James K. Polk: State of the Union Written Message - December 8, 1846

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

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  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
In resuming your labors in the service of the people it is a subject of congratulation that there has been no period in our past history when all the elements of national prosperity have been so fully developed. Since your last session no afflicting dispensation has visited our country. General good health has prevailed, abundance has crowned the toil of the husbandman, and labor in all its branches is receiving an ample reward, while education, science, and the arts are rapidly enlarging the means of social happiness.

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  • Reference/Humanities
  • People & Society/Religion & Belief
James K. Polk
The progress of our country in her career of greatness, not only in the vast extension of our territorial limits and the rapid increase of our population, but in resources and wealth and in the happy condition of our people, is without an example in the history of nations. As the wisdom, strength, and beneficence of our free institutions are unfolded, every day adds fresh motives to contentment and fresh incentives to patriotism.

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    1.68

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  • every day
    [Date]
James K. Polk
Our devout and sincere acknowledgments are due to the gracious Giver of All Good for the numberless blessings which our beloved country enjoys. It is a source of high satisfaction to know that the relations of the United States with all other nations, with a single exception, are of the most amicable character.

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    5.8
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    0.98
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    0.15
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    0.04

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Giver of All Good
    [Title]
James K. Polk
Sincerely attached to the policy of peace early adopted and steadily pursued by this Government, I have anxiously desired to cultivate and cherish friendship and commerce with every foreign power. The spirit and habits of the American people are favorable to the maintenance of such international harmony.

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    12.0
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    17.9
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
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    5.0

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    6.9
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  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
In adhering to this wise policy, a preliminary and paramount duty obviously consists in the protection of our national interests from encroachment or sacrifice and our national honor from reproach. These must be maintained at any hazard. They admit of no compromise or neglect, and must be scrupulously and constantly guarded.

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    12.0
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    17.8
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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    7.3
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    4.5

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    7.3
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    1.82

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James K. Polk
In their vigilant vindication collision and conflict with foreign powers may sometimes become unavoidable. Such has been our scrupulous adherence to the dictates of justice in all our foreign intercourse that, though steadily and rapidly advancing in prosperity and power, we have given no just cause of complaint to any nation and have enjoyed the blessings of peace for more than thirty years.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    5.0

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    6.1
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    1.68

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    0.80
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    8.00
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    -0.01
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    -0.01

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  • People & Society

    Entities

  • more than thirty years
    [Date]
James K. Polk
From a policy so sacred to humanity and so salutary in its effects upon our political system we should never be induced voluntarily to depart. The existing war with Mexico was neither desired nor provoked by the United States. On the contrary, all honorable means were resorted to to avert it. After years of endurance of aggravated and unredressed wrongs on our part, Mexico, in violation of solemn treaty stipulations and of every principle of justice recognized by civilized nations, commenced hostilities, and thus by her own act forced the war upon us.

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    17.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.4
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.4
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    5.0

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    1.76

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    -7.00
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    0.01
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  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • years
    [Date]
James K. Polk
Long before the advance of our Army to the left bank of the Rio Grande we had ample cause of war against Mexico, and had the United States resorted to this extremity we might have appealed to the whole civilized world for the justice of our cause. I deem it to be my duty to present to you on the present occasion a condensed review of the injuries we had sustained, of the causes which led to the war, and of its progress since its commencement.

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    12.0
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    8.6
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    12.0
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    12.0

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    5.6
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    5.0

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    5.6
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  • Law & Government/Military

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  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • the Rio Grande
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
This is rendered the more necessary because of the misapprehensions which have to some extent prevailed as to its origin and true character. The war has been represented as unjust and unnecessary and as one of aggression on our part upon a weak and injured enemy. Such erroneous views, though entertained by but few, have been widely and extensively circulated, not only at home, but have been spread throughout Mexico and the whole world.

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    16.4
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.3
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.3
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    5.0

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  • one
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  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
A more effectual means could not have been devised to encourage the enemy and protract the war than to advocate and adhere to their cause, and thus give them "aid and comfort." It is a source of national pride and exultation that the great body of our people have thrown no such obstacles in the way of the Government in prosecuting the war successfully, but have shown themselves to be eminently patriotic and ready to vindicate their country's honor and interests at any sacrifice.

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    0.91
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James K. Polk
The alacrity and promptness with which our volunteer forces rushed to the field on their country's call prove not only their patriotism, but their deep conviction that our cause is just. The wrongs which we have suffered from Mexico almost ever since she became an independent power and the patient endurance with which we have borne them are without a parallel in the history of modern civilized nations.

