James K. Polk: State of the Union Written Message - December 2, 1845

    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
    77,845
  • Sentences
    451
  • Words
    16,255
  • Syllables
    26,082
  • Words Per Sentence
    16,255
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
James K. Polk
Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives:

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    55
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    11
  • Syllables
    20
  • Words Per Sentence
    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Entities

  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
It is to me a source of unaffected satisfaction to meet the representatives of the States and the people in Congress assembled, as it will be to receive the aid of their combined wisdom in the administration of public affairs. In performing for the first time the duty imposed on me by the Constitution of giving to you information of the state of the Union and recommending to your consideration such measures as in my judgment are necessary and expedient, I am happy that I can congratulate you on the continued prosperity of our country.

    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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    442
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    95
  • Syllables
    154
  • Words Per Sentence
    95
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Under the blessings of Divine Providence and the benign influence of our free institutions, it stands before the world a spectacle of national happiness. With our unexampled advancement in all the elements of national greatness, the affection of the people is confirmed for the Union of the States and for the doctrines of popular liberty which lie at the foundation of our Government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    319
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • the Union of the States
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil and religious blessings with which we are favored. In calling the attention of Congress to our relations with foreign powers, I am gratified to be able to state that though with some of them there have existed since your last session serious causes of irritation and misunderstanding, yet no actual hostilities have taken place.

    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
    374
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Adopting the maxim in the conduct of our foreign affairs "to ask nothing that is not right and submit to nothing that is wrong," it has been my anxious desire to preserve peace with all nations, but at the same time to be prepared to resist aggression and maintain all our just rights. In pursuance of the joint resolution of Congress "for annexing Texas to the United States," my predecessor, on the 3d day of March, 1845, elected to submit the first and second sections of that resolution to the Republic of Texas as an overture on the part of the United States for her admission as a State into our Union.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • 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
    496
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    116
  • Syllables
    170
  • Words Per Sentence
    116
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 3d day of March, 1845
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
This election I approved, and accordingly the charge' d'affaires of the United States in Texas, under instructions of the 10th of March, 1845, presented these sections of the resolution for the acceptance of that Republic. The executive government, the Congress, and the people of Texas in convention have successively complied with all the terms and conditions of the joint resolution.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    311
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 10th of March, 1845
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
A constitution for the government of the State of Texas, formed by a convention of deputies, is herewith laid before Congress. It is well known, also, that the people of Texas at the polls have accepted the terms of annexation and ratified the constitution. I communicate to Congress the correspondence between the Secretary of State and our charge' d'affaires in Texas, and also the correspondence of the latter with the authorities of Texas, together with the official documents transmitted by him to his own Government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    427
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the State of Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The terms of annexation which were offered by the United States having been accepted by Texas, the public faith of both parties is solemnly pledged to the compact of their union. Nothing remains to consummate the event but the passage of an act by Congress to admit the State of Texas into the Union upon an equal footing with the original States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • 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
    283
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the State of Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Strong reasons exist why this should be done at an early period of the session. It will be observed that by the constitution of Texas the existing government is only continued temporarily till Congress can act, and that the third Monday of the present month is the day appointed for holding the first general election.

    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
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the day
    [Date]
  • the third Monday of the present month
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
On that day a governor, a lieutenant-governor, and both branches of the legislature will be chosen by the people. The President of Texas is required, immediately after the receipt of official information that the new State has been admitted into our Union by Congress, to convene the legislature, and upon its meeting the existing government will be superseded and the State government organized.

    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
    326
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.10
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • that day
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Questions deeply interesting to Texas, in common with the other States, the extension of our revenue laws and judicial system over her people and territory, as well as measures of a local character, will claim the early attention of Congress, and therefore upon every principle of republican government she ought to be represented in that body without unnecessary delay.

