined part of the coast of Nicaragua, afterwards to the whole of its Atlantic coast, and lastly to a part of the coast of Costa Rica, and they are now reasserted to this extent notwithstanding engagements to the United 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
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    433
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Costa Rica
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • the Central American States
    [Location]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Franklin Pierce
On the eastern coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica the interference of Great Britain, though exerted at one time in the form of military occupation of the port of San Juan del Norte, then in the peaceful possession of the appropriate authorities of the Central American States, is now presented by her as the rightful exercise of a protectorship over the Mosqttito tribe of Indians.

    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
    9.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    312
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Costa Rica
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • San Juan
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Central American States
    [Location]
  • Indians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Mosqttito
    [Person]
Franklin Pierce
But the establishment at the Balize, now reaching far beyond its treaty limits into the State of Honduras, and that of the Bay Islands, appertaining of right to the same State, are as distinctly colonial governments as those of Jamaica or Canada, and therefore contrary to the very letter, as well as the spirit, of the convention with the United States as it was at the time of ratification and now is understood by this Government.

    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
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    350
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • Jamaica
    [Country, City, State]
  • the State of Honduras
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Balize
    [Infrastructure]
  • the Bay Islands
    [Location]
  • State
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
The interpretation which the British Government thus, in assertion and act, persists in ascribing to the convention entirely changes its character. While it holds us to all our obligations, it in a great measure releases Great Britain from those which constituted the consideration of this Government for entering into the convention.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the British Government
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
It is impossible, in my judgment, for the United States to acquiesce in such a construction of the respective relations of the two Governments to Central America. To a renewed call by this Government upon Great Britain to abide by and Carry into effect the stipulations of the convention according to its obvious import by withdrawing from the possession or colonization of portions of the Central American States of Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, the British Government has at length replied, affirming that the operation of the treaty is prospective only and did not require Great Britain to abandon or contract any possessions held by her in Central America at the date of its conclusion.

    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
    575
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    115
  • Syllables
    192
  • Words Per Sentence
    115
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Costa Rica
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Honduras
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • the Central American States
    [Location]
  • Governments to Central America
    [Organization]
  • the British Government
    [Organization]
  • Carry
    [Person]
Franklin Pierce
This reply substitutes a partial issue in the place of the general one presented by the United States. The British Government passes over the question of the rights of Great Britain, real or supposed, in Central America, and assumes that she had such rights at the date of the treaty and that those rights comprehended the protectorship of the Mosquito Indians, the extended jurisdiction and limits of the Balize, and the colony of the Bay Islands, and thereupon proceeds by implication to infer that if the stipulations of the treaty be merely future in effect Great Britain may still continue to hold the contested portions of Central America.

    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
    530
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    108
  • Syllables
    178
  • Words Per Sentence
    108
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Balize
    [Infrastructure]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • the Bay Islands
    [Location]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Indians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin Pierce
The United States can not admit either the inference or the premises. We steadily deny that at the date of the treaty Great Britain had any possessions there other than the limited and peculiar establishment at the Balize, and maintain that if she had any they were surrendered by the convention. This Government, recognizing the obligations of the treaty, has, of course, desired to see it executed in good faith by both parties, and in the discussion, therefore, has not looked to rights which we might assert independently of the treaty in consideration of our geographical position and of other circumstances which create for us relations to the Central American States different from those of any government of Europe.

    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
    594
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    119
  • Syllables
    205
  • Words Per Sentence
    119
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Political Science

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Balize
    [Infrastructure]
  • Europe
    [Location]
  • the Central American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin Pierce
The British Government, in its last communication, although well knowing the views of the United States, still declares that it sees no reason why a conciliatory spirit may not enable the two Governments to overcome all obstacles to a satisfactory adjustment of the subject. Assured of the correctness of the construction of the treaty constantly adhered to by this Government and resolved to insist on the rights of the United States, yet actuated also by the same desire which is avowed by the British Government, to remove all causes of serious misunderstanding between two nations associated by so many ties of interest and kindred, it has appeared to me proper not to consider an amicable solution of the controversy hopeless.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    604
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    120
  • Syllables
    210
  • Words Per Sentence
    120
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • The British Government
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
There is, however, reason to apprehend that with Great Britain in the actual occupation of the disputed territories, and the treaty therefore practically null so far as regards our rights, this international difficulty can not long remain undetermined without involving in serious danger the friendly relations which it is the interest as well as the duty of both countries to cherish and preserve.

