James K. Polk: State of the Union Written Message - December 7, 1847

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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
    6.2
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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
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    Topics

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

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    9.1
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    4.4
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    12.0
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    11.3
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    7.6

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  • Dale Chall
    3.4
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    2.2

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  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    2.2

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    55
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    1
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    11
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    20
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    11
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Entities

  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The annual meeting of Congress is always an interesting event. The representatives of the States and of the people come fresh from their constituents to take counsel together for the common good. After an existence of near three-fourths of a century as a free and independent Republic, the problem no longer remains to be solved whether man is capable of self-government.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
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    14.7
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    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

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  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    63
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    106
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    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

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    0.88
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    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • three-fourths of a century
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The success of our admirable system is a conclusive refutation of the theories of those in other countries who maintain that a "favored few" are born to rule and that the mass of mankind must be governed by force. Subject to no arbitrary or hereditary authority, the people are the only sovereigns recognized by our Constitution.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
James K. Polk
Numerous emigrants, of every lineage and language, attracted by the civil and religious freedom we enjoy and by our happy condition, annually crowd to our shores, and transfer their heart, not less than their allegiance, to the country whose dominion belongs alone to the people. No country has been so much favored, or should acknowledge with deeper reverence the manifestations of the divine protection.

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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
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    333
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • annually
    [Date]
James K. Polk
An all wise Creator directed and guarded us in our infant struggle for freedom and has constantly watched over our surprising progress until we have become one of the great nations of the earth. It is in a country thus favored, and under a Government in which the executive and legislative branches hold their authority for limited periods alike from the people, and where all are responsible to their respective constituencies, that it is again my duty to communicate with Congress upon the state of the Union and the present condition of public affairs.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    457
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    160
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
  • Creator
    [Person]
James K. Polk
During the past year the most gratifying proofs are presented that our country has been blessed with a widespread and universal prosperity. There has been no period since the Government was founded when all the industrial pursuits of our people have been more successful or when labor in all branches of business has received a fairer or better reward.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Entities

  • the past year
    [Date]
  • Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
From our abundance we have been enabled to perform the pleasing duty of furnishing food for the starving millions of less favored countries. In the enjoyment of the bounties of Providence at home such as have rarely fallen to the lot of any people, it is cause of congratulation that our intercourse with all the powers of the earth except Mexico continues to be of an amicable character.

    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
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    318
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

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  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
It has ever been our cherished policy to cultivate peace and good will with all nations, and this policy has been steadily pursued by me. No change has taken place in our relations with Mexico since the adjournment of the last Congress. The war in which the United States were forced to engage with the Government of that country still continues.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.5

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.5

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    282
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
I deem it unnecessary, after the full exposition of them contained in my message of the 11th of May, 1846, and in my annual message at the commencement of the session of Congress in December last, to reiterate the serious causes of complaint which we had against Mexico before she commenced hostilities. It is sufficient on the present occasion to say that the wanton violation of the rights of person and property of our citizens committed by Mexico, her repeated acts of bad faith through a long series of years, and her disregard of solemn treaties stipulating for indemnity to our injured citizens not only constituted ample cause of war on our part, but were of such an aggravated character as would have justified us before the whole world in resorting to this extreme remedy.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    633
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    135
  • Syllables
    224
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    135
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

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  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • December last
    [Date]
  • May, 1846
    [Date]
  • 11th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
With an anxious desire to avoid a rupture between the two countries, we forbore for years to assert our clear rights by force, and continued to seek redress for the wrongs we had suffered by amicable negotiation in the hope that Mexico might yield to pacific counsels and the demands of justice. In this hope we were disappointed.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    269
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09

    Topics

  • Health/Mental Health/Anxiety & Stress

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • years
    [Date]
  • pacific
    [Location]
James K. Polk
Our minister of peace sent to Mexico was insultingly rejected. The Mexican Government refused even to hear the terms of adjustment which he was authorized to propose, and finally, under wholly unjustifiable pretexts, involved the two countries in war by invading the territory of the State of Texas, striking the first blow, and shedding the blood of our citizens on our own soil.

