Ronald Reagan: State of the Union Address - January 27, 1987

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    17,649
  • Sentences
    214
  • Words
    3,835
  • Syllables
    5,901
  • Words Per Sentence
    3,835
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    2,090
  • Words Per Minute
    110.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    1.00
  • AFINN
    206.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.00

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Ronald Reagan
00:00:00
-
00:00:28
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, distinguished Members of Congress, honored guests, and fellow citizens: May I congratulate all of you who are Members of this historic 100th Congress of the United States of America. In this 200th anniversary year of our Constitution, you and I stand on the shoulders of giants -- men whose words and deeds put wind in the sails of freedom.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.5
  • Gunning Fog
    9.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    288
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    28.2
  • Words Per Minute
    131.91

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States of America
    [Country, City, State]
  • this 200th anniversary year
    [Date]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • 100th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:00:28
-
00:00:50
  However, we must always remember that our Constitution is to be celebrated not for being old, but for being young -- young with the same energy, spirit, and promise that filled each eventful day in Philadelphia's statehouse. We will be guided tonight by their acts, and we will be guided forever by their words.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    248
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    22.68
  • Words Per Minute
    140.21

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:00:50
-
00:01:11
  Now, forgive me, but I can't resist sharing a story from those historic days. Philadelphia was bursting with civic pride in the spring of 1787, and its newspapers began embellishing the arrival of the Convention delegates with elaborate social classifications. Governors of States were called Excellency.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.4
  • Gunning Fog
    14.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    248
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    46
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    46
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78
  • Seconds
    20.44
  • Words Per Minute
    135.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Philadelphia
    [Country, City, State]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the spring of 1787
    [Date]
  • those historic days
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:11
-
00:01:46
  Justices and Chancellors had reserved for them honorable with a capital "H." For Congressmen, it was honorable with a small "h." And all others were referred to as "the following respectable characters." Well, for this 100th Congress, I invoke special executive powers to declare that each of you must never be titled less than honorable with a capital "H." Incidentally, I'm delighted you are celebrating the 100th birthday of the Congress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.7
  • Gunning Fog
    11.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    379
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    35.52
  • Words Per Minute
    133.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Courts & Judiciary

    Entities

  • 100th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:46
-
00:02:39
  It's always a pleasure to congratulate someone with more birthdays than I've had. Now, there's a new face at this place of honor tonight. And please join me in warm congratulations to the Speaker of the House, Jim Wright. Mr. Speaker, you might recall a similar situation in your very first session of Congress 32 years ago.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.0
  • Gunning Fog
    8.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    9.5
  • ARI
    5.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    255
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    52.84
  • Words Per Minute
    64.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • 32 years ago
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Jim Wright
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:39
-
00:03:14
  Then, as now, the speakership had changed hands and another great son of Texas, Sam Rayburn -- "Mr. Sam" -- sat in your chair. I cannot find better words than those used by President Eisenhower that evening. He said, "We shall have much to do together; I am sure that we will get it done and that we shall do it in harmony and good will." Tonight I renew that pledge.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.4
  • Gunning Fog
    8.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    9.5
  • ARI
    5.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.31
  • Seconds
    34.84
  • Words Per Minute
    124

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Eisenhower
    [Person]
  • Sam Rayburn
    [Person]
  • Sam"
    [Person]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:14
-
00:03:45
  To you, Mr. Speaker, and to Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, who brings 34 years of distinguished service to the Congress, may I say: Though there are changes in the Congress, America's interests remain the same. And I am confident that, along with Republican leaders Bob Michel and Bob Dole, this Congress can make history.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.8
  • Gunning Fog
    10.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    259
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    30.96
  • Words Per Minute
    106.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 34 years
    [Date]
  • Republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Bob Dole
    [Person]
  • Bob Michel
    [Person]
  • Robert Byrd
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:45
-
00:04:05
  Six years ago I was here to ask the Congress to join me in America's new beginning. Well, the results are something of which we can all be proud. Our inflation rate is now the lowest in a quarter of a century. The prime interest rate has fallen from the 21 1/2 percent the month before we took office to 7 1/2 percent today.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.0
  • Gunning Fog
    9.6
  • Coleman Liau
    6.1
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    4.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    246
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.29
  • Seconds
    19.76
  • Words Per Minute
    200.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.65
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • a quarter of a century
    [Date]
  • Six years ago
    [Date]
  • the month
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • 7 1/2 percent
    [Percent]
  • the 21 1/2 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:05
-
00:04:46
  And those rates have triggered the most housing starts in 8 years. The unemployment rate -- still too high -- is the lowest in nearly 7 years, and our people have created nearly 13 million new jobs. Over 61 percent of everyone over the age of 16, male and female, is employed -- the highest percentage on record. Let's roll up our sleeves and go to work and put America's economic engine at full throttle.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    7.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    40.8
  • Words Per Minute
    105.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.54
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • nearly 13 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 8 years
    [Date]
  • nearly 7 years
    [Date]
  • the age of 16
    [Date]
  • Over 61 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:46
-
00:05:14
  We can also be heartened by our progress across the world. Most important, America is at peace tonight, and freedom is on the march. And we've done much these past years to restore our defenses, our alliances, and our leadership in the world. Our sons and daughters in the services once again wear their uniforms with pride.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.9
  • Gunning Fog
    9.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    7.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    259
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    28.24
  • Words Per Minute
    121.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • these past years
    [Date]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:05:14
-
00:05:36
  But though we've made much progress, I have one major regret: I took a risk with regard to our action in Iran. It did not work, and for that I assume full responsibility. The goals were worthy. I do not believe it was wrong to try to establish contacts with a country of strategic importance or to try to save lives.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.4
  • Gunning Fog
    8.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.1
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    248
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    21.84
  • Words Per Minute
    167.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.63
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Iran
    [Country, City, State]
Ronald Reagan
00:05:36
-
00:06:47
  And certainly it was not wrong to try to secure freedom for our citizens held in barbaric captivity. But we did not achieve what we wished, and serious mistakes were made in trying to do so. We will get to the bottom of this, and I will take whatever action is called for. But in debating the past, we must not deny ourselves the successes of the future.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    10.9
  • Coleman Liau
    8.4
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    6.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    71
  • Words Per Minute
    57.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society
Ronald Reagan