    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
    331
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
It will afford me sincere gratification if future efforts shall result in the success anticipated heretofore with more confidence than the aspect of the case permits me now to entertain. One other subject of discussion between the United States and Great Britain has grown out of the attempt, which the exigencies of the war in which she is engaged with Russia induced her to make, to draw recruits from the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    347
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
It is the traditional and settled policy of the United States to maintain impartial neutrality during the wars which from time to time occur among the great powers of the world. Performing all the duties of neutrality toward the respective belligerent states, we may reasonably expect them not to interfere with our lawful enjoyment of its benefits.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
Notwithstanding the existence of such hostilities, our citizens retained the individual right to continue all their accustomed pursuits, by land or by sea, at home or abroad, subject only to such restrictions in this relation as the laws of war, the usage of nations, or special treaties may impose; and it is our sovereign right that our territory and jurisdiction shall not be invaded by either of the belligerent parties for the transit of their armies, the operations of their fleets, the levy of troops for their service, the fitting out of cruisers by or against either, or any other act or incident of war.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    497
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    105
  • Syllables
    161
  • Words Per Sentence
    105
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.82
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03
Franklin Pierce
And these undeniable rights of neutrality, individual and national, the United States will under no circumstances surrender. In pursuance of this policy, the laws of the United States do not forbid their citizens to sell to either of the belligerent powers articles contraband of war or take munitions of war or soldiers on board their private ships for transportation;

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    306
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.53
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
And although in so doing the individual citizen exposes his property or person to some of the hazards of war, his acts do not involve any breach of national neutrality nor of themselves implicate 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
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    174
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    36
  • Syllables
    62
  • Words Per Sentence
    36
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.66
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08
Franklin Pierce
Thus, during the progress of the present war in Europe, our citizens have, without national responsibility therefor, sold gunpowder and arms to all buyers, regardless of the destination of those articles. Our merchantmen have been, and still continue to be, largely employed by Great Britain and by France in transporting troops, provisions, and munitions of war to the principal seat of military operations and in bringing home their sick and wounded soldiers;

    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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    379
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.64
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]
Franklin Pierce
But such use of our mercantile marine is not interdicted either by the international or by our municipal law, and therefore does not compromise our neutral relations with Russia.

    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
    148
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    29
  • Syllables
    52
  • Words Per Sentence
    29
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
But our municipal law, in accordance with the law of nations, peremptorily forbids not only foreigners, but our own citizens, to fit out within the United States a vessel to commit hostilities against any state with which the United States are at peace, or to increase the force of any foreign armed vessel intended for such hostilities against a friendly state.

    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
    296
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal
  • Law & Government/Government/Courts & Judiciary

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
Whatever concern may have been felt by either of the belligerent powers lest private armed cruisers or other vessels in the service of one might be fitted out in the ports of this country to depredate on the property of the other, all such fears have proved to be utterly groundless. Our citizens have been withheld from any such act or purpose by good faith and by respect for the law.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03
Franklin Pierce
While the laws of the Union are thus peremptory in their prohibition of the equipment or armament of belligerent cruisers in our ports, they provide not less absolutely that no person shall, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, enlist or enter himself, or hire or retain another person to enlist or enter himself, or to go beyond the limits or jurisdiction of the United States with intent to be enlisted or entered, in the service of any foreign state, either as a soldier or as a marine or seaman on board of any vessel of war, letter of marque, or privateer.

    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
    9.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    470
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    104
  • Syllables
    167
  • Words Per Sentence
    104
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.13
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
And these enactments are also in strict conformity with the law of nations, which declares that no state has the right to raise troops for land or sea service in another state without its consent, and that, whether forbidden by the municipal law or not, the very attempt to do it without such consent is an attack on the national sovereignty.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • 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
    277
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.86
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government
Franklin Pierce
Such being the public rights and the municipal law of the United States, no solicitude on the subject was entertained by this Government when, a year since, the British Parliament passed an act to provide for the enlistment of foreigners in the military service of Great Britain. Nothing on the face of the act or in its public history indicated that the British Government proposed to attempt recruitment in the United States, nor did it ever give intimation of such intention to this 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
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    408
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    138
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the British Government
    [Organization]
  • the British Parliament
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
It was matter of surprise, therefore, to find subsequently that the engagement of persons within the United States to proceed to Halifax, in the British Province of Nova Scotia, and there enlist in the service of Great Britain, was going on extensively, with little or no disguise. Ordinary legal steps were immediately taken to arrest and punish parties concerned, and so put an end to acts infringing the municipal law and derogatory to our 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
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    372
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Halifax
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin Pierce
Meanwhile suitable representations on the subject were addressed to the British Government. Thereupon it became known, by the admission of the British Government itself, that the attempt to draw recruits from this country originated with it, or at least had its approval and sanction; but it also appeared that the public agents engaged in it had "stringent instructions" not to violate the municipal law of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    359
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the British Government
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
It is difficult to understand how it should have been supposed that troops could be raised here by Great Britain without violation of the municipal law. The unmistakable object of the law was to prevent every such act which if performed must be either in violation of the law or in studied evasion of it, and in either alternative the act done would be alike injurious to the sovereignty of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
In the meantime the matter acquired additional importance by the recruitments in the United States not being discontinued, and the disclosure of the fact that they were prosecuted upon a systematic plan devised by official authority; that recruiting rendezvous had been opened in our principal cities and depots for the reception of recruits established on our frontier, and the whole business conducted under the supervision and by the regular cooperation of British officers, civil and military, some in the North American Provinces and some in the United 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
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    472
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    167
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • North American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin Pierce
The complicity of those officers in an undertaking which could only be accomplished by defying our laws, throwing suspicion over our attitude of neutrality, and disregarding our territorial rights is conclusively proved by the evidence elicited on the trial of such of their agents as have been apprehended and convicted.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    269
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.15
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects
  • Law & Government/Public Safety/Crime & Justice
Franklin Pierce
Some of the officers thus implicated are of high official position, and many of them beyond our jurisdiction, so that legal proceedings could not reach the source of the mischief. These considerations, and the fact that the cause of complaint was not a mere casual occurrence, trot a deliberate design, entered upon with full knowledge of our laws and national policy and conducted by responsible public functionaries, impelled me to present the case to the British Government, in order to secure not only a cessation of the, wrong, but its reparation.