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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
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    311
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

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  • VADER
    -0.85
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the State of Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • The Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Though the United States were the aggrieved nation, Mexico commenced the war, and we were compelled in self-defense to repel the invader and to vindicate the national honor and interests by prosecuting it with vigor until we could obtain a just and honorable peace. On learning that hostilities had been commenced by Mexico I promptly communicated that fact, accompanied with a succinct statement of our other causes of complaint against Mexico, to Congress, and that body, by the act of the 13th of May, 1846, declared that "by the act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war exists between that Government and the United States." This act declaring "the war to exist by the act of the Republic of Mexico," and making provision for its prosecution "to a speedy and successful termination," was passed with great unanimity by Congress, there being but two negative votes in the Senate and but fourteen in the House of Representatives.

    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
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    775
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    165
  • Syllables
    265
  • Words Per Sentence
    165
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.36
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • fourteen
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 13th of May, 1846
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The existence of the war having thus been declared by Congress, it became my duty under the Constitution and the laws to conduct and prosecute it. This duty has been performed, and though at every stage of its progress I have manifested a willingness to terminate it by a just peace, Mexico has refused to accede to any terms which could be accepted by the United States consistently with the national honor and interest.

    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
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The rapid and brilliant successes of our arms and the vast extent of the enemy's territory which had been overrun and conquered before the close of the last session of Congress were fully known to that body. Since that time the war has been prosecuted with increased energy, and, I am gratified to state, with a success which commands universal admiration.. History presents no parallel of so many glorious victories achieved by any nation within so short a period.

    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
    379
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • enemy's
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Our Army, regulars and volunteers, have covered themselves with imperishable honors. Whenever and wherever our forces have encountered the enemy, though he was in vastly superior numbers and often intrenched in fortified positions of his own selection and of great strength, he has been defeated. Too much praise can not be bestowed upon our officers and men, regulars and volunteers, for their gallantry, discipline, indomitable courage, and perseverance, all seeking the post of danger and vying with each other in deeds of noble daring.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    443
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    150
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Army
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
While every patriot's heart must exult and a just national pride animate every bosom in beholding the high proofs of courage, consummate military skill, steady discipline, and humanity to the vanquished enemy exhibited by our gallant Army, the nation is called to mourn over the loss of many brave officers and soldiers, who have fallen in defense of their country's honor and interests.

    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
    9.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Army
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The brave dead met their melancholy fate in a foreign land, nobly discharging their duty, and with their country's flag waving triumphantly in the face of the foe. Their patriotic deeds are justly appreciated, and will long be remembered by their grateful countrymen. The parental care of the Government they loved and served should be extended to their surviving families.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • 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
    307
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    9.00

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment
James K. Polk
Shortly after the adjournment of the last session of Congress the gratifying intelligence was received of the signal victory of Buena Vista, and of the fall of the city of Vera Cruz, and with it the strong castle of San Juan de Ulloa, by which it was defended. Believing that after these and other successes so honorable to our arms and so disastrous to Mexico the period was propitious to afford her another opportunity, if she thought proper to embrace it, to enter into negotiations for peace, a commissioner was appointed to proceed to the headquarters of our Army with full powers to enter upon negotiations and to conclude a just and honorable treaty of peace.

    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
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    543
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    116
  • Syllables
    181
  • Words Per Sentence
    116
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • San Juan de Ulloa
    [Country, City, State]
  • Vera Cruz
    [Country, City, State]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Buena Vista
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
He was not directed to make any new overtures of peace, but was the bearer of a dispatch from the Secretary of State of the United States to the minister of foreign affairs of Mexico, in reply to one received from the latter of the 22d of February, 1847, in which the Mexican Government was informed of his appointment and of his presence at the headquarters of our Army, and that he was invested with full powers to conclude a definitive treaty of peace whenever the Mexican Government might signify a desire to do so.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • 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
    413
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    95
  • Syllables
    148
  • Words Per Sentence
    95
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • February, 1847
    [Date]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
While I was unwilling to subject the United States to another indignant refusal, I was yet resolved that the evils of the war should not be protracted a day longer than might be rendered absolutely necessary by the Mexican Government. Care was taken to give no instructions to the commissioner which could in any way interfere with our military operations or relax our energies in the prosecution of the 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
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    336
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.85
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • a day
    [Date]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
He possessed no authority in any manner to control these operations. He was authorized to exhibit his instructions to the general in command of the Army, and in the event of a treaty being concluded and ratified on the part of Mexico he was directed to give him notice of that fact. On the happening of such contingency, and on receiving notice thereof, the general in command was instructed by the Secretary of War to suspend further active military operations until further orders.