    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

    Statistics

  • Characters
    306
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
I can not too earnestly recommend prompt action on this important subject. As soon as the act to admit Texas as a State shall be passed the union of the two Republics will be consummated by their own voluntary consent. This accession to our territory has been a bloodless achievement. No arm of force has been raised to produce the result.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.5
  • Gunning Fog
    12.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.10
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Republics
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • State
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The sword has had no part in the victory. We have not sought to extend our territorial possessions by conquest, or our republican institutions over a reluctant people. It was the deliberate homage of each people to the great principle of our federative union. If we consider the extent of territory involved in the annexation, its prospective influence on America, the means by which it has been accomplished, springing purely from the choice of the people themselves to share the blessings of our union, the history of the world may be challenged to furnish a parallel.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • 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
    466
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    160
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • federative
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
The jurisdiction of the United States, which at the formation of the Federal Constitution was bounded by the St. Marys on the Atlantic, has passed the capes of Florida and been peacefully extended to the Del Norte. In contemplating the grandeur of this event it is not to be forgotten that the result was achieved in despite of the diplomatic interference of European monarchies.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • 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
    311
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Florida
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Del Norte
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Federal Constitution
    [Law]
  • Atlantic
    [Location]
  • the St. Marys
    [Location]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
Even France, the country which had been our ancient ally, the country which has a common interest with us in maintaining the freedom of the seas, the country which, by the cession of Louisiana, first opened to us access to the Gulf of Mexico, the country with which we have been every year drawing more and more closely the bonds of successful commerce, most unexpectedly, and to our unfeigned regret, took part in an effort to prevent annexation and to impose on Texas, as a condition of the recognition of her independence by Mexico, that she would never join herself to the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • 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
    476
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    104
  • Syllables
    163
  • Words Per Sentence
    104
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Louisiana
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Gulf of Mexico
    [Location]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
James K. Polk
We may rejoice that the tranquil and pervading influence of the American principle of self-government was sufficient to defeat the purposes of British and French interference, and that the almost unanimous voice of the people of Texas has given to that interference a peaceful and effective rebuke. From this example European Governments may learn how vain diplomatic arts and intrigues must ever prove upon this continent against that system of self-government which seems natural to our soil, and which will ever resist foreign interference.

    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
    454
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    149
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • French
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
Toward Texas I do not doubt that a liberal and generous spirit will actuate Congress in all that concerns her interests and prosperity, and that she will never have cause to regret that she has united her "lone star" to our glorious constellation. I regret to inform you that our relations with Mexico since your last session have not been of the amicable character which it is our desire to cultivate with all foreign nations.

    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
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    356
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
On the 6th day of March last the Mexican envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the United States made a formal protest in the name of his Government against the joint resolution passed by Congress "for the annexation of Texas to the United States," which he chose to regard as a violation of the rights of Mexico, and in consequence of it he demanded his passports.

    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
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.13
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 6th day of March
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
He was informed that the Government of the United States did not consider this joint resolution as a violation of any of the rights of Mexico, or that it afforded any just cause of offense to his Government; that the Republic of Texas was an independent power, owing no allegiance to Mexico and constituting no part of her territory or rightful sovereignty and jurisdiction.

    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
    307
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.70
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Government of the United States
    [Person]
James K. Polk
He was also assured that it was the sincere desire of this Government to maintain with that of Mexico relations of peace and good understanding. That functionary, however, notwithstanding these representations and assurances, abruptly terminated his mission and shortly afterwards left the country. Our envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Mexico was refused all official intercourse with that Government, and, after remaining several months, by the permission of his own Government he returned 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
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    446
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.99

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • several months
    [Date]
James K. Polk
Thus, by the acts of Mexico, all diplomatic intercourse between the two countries was suspended. Since that time Mexico has until recently occupied an attitude of hostility toward the United States -- has been marshaling and organizing armies, issuing proclamations, and avowing the intention to make war on the United States, either by an open declaration or by invading Texas.