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    12.0
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    18.9
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
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    5.0

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    -2.00
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    0.06
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    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
There is reason to believe that if these wrongs had been resented and resisted in the first instance the present war might have been avoided. One outrage, however, permitted to pass with impunity almost necessarily encouraged the perpetration of another, until at last Mexico seemed to attribute to weakness and indecision on our part a forbearance which was the offspring of magnanimity and of a sincere desire to preserve friendly relations with a sister republic.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.7
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    5.0

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    6.7
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    5.0

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  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
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James K. Polk
Scarcely had Mexico achieved her independence, which the United States were the first among the nations to acknowledge, when she commenced the system of insult and spoliation which she has ever since pursued. Our citizens engaged in lawful commerce were imprisoned, their vessels seized, and our flag insulted in her ports.

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    14.9
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.8
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.8
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    5.0

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    -5.00
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    0.02
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  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
James K. Polk
If money was wanted, the lawless seizure and confiscation of our merchant vessels and their cargoes was a ready resource, and if to accomplish their purposes it became necessary to imprison the owners, captains, and crews, it was done. Rulers superseded rulers in Mexico in rapid succession, but still there was no change in this system of depredation.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.1
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    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    287
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    2
  • Words
    58
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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.06
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
The Government of the United States made repeated reclamations on behalf of its citizens, but these were answered by the perpetration of new outrages. Promises of redress made by Mexico in the most solemn forms were postponed or evaded. The files and records of the Department of State contain conclusive proofs of numerous lawless acts perpetrated upon the property and persons of our citizens by Mexico, and of wanton insults to our national flag.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    5.0

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    371
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    3
  • Words
    74
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    132
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    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

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  • VADER
    -0.79
  • AFINN
    -4.00
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    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Department of State
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The interposition of our Government to obtain redress was again and again invoked under circumstances which no nation ought to disregard. It was hoped that these outrages would cease and that Mexico would be restrained by the laws which regulate the conduct of civilized nations in their intercourse with each other after the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation of the 5th of April, 1831, was concluded between the two Republics;

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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

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  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    354
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    2
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    71
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    119
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    71
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    1.63

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  • VADER
    -0.61
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
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    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

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  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 5th of April, 1831
    [Date]
James K. Polk
But this hope soon proved to be vain.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    0.8
  • Gunning Fog
    3.2
  • Coleman Liau
    5.5
  • SMOG
    3.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    1.9

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  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    1.9

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    29
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    8
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    10
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    8
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.13

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.04
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.11
James K. Polk
The course of seizure and confiscation of the property of our citizens, the violation of their persons, and the insults to our flag pursued by Mexico previous to that time were scarcely suspended for even a brief period, although the treaty so clearly defines the rights and duties of the respective parties that it is impossible to misunderstand or mistake them.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
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    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.57
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
In less than seven years after the conclusion of that treaty our grievances had become so intolerable that in the opinion of President Jackson they should no longer be endured. In his message to Congress in February, 1837, he presented them to the consideration of that body, and declared 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
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    583
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    119
  • Syllables
    202
  • Words Per Sentence
    119
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.87
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • February, 1837
    [Date]
  • less than seven years
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Jackson
    [Person]
James K. Polk
In a spirit of kindness and forbearance, however, he recommended reprisals as a milder mode of redress. He declared that war should not be used as a remedy "by just and generous nations, confiding in their strength for injuries committed, if it can be honorably avoided," and added: It has occurred to me that, considering the present embarrassed condition of that country, we should act with both wisdom and moderation by giving to Mexico one more opportunity to atone for the past before we take redress into our Own hands.

    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
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    432
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
To avoid all misconception on the part of Mexico, as well as to protect our own national character from reproach, this opportunity should be given with the avowed design and full preparation to take immediate satisfaction if it should not be obtained on a repetition of the demand for it. To this end I recommend that an act be passed authorizing reprisals, and the use of the naval force of the United States by the Executive against Mexico to enforce them, in the event of a refusal by the Mexican Government to come to an amicable adjustment of the matters in controversy between us upon another demand thereof made from on board out of our vessels of war on the coast of Mexico.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    554
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    123
  • Syllables
    196
  • Words Per Sentence
    123
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Committees of both Houses of Congress, to which this message of the President was referred, fully sustained his views of the character of the wrongs which we had suffered from Mexico, and recommended that another demand for redress should be made before authorizing war or reprisals. The Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, in their report, say: After such a demand, should prompt justice be refused by the Mexican Government, we may appeal to all nations, not only for the equity and moderation with which we shall have acted toward a sister republic, but for the necessity which will then compel us to seek redress for our wrongs, either by actual war or by reprisals.