    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
    395
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    142
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.48
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Army
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
These instructions were given with a view to intermit hostilities until the treaty thus ratified by Mexico could be transmitted to Washington and receive the action of the Government of the United States. The commissioner was also directed on reaching the Army to deliver to the general in command the dispatch which he bore from the Secretary of State to the minister of foreign affairs of Mexico, and on receiving it the general was instructed by the Secretary of War to cause it to be transmitted to the commander of the Mexican forces, with a quest that it might be communicated to his Government.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    494
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    104
  • Syllables
    172
  • Words Per Sentence
    104
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.59
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • War
    [Event]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The commissioner did not reach the headquarters of the Army until after another brilliant victory had crowned our arms at Cerro Gordo. The dispatch which he bore from the Secretary of War to the general in command of the Army was received by that officer, then at Jalapa, on the 7th of May, 1847, together with the dispatch from the Secretary of State to the minister of foreign affairs of Mexico, having been transmitted to him from Vera Cruz.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • 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
    354
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.29
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Jalapa
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 7th of May, 1847
    [Date]
  • War
    [Event]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • Cerro Gordo
    [Person]
  • Vera Cruz
    [Person]
James K. Polk
The commissioner arrived at the headquarters of the Army a few days afterwards. His presence with the Army and his diplomatic character were made known to the Mexican Government from Puebla on the 12th of June, 1847, by the transmission of the dispatch from the Secretary of State to the minister of foreign affairs of Mexico.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • 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
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Puebla
    [Country, City, State]
  • a few days
    [Date]
  • the 12th of June, 1847
    [Date]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Many weeks elapsed after its receipt, and no overtures were made nor was any desire expressed by the Mexican Government to enter into negotiations for peace. Our Army pursued its march upon the capital, and as it approached it was met by formidable resistance. Our forces first encountered the enemy, and achieved signal victories in the severely contested battles of Contreras and Churubusco.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    325
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.84
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Many weeks
    [Date]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
  • Churubusco
    [Person]
  • Contreras
    [Person]
James K. Polk
It was not until after these actions had resulted in decisive victories and the capital of the enemy was within our power that the Mexican Government manifested any disposition to enter into negotiations for peace, and even then, as events have proved, there is too much reason to believe they were insincere, and that in agreeing to go through the forms of negotiation the object was to gain time to strengthen the defenses of their capital and to prepare for fresh resistance.

    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
    392
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the Mexican Government
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The general in command of the Army deemed it expedient to suspend hostilities temporarily by entering into an armistice with a view to the opening of negotiations. Commissioners were appointed on the part of Mexico to meet the commissioner on the part of the United States. The result of the conferences which took place between these functionaries of the two Governments was a failure to conclude a treaty of peace.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.8
  • 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
    344
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.34
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Commissioners
    [Organization]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The commissioner of the United States took with him the project of a treaty already prepared, by the terms of which the indemnity required by the United States was a cession of territory. It is well known that the only indemnity which it is in the power of Mexico to make in satisfaction of the just and long-deferred claims of our citizens against her and the only means by which she can reimburse the United States for the expenses of the war is a cession to the United States of a portion of her territory.

    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
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    411
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
Mexico has no money to pay, and no other means of making the required indemnity. If we refuse this, we can obtain nothing else. To reject indemnity by refusing to accept a cession of territory would be to abandon all our just demands, and to wage the war, bearing all its expenses, without a purpose or definite object.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    254
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.86
  • AFINN
    -12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
A state of war abrogates treaties previously existing between the belligerents and a treaty of peace puts an end to all claims for indemnity for tortious acts committed under the authority of one government against the citizens or subjects of another unless they are provided for in its stipulations. A treaty of peace which would terminate the existing war without providing for indemnity would enable Mexico, the acknowledged debtor and herself the aggressor in the war, to relieve herself from her just liabilities.