    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
    310
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.71
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
Both the Congress and convention of the people of Texas invited this Government to send an army into that territory to protect and defend them against the menaced attack. The moment the terms of annexation offered by the United States were accepted by Texas the latter became so far a part of our own country as to make it our duty to afford such protection and defense.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    302
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
I therefore deemed it proper, as a precautionary measure, to order a strong squadron to the coasts of Mexico and to concentrate an efficient military force on the western frontier of Texas. Our Army was ordered to take position in the country between the Nueces and the Del Norte, and to repel any invasion of the Texan territory which might be attempted by the Mexican forces.

    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
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Texan
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Nueces
    [Organization]
  • the Del Norte
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Our squadron in the Gulf was ordered to cooperate with the Army. But though our Army and Navy were placed in a position to defend our own and the rights of Texas, they were ordered to commit no act of hostility against Mexico unless she declared war or was herself the aggressor by striking the first blow.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    247
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Gulf
    [Location]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The result has been that Mexico has made no aggressive movement, and our military and naval commanders have executed their orders with such discretion that the peace of the two Republics has not been disturbed. Texas had declared her independence and maintained it by her arms for more than nine years. She has had an organized government in successful operation during that period.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Republics
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • more than nine years
    [Date]
James K. Polk
Her separate existence as an independent state had been recognized by the United States and the principal powers of Europe. Treaties of commerce and navigation had been concluded with her by different nations, and it had become manifest to the whole world that any further attempt on the part of Mexico to conquer her or overthrow her Government would be vain.

    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
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]
James K. Polk
Even Mexico herself had become satisfied of this fact, and whilst the question of annexation was pending before the people of Texas during the past summer the Government of Mexico, by a formal act, agreed to recognize the independence of Texas on condition that she would not annex herself to any other power.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past summer
    [Date]
James K. Polk
The agreement to acknowledge the independence of Texas, whether with or without this condition, is conclusive against Mexico. The independence of Texas is a fact conceded by Mexico herself, and she had no right or authority to prescribe restrictions as to the form of government which Texas might afterwards choose to assume.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    269
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
But though Mexico can not complain of the United States on account of the annexation of Texas, it is to be regretted that serious causes of misunderstanding between the two countries continue to exist, growing out of unredressed injuries inflicted by the Mexican authorities and people on the persons and property of citizens of the United States through a long series of years.

    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
    313
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.55
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • years
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
Mexico has admitted these injuries, but has neglected and refused to repair them. Such was the character of the wrongs and such the insults repeatedly offered to American citizens and the American flag by Mexico, in palpable violation of the laws of nations and the treaty between the two countries of the 5th of April, 1831, that they have been repeatedly brought to the notice of Congress by my predecessors.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.95
  • AFINN
    -11.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 5th of April, 1831
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
As early as the 6th of February, 1837, the President of the United States declared in a message to Congress that -- The length of time since some of the injuries have been committed, the repeated and unavailing applications for redress, the wanton character of some of the outrages upon the property and persons of our citizens, upon the officers and flag of the United States, independent of recent insults to this Government and people by the late extraordinary Mexican minister, would justify in the eyes of all nations immediate 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
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    432
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    153
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.51
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • As early as the 6th of February, 1837
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
He did not, however, recommend an immediate resort to this extreme measure, which, he declared, "should not be used by just and generous nations, confiding in their strength for injuries committed, if it can be honorably avoided," but, in a spirit of forbearance, proposed that another demand be made on Mexico for that redress which had been so long and unjustly withheld.