    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
    552
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    116
  • Syllables
    183
  • Words Per Sentence
    116
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.86
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Houses of Congress
    [Organization]
  • The Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The subject will then be presented before Congress, at the commencement of the next session, in a clear and distinct form, and the committee can not doubt but that such measures will be immediately adopted as may be necessary to vindicate the honor of the country and insure ample reparation to our injured fellow-citizens.

    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
    265
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.55
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives made a similar recommendation. In their report they say that -- They fully concur with the President that ample cause exists for taking redress into our own hands, and believe that we should be justified in the opinion of other nations for taking such a step.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
But they are willing to try the experiment of another demand, made in the most solemn form, upon the justice of the Mexican Government before any further proceedings are adopted. No difference of opinion upon the subject is believed to have existed in Congress at that time; the executive and legislative departments concurred;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.04
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
And yet such has been our forbearance and desire to preserve peace with Mexico that the wrongs of which we then complained, and which gave rise to these solemn proceedings, not only remain unredressed to this day, but additional causes of complaint of an aggravated character have ever since been accumulating.

    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
    256
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.68
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
Shortly after these proceedings a special messenger was dispatched to Mexico to make a final demand for redress, and on the 20th of July, 1837, the demand was made. The reply of the Mexican Government bears date on the 29th of the same month, and contains assurances of the "anxious wish" of the Mexican Government "not to delay the moment of that final and equitable adjustment which is to terminate the existing difficulties between the two Governments;" that "nothing should be left undone which may contribute to the most speedy and equitable determination of the subjects which have so seriously engaged the attention of the American Government;" that the "Mexican Government would adopt as the only guides for its conduct the plainest principles of public right, the sacred obligations imposed by international law, and the religious faith of treaties," and that "whatever reason and justice may dictate respecting each case will be done." The assurance was further given that the decision of the Mexican Government upon each cause of complaint for which redress had been demanded should be communicated to the Government of the United States by the Mexican minister at Washington.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    1,006
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    201
  • Syllables
    335
  • Words Per Sentence
    201
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 20th of July, 1837
    [Date]
  • the 29th of the same month
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
These solemn assurances in answer to our demand for redress were disregarded. By making them, however, Mexico obtained further delay. President Van Buren, in his annual message to Congress of the 5th of December, 1837, states that "although the larger number" of our demands for redress, "and many of them aggravated cases of personal wrongs, have been now for years before the Mexican Government, and some of the causes of national complaint, and those of the most offensive character, admitted of immediate, simple, and satisfactory replies, it is only within a few days past that any specific communication in answer to our last demand, made five months ago, has been received from the Mexican minister;" and that "for not one of our public complaints has satisfaction been given or offered, that but one of the cases of personal wrong has been favorably considered, and that but four cases of both descriptions out of all those formally presented and earnestly pressed have as yet been decided upon by the Mexican Government." President Van Buren, believing that it would be vain to make any further attempt to obtain redress by the ordinary means within the power of the Executive, communicated this opinion to Congress in the message referred to, in which he said: On a careful and deliberate examination of their contents of the correspondence with the Mexican Government], and considering the spirit manifested by the Mexican Government, it has become my painful duty to return the subject as it now stands to Congress, to whom it belongs to decide upon the time, the mode, and the measure of redress.

    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
    1,323
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    273
  • Syllables
    465
  • Words Per Sentence
    273
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.90
  • AFINN
    -15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • a few days past
    [Date]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • five months ago
    [Date]
  • years
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
  • Van Buren
    [Person]
James K. Polk
Had the United States at that time adopted compulsory measures and taken redress into their own hands, all our difficulties with Mexico would probably have been long since adjusted and the existing war have been averted. Magnanimity and moderation on our part only had the effect to complicate these difficulties and render an amicable settlement of them the more embarrassing.

    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
    315
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.83
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
That such measures of redress under similar provocations committed by any of the powerful nations of Europe would have been promptly resorted to by the United States can not be doubted. The national honor and the preservation of the national character throughout the world, as well as our own self-respect and the protection due to our own citizens, would have rendered such a resort indispensable.