    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
    432
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.53
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
By such a treaty our citizens who hold just demands against her would have no remedy either against Mexico or their own Government. Our duty to these citizens must forever prevent such a peace, and no treaty which does not provide ample means of discharging these demands can receive my sanction. A treaty of peace should settle all existing differences between the two countries.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    12.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
If an adequate cession of territory should be made by such a treaty, the United States should release Mexico from all her liabilities and assume their payment to our own citizens. If instead of this the United States were to consent to a treaty by which Mexico should again engage to pay the heavy amount of indebtedness which a just indemnity to our Government and our citizens would impose on her, it is notorious that she does not possess the means to meet such an undertaking.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • 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
    391
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
From such a treaty no result could be anticipated but the same irritating disappointments which have heretofore attended the violations of similar treaty stipulations on the part of Mexico. Such a treaty would be but a temporary cessation of hostilities, without the restoration of the friendship and good understanding which should characterize the future intercourse between the two countries.

    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
    334
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
That Congress contemplated the acquisition of territorial indemnity when that body made provision for the prosecution of the war is obvious. Congress could not have meant when, in May, 1846, they appropriated $10,000,000 and authorized the President to employ the militia and naval and military forces of the United States and to accept the services of 50,000 volunteers to enable him to prosecute the war, and when, at their last session, and after our Army had invaded Mexico, they made additional appropriations and authorized the raising of additional troops for the same purpose, that no indemnity was to be obtained from Mexico at the conclusion of the 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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    525
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    111
  • Syllables
    181
  • Words Per Sentence
    111
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.94
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 50,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • May, 1846
    [Date]
  • 10,000,000
    [Money]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
And yet it was certain that if no Mexican territory was acquired no indemnity could be obtained.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.5
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    79
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    17
  • Syllables
    29
  • Words Per Sentence
    17
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.32
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
It is further manifest that Congress contemplated territorial indemnity from the fact that at their last session an act was passed, upon the Executive recommendation, appropriating $3,000,000 with that express object. This appropriation was made "to enable the President to conclude a treaty of peace, limits, and boundaries with the Republic of Mexico, to be used by him in the event that said treaty, when signed by the authorized agents of the two Governments and duly ratified by Mexico, shall call for the expenditure of the same or any part thereof." The object of asking this appropriation was distinctly stated in the several messages on the subject which I communicated to Congress.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    566
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    116
  • Syllables
    192
  • Words Per Sentence
    116
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • 3,000,000
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
Similar appropriations made in 1803 and 1806, which were referred to, were intended to be applied in part consideration for the cession of Louisiana and the Floridas. In like manner it was anticipated that in settling the terms of a treaty of "limits and boundaries" with Mexico a cession of territory estimated to be of greater value than the amount of our demands against her might be obtained, and that the prompt payment of this sum in part consideration for the territory ceded, on the conclusion of a treaty and its ratification on her part, might be an inducement with her to make such a cession of territory as would be satisfactory to the United States;

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    538
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    117
  • Syllables
    185
  • Words Per Sentence
    117
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Floridas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Louisiana
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1803
    [Date]
  • 1806
    [Date]
James K. Polk
And although the failure to conclude such a treaty has rendered it unnecessary to use any part of the $3,000,000 appropriated by that act, and the entire sum remains in the Treasury, it is still applicable to that object should the contingency occur making such application proper.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    222
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    76
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.36
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 3,000,000
    [Money]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The doctrine of no territory is the doctrine of no indemnity, and if sanctioned would be a public acknowledgment that our country was wrong and that the war declared by Congress with extraordinary unanimity was unjust and should be abandoned -- an admission unfounded in fact and degrading to the national 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
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.97
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
James K. Polk
The terms of the treaty proposed by the United States were not only just to Mexico, but, considering the character and amount of our claims, the unjustifiable and unprovoked commencement of hostilities by her, the expenses of the war to which we have been subjected, and the success which had attended our arms, were deemed to be of a most liberal character.