    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
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
In these views committees of the two Houses of Congress, in reports made to their respective bodies, concurred. Since these proceedings more than eight years have elapsed, during which, in addition to the wrongs then complained of, others of an aggravated character have been committed on the persons and property of our citizens.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • more than eight years
    [Date]
  • Houses of Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
A special agent was sent to Mexico in the summer of 1838 with full authority to make another and final demand for redress. The demand was made; the Mexican Government promised to repair the wrongs of which we complained, and after much delay a treaty of indemnity with that view was concluded between the two powers on the 11th of April, 1839, and was duly ratified by both Governments.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • 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
    302
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.03
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 11th of April, 1839
    [Date]
  • the summer of 1838
    [Date]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
By this treaty a joint commission was created to adjudicate and decide on the claims of American citizens on the Government of Mexico. The commission was organized at Washington on the 25th day of August, 1840. Their time was limited to eighteen months, at the expiration of which they had adjudicated and decided claims amounting to $2,026,139.68 in favor of citizens of the United States against the Mexican Government, leaving a large amount of claims undecided.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    365
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • eighteen months
    [Date]
  • the 25th day of August, 1840
    [Date]
  • 2,026,139.68
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Of the latter the American commissioners had decided in favor of our citizens claims amounting to $928,627.88, which were left unacted on by the umpire authorized by the treaty. Still further claims, amounting to between three and four millions of dollars, were submitted to the board too late to be considered, and were left undisposed of.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • between three and four millions of dollars
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 928,627.88
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
The sum of $2,026,139.68, decided by the board, was a liquidated and ascertained debt due by Mexico to the claimants, and there was no justifiable reason for delaying its payment according to the terms of the treaty. It was not, however, paid. Mexico applied for further indulgence, and, in that spirit of liberality and forbearance which has ever marked the policy of the United States toward that Republic, the request was granted, and on the 30th of January, 1843, a new treaty was concluded.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • 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
    379
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 30th of January, 1843
    [Date]
  • 2,026,139.68
    [Money]
James K. Polk
By this treaty it was provided that the interest due on the awards in favor of claimants under the convention of the 11th of April, 1839, should be paid out the 30th of April, 1843, and that -- The principal of the said awards and the interest accruing thereon shall be paid in five years, in equal installments every three months, the said term of five years to commence on the 30th day of April, 1843, aforesaid.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.1
  • 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
    309
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • every three months
    [Date]
  • five years
    [Date]
  • the 30th day of April, 1843
    [Date]
  • the 30th of April, 1843
    [Date]
  • 11th
    [Ordinal Number]
James K. Polk
The interest due on the 30th day of April, 1843, and the three first of the twenty installments have been paid. Seventeen of these installments, remain unpaid, seven of which are now due. The claims which were left undecided by the joint commission, amounting to more than $3,000,000, together with other claims for spoliations on the property of our citizens, were subsequently presented to the Mexican Government for payment, and were so far recognized that a treaty providing for their examination and settlement by a joint commission was concluded and signed at Mexico on the 20th day of November, 1843. This treaty was ratified by the United States with certain amendments to which no just exception could have been taken, but it has not yet received the ratification of the Mexican 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
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    632
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    134
  • Syllables
    213
  • Words Per Sentence
    134
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • seven
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Seventeen
    [Cardinal Number]
  • three first
    [Cardinal Number]
  • twenty
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 20th day of November, 1843
    [Date]
  • the 30th day of April, 1843
    [Date]
  • more than $3,000,000
    [Money]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
In the meantime our citizens, who suffered great losses -- and some of whom have been reduced from affluence to bankruptcy -- are without remedy unless their rights be enforced by their Government. Such a continued and unprovoked series of wrongs could never have been tolerated by the United States had they been committed by one of the principal nations of Europe.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]
James K. Polk
Mexico was, however, a neighboring sister republic, which, following our example, had achieved her independence, and for whose success and prosperity all our sympathies were early enlisted. The United States were the first to recognize her independence and to receive her into the family of nations, and have ever been desirous of cultivating with her a good understanding.

    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
    307
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
James K. Polk
We have therefore borne the repeated wrongs she has committed with great patience, in the hope that a returning sense of justice would ultimately guide her councils and that we might, if possible, honorably avoid any hostile collision with her. Without the previous authority of Congress the Executive possessed no power to adopt or enforce adequate remedies for the injuries we had suffered, or to do more than to be prepared to repel the threatened aggression on the part of Mexico.