    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
    329
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]
James K. Polk
The history of no civilized nation in modern times has presented within so brief a period so many wanton attacks upon the honor of its flag and upon the property and persons of its citizens as had at that time been borne by the United States from the Mexican authorities and people. But Mexico was a sister republic on the North American continent, occupying a territory contiguous to our own, and was in a feeble and distracted condition, and these considerations, it is presumed, induced Congress to forbear still longer.

    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
    427
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    156
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.68
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • North American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Instead of taking redress into our own hands, a new negotiation was entered upon with fair promises on the part of Mexico, but with the real purpose, as the event has proved, of indefinitely postponing the reparation which we demanded, and which was so justly due. This negotiation, after more than a year's delay, resulted in the convention of the 11th of April, 1839, "for the adjustment of claims of citizens of the United States of America upon the Government of the Mexican Republic." The joint board of commissioners created by this convention to examine and decide upon these claims was not organized until the month of August, 1840, and under the terms of the convention they were to terminate their duties within eighteen months from that time.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    607
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    130
  • Syllables
    207
  • Words Per Sentence
    130
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Mexican Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States of America
    [Country, City, State]
  • eighteen months
    [Date]
  • the month of August, 1840
    [Date]
James K. Polk
Four of the eighteen months were consumed in preliminary discussions on frivolous and dilatory points raised by the Mexican commissioners, and it was not until the month of December, 1840, that they commenced the examination of the claims of our citizens upon Mexico. Fourteen months only remained to examine and decide upon these numerous and complicated cases.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Fourteen months
    [Date]
  • the eighteen months
    [Date]
  • the month of December, 1840
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
In the month of February, 1842, the term of the commission expired, leaving many claims undisposed of for want of time. The claims which were allowed by the board and by the umpire authorized by the convention to decide in case of disagreement between the Mexican and American commissioners amounted to $2,026,139.68. There were pending before the umpire when the commission expired additional claims, which had been examined and awarded by the American commissioners and had not been allowed by the Mexican commissioners, amounting to $928,627.88, upon which he did not decide, alleging that his authority had ceased with the termination of the joint commission.

    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
    521
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    108
  • Syllables
    183
  • Words Per Sentence
    108
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 1842
    [Date]
  • the month of
    [Date]
  • 2,026,139.68
    [Money]
  • 928,627.88
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
Besides these claims, there were others of American citizens amounting to $3,336,837.05, which had been submitted to the board, and upon which they had not time to decide before their final adjournment. The sum of $2,026,139.68, which had been awarded to the claimants, was a liquidated and ascertained debt due by Mexico, about which there could be no dispute, and which she was bound to pay according to the terms of the convention.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    327
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.26
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • 2,026,139.68
    [Money]
  • 3,336,837.05
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
Soon after the final awards for this amount had been made the Mexican Government asked for a postponement of the time of making payment, alleging that it would be inconvenient to make the payment at the time stipulated. In the spirit of forbearing kindness toward a sister republic, which Mexico has so long abused, the United States promptly complied with her request.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    303
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.55
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Hobbies & Leisure/Merit Prizes & Contests

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
A second convention was accordingly concluded between the two Governments on the 30th of January, 1843, which upon its face declares that "this new arrangement is entered into for the accommodation of Mexico." By the terms of this convention all the interest due on the awards which had been made in favor of the claimants under the convention of the 11th of April, 1839, was to be paid to them on the 30th of April, 1843, and "the principal of the said awards and the interest accruing thereon" was stipulated to "be paid in five years, in equal installments every three months." Notwithstanding this new convention was entered into at the request of Mexico and for the purpose of relieving her from embarrassment, the claimants have only received the interest due on the 30th of April, 1843, and three of the twenty installments.

    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
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    670
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    148
  • Syllables
    217
  • Words Per Sentence
    148
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • twenty
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • every three months
    [Date]
  • five years
    [Date]
  • the 11th of April, 1839
    [Date]
  • the 30th of April, 1843
    [Date]
  • the 30th of January, 1843
    [Date]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
James K. Polk
Although the payment of the sum thus liquidated and confessedly due by Mexico to our citizens as indemnity for acknowledged acts of outrage and wrong was secured by treaty, the obligations of which are ever held sacred by all just nations, yet Mexico has violated this solemn engagement by failing and refusing to make the payment.