    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
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.55
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
James K. Polk
The commissioner of the United States was authorized to agree to the establishment of the Rio Grande as the boundary from its entrance into the Gulf to its intersection with the southern boundary of New Mexico, in north latitude about 32 degree, and to obtain a cession to the United States of the Provinces of New Mexico and the Californias and the privilege of the right of way across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

    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
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    337
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • 32
    [Cardinal Number]
  • New Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Provinces of New Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Californias
    [Location]
  • Gulf
    [Location]
  • the Isthmus of Tehuantepec
    [Location]
  • the Rio Grande
    [Person]
James K. Polk
The boundary of the Rio Grande and the cession to the United States of New Mexico and Upper California constituted an ultimatum which our commissioner was under no circumstances to yield. That it might be manifest, not only to Mexico, but to all other nations, that the United States were not disposed to take advantage of a feeble power by insisting upon wrestling from her all the other Provinces, including many of her principal towns and cities, which we had conquered and held in our military occupation but were willing to conclude a treaty in a spirit of liberality, our commissioner was authorized to stipulate for the restoration to Mexico of all our other conquests.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    554
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    115
  • Syllables
    193
  • Words Per Sentence
    115
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • New Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Upper California
    [Location]
James K. Polk
As the territory to be acquired by the boundary proposed might be estimated to be of greater value than a fair equivalent for our just demands, our commissioner was authorized to stipulate for the payment of such additional pecuniary consideration as was deemed reasonable. The terms of a treaty proposed by the Mexican commissioners were wholly inadmissible.

    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
    300
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.95

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
They negotiated as if Mexico were the victorious, and not the vanquished, party. They must have known that their ultimatum could never be accepted. It required the United States to dismember Texas by surrendering to Mexico that part of the territory of that State lying between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, included within her limits by her laws when she was an independent republic, and when she was annexed to the United States and admitted by Congress as one of the States of our Union.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    399
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.12
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the States of our Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Nueces
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Rio Grande
    [Person]
James K. Polk
It contained no provision for the payment by Mexico of the just claims of our citizens. It required indemnity to Mexican citizens for injuries they may have sustained by our troops in the prosecution of the war. It demanded the right for Mexico to levy and collect the Mexican tariff of duties on goods imported into her ports while in our military occupation during the war, and the owners of which had paid to officers of the United States the military contributions which had been levied upon them;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • 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
    410
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.91
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
And it offered to cede to the United States, for a pecuniary consideration, that part of Upper California lying north of latitude 37°. Such were the unreasonable terms proposed by the Mexican commissioners.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    167
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    33
  • Syllables
    63
  • Words Per Sentence
    33
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.15
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Upper California
    [Location]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 37°
    [Quantity]
James K. Polk
The cession to the United States by Mexico of the Provinces of New Mexico and the Californias, as proposed by the commissioner of the United States, it was believed would be more in accordance with the convenience and interests of both nations than any other cession of territory which it was probable Mexico could be induced to make.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    274
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Provinces of New Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Californias
    [Location]
James K. Polk
It is manifest to all who have observed the actual condition of the Mexican Government for some years past and at present that if these Provinces should be retained by her she could not long continue to hold and govern them. Mexico is too feeble a power to govern these Provinces, lying as they do at a distance of more than 1,000 miles from her capital, and if attempted to be retained by her they would constitute but for a short time even nominally a part of her dominions.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • 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
    379
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.40
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • more than 1,000 miles
    [Quantity]
James K. Polk
This would be especially the case with Upper California. The sagacity of powerful European nations has long since directed their attention to the commercial importance of that Province, and there can be little doubt that the moment the United States shall relinquish their present occupation of it and their claim to it as indemnity an effort would be made by some foreign power to possess it, either by conquest or by purchase.

    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
    353
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Upper California
    [Location]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
James K. Polk
If no foreign government should acquire it in either of these modes, an independent revolutionary government would probably be established by the inhabitants and such foreigners as may remain in or remove to the country as soon as it shall be known that the United States have abandoned it. Such a government would be too feeble long to maintain its separate independent existence, and would finally become annexed to or be a dependent colony of some more powerful state.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    389
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.13
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]