    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

    Statistics

  • Characters
    398
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    144
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
After our Army and Navy had remained on the frontier and coasts of Mexico for many weeks without any hostile movement on her part, though her menaces were continued, I deemed it important to put an end, if possible, to this state of things. With this view I caused steps to be taken in the month of September last to ascertain distinctly and in an authentic form what the designs of the Mexican Government were -- whether it was their intention to declare war, or invade Texas, or whether they were disposed to adjust and settle in an amicable manner the pending differences between the two countries.

    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
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    485
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    106
  • Syllables
    169
  • Words Per Sentence
    106
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.23
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • many weeks
    [Date]
  • the month of September
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
On the 9th of November an official answer was received that the Mexican Government consented to renew the diplomatic relations which had been suspended in March last, and for that purpose were willing to accredit a minister from the United States. With a sincere desire to preserve peace and restore relations of good understanding between the two Republics, I waived all ceremony as to the manner of renewing diplomatic intercourse between them, and, assuming the initiative, on the 10th of November a distinguished citizen of Louisiana was appointed envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Mexico, clothed with full powers to adjust and definitively settle all pending differences between the two countries, including those of boundary between Mexico and the State of Texas.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    655
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    122
  • Syllables
    229
  • Words Per Sentence
    122
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Louisiana
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the State of Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • March last
    [Date]
  • the 10th of November
    [Date]
  • the 9th of November
    [Date]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The minister appointed has set out on his mission and is probably by this time near the Mexican capital. He has been instructed to bring the negotiation with which he is charged to a conclusion at the earliest practicable period, which it is expected will be in time to enable me to communicate the result to Congress during the present session.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.20
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Until that result is known I forbear to recommend to Congress such ulterior measures of redress for the wrongs and injuries we have so long borne as it would have been proper to make had no such negotiation been instituted. Congress appropriated at the last session the sum of $275,000 for the payment of the April and July installments of the Mexican indemnities for the year 1844: Provided it shall be ascertained to the satisfaction of the American Government that said installments have been paid by the Mexican Government to the agent appointed by the United States to receive the same in such manner as to discharge all claim on the Mexican Government, and said agent to be delinquent in remitting the money to the United States.

    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
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    593
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    128
  • Syllables
    199
  • Words Per Sentence
    128
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • April and July
    [Date]
  • the year 1844
    [Date]
  • 275,000
    [Money]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the American Government
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The unsettled state of our relations with Mexico has involved this subject in much mystery. The first information in an authentic form from the agent of the United States, appointed under the Administration of my predecessor, was received at the State Department on the 9th of November last. This is contained in a letter, dated the 17th of October, addressed by him to one of our citizens then in Mexico with a view of having it communicated to that Department.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • 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
    373
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.13
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 17th of October
    [Date]
  • the 9th of November last
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Department
    [Organization]
  • the State Department
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
From this it appears that the agent on the 20th of September, 1844, gave a receipt to the treasury of Mexico for the amount of the April and July installments of the indemnity. In the same communication, however, he asserts that he had not received a single dollar in cash, but that he holds such securities as warranted him at the time in giving the receipt, and entertains no doubt but that he will eventually obtain the money.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.7
  • 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
    338
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • April and July
    [Date]
  • the 20th of September, 1844
    [Date]
James K. Polk
As these installments appear never to have been actually paid by the Government of Mexico to the agent, and as that Government has not, therefore, been released so as to discharge the claim, I do not feel myself warranted in directing payment to be made to the claimants out of the Treasury without further legislation.

    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
    260
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the Government of Mexico
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Their case is undoubtedly one of much hardship, and it remains for Congress to decide whether any, and what, relief ought to be granted to them. Our minister to Mexico has been instructed to ascertain the facts of the case from the Mexican Government in an authentic and official form and report the result with as little delay as possible.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]