    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
    273
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
The two installments due in April and July, 1844, under the peculiar circumstances connected with them, have been assumed by the United States and discharged to the claimants, but they are still due by Mexico. But this is not all of which we have just cause of complaint. To provide a remedy for the claimants whose cases were not decided by the joint commission under the convention of April 11, 1839, it was expressly stipulated by the sixth article of the convention of the 30th of January, 1843, that -- A new convention shall be entered into for the settlement of all claims of the Government and citizens of the United States against the Republic of Mexico which were not finally decided by the late commission which met in the city of Washington, and of all claims of the Government and citizens of Mexico against the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    662
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    147
  • Syllables
    228
  • Words Per Sentence
    147
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 11, 1839
    [Date]
  • April and July, 1844
    [Date]
  • the 30th of January, 1843
    [Date]
  • sixth
    [Ordinal Number]
James K. Polk
In conformity with this stipulation, a third convention was concluded and signed at the city of Mexico on the 20th of November, 1843, by the plenipotentiaries of the two Governments, by which provision was made for ascertaining and paying these claims. In January, 1844, this convention was ratified by the Senate of the United States with two amendments, which were manifestly reasonable in their character.

    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
    325
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • January, 1844
    [Date]
  • the 20th of November, 1843
    [Date]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Upon a reference of the amendments proposed to the Government of Mexico, the same evasions, difficulties, and delays were interposed which have so long marked the policy of that Government toward the United States. It has not even yet decided whether it would or would not accede to them, although the subject has been repeatedly pressed upon its consideration.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.6
  • 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
    297
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
Mexico has thus violated a second time the faith of treaties by failing or refusing to carry into effect the sixth article of the convention of January, 1843. Such is the history of the wrongs which we have suffered and patiently endured from Mexico through a long series of years. So far from affording reasonable satisfaction for the injuries and insults we had borne, a great aggravation of them consists in the fact that while the United States, anxious to preserve a good understanding with Mexico, have been constantly but vainly employed in seeking redress for past wrongs, new outrages were constantly occurring, which have continued to increase our causes of complaint and to swell the amount of our demands.

    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
    585
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    120
  • Syllables
    191
  • Words Per Sentence
    120
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.55
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • January, 1843
    [Date]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • sixth
    [Ordinal Number]
James K. Polk
While the citizens of the United States were conducting a lawful commerce with Mexico under the guaranty of a treaty of "amity, commerce, and navigation," many of them have suffered all the injuries which would have resulted from open war. This treaty, instead of affording protection to our citizens, has been the means of inviting them into the ports of Mexico that they might be, as they have been in numerous instances, plundered of their property and deprived of their personal liberty if they dared insist on their rights.

    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
    437
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.40
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
Had the unlawful seizures of American property and the violation of the personal liberty of our citizens, to say nothing of the insults to our flag, which have occurred in the ports of Mexico taken place on the high seas, they would themselves long since have constituted a state of actual war between the two countries.

    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
    261
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.33
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
In so long suffering Mexico to violate her most solemn treaty obligations, plunder our citizens of their property, and imprison their persons without affording them any redress we have failed to perform one of the first and highest duties which every government owes to its citizens, and the consequence has been that many of them have been reduced from a state of affluence to bankruptcy.

    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
    321
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
James K. Polk
The proud name of American citizen, which ought to protect all who bear it from insult and injury throughout the world, has afforded no such protection to our citizens in Mexico. We had ample cause of war against Mexico long before the breaking out of hostilities; but even then we forbore to take redress into our own hands until Mexico herself became the aggressor by invading our soil in hostile array and shedding the blood of our citizens.

    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
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    362
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.87
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
Such are the grave causes of complaint on the part of the United States against Mexico -- causes which existed long before the annexation of Texas to the American Union; and yet, animated by the love of peace and a magnanimous moderation, we did not adopt those measures of redress which under such circumstances are the justified resort of injured nations.

    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
    291
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the American Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
The annexation of Texas to the United States constituted no just cause of offense to Mexico. The pretext that it did so is wholly inconsistent and irreconcilable with well-authenticated facts connected with the revolution by which Texas became independent of Mexico. That this may be the more manifest, it may be proper to advert to the causes and to the history of the principal events of that revolution.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.10
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
Texas constituted a portion of the ancient Province of Louisiana, ceded to the United States by France in the year 1803. In the year 1819 the United States, by the Florida treaty, ceded to Spain all that part of Louisiana within the present limits of Texas, and Mexico, by the revolution which separated her from Spain and rendered her an independent nation, succeeded to the rights of the mother country over this territory.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • 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
    337
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • Florida
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Louisiana
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the year 1803
    [Date]
  • the year 1819
    [Date]