    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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    451
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    157
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the British Government
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
The subject is still under discussion, the result of which will be communicated to you in due time. I repeat the recommendation submitted to the last Congress, that provision be made for the appointment of a commissioner, in connection with Great Britain, to survey and establish the boundary line which divides the Territory of Washington from the contiguous British possessions.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    315
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Territory
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
By reason of the extent and importance of the country in dispute, there has been imminent danger of collision between the subjects of Great Britain and the citizens of the United States, including their respective authorities, in that quarter. The prospect of a speedy arrangement has contributed hitherto to induce on both sides forbearance to assert by force what each claims as a right.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    321
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • that quarter
    [Date]
Franklin Pierce
Continuance of delay on the part of the two Governments to act in the matter will increase the dangers and difficulties of the controversy. Misunderstanding exists as to the extent, character, and value of the possessory rights of the Hudsons Bay Company and the property of the Pugets Sound Agricultural Company reserved in our treaty with Great Britain relative to the Territory of Oregon.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    324
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.15
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Oregon
    [Country, City, State]
  • Territory
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Hudsons Bay Company
    [Organization]
  • the Pugets Sound Agricultural Company reserved
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
I have reason to believe that a cession of the rights of both companies to the United States, which would be the readiest means of terminating all questions, can be obtained on reasonable terms, and with a view to this end I present the subject to the attention of Congress. The colony of Newfoundland, having enacted the laws required by the treaty of the 5th of June, 1854, is now placed on the same footing in respect to commercial intercourse with the United States as the other British North American Provinces.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • 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
    413
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    138
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Newfoundland
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 5th of June, 1854
    [Date]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • North American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
The commission which that treaty contemplated, for determining the rights of fishery in rivers and mouths of rivers on the coasts of the United States and the British North American Provinces, has been organized, and has commenced its labors, to complete which there are needed further appropriations for the service of another season.

    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
    278
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • North American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Franklin Pierce
In pursuance of the authority conferred by a resolution of the Senate of the United States passed on the 3d of March last, notice was given to Denmark on the 14th day of April of the intention of this Government to avail itself of the stipulation of the subsisting convention of friendship, commerce, and navigation between that Kingdom and the United States whereby either party might after ten years terminate the same at the expiration of one year from the date of notice for that purpose.

    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
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    400
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Denmark
    [Country, City, State]
  • Kingdom
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • March
    [Date]
  • one year
    [Date]
  • ten years
    [Date]
  • the 14th day of April
    [Date]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
The considerations which led me to call the attention of Congress to that convention and induced the Senate to adopt the resolution referred to still continue in full force. The convention contains an article which, although it does not directly engage the United States to submit to the imposition of tolls on the vessels and cargoes of Americans passing into or from the Baltic Sea during the continuance of the treaty, yet may by possibility be construed as implying such submission.

    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
    402
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.35
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Baltic Sea
    [Location]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Franklin Pierce
The exaction of those tolls not being justified by any principle of international law, it became the right and duty of the United States to relieve themselves from the implication of engagement on the subject, so as to be perfectly free to act in the premises in such way as their public interests and honor shall demand.

    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
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
I remain of the opinion that the United States ought not to submit to the payment of the Sound dues, not so much because of their amount, which is a secondary matter, but because it is in effect the recognition of the right of Denmark to treat one of the great maritime highways of nations as a close sea, and prevent the navigation of it as a privilege, for which tribute may be imposed upon those who have occasion to use it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • 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
    340
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Denmark
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Franklin Pierce
This Government on a former occasion, not unlike the present, signalized its determination to maintain the freedom of the seas and of the great natural channels of navigation. The Barbary States had for a long time coerced the payment of tribute from all nations whose ships frequented the Mediterranean.

    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
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • The Barbary States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mediterranean
    [Location]
Franklin Pierce
To the last demand of such payment made by them the United States, although suffering less by their depredations than many other nations, returned the explicit answer that we preferred war to tribute, and thus opened the way to the relief of the commerce of the world from an ignominious tax, so long submitted to by the more powerful nations of Europe.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • 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
    287
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.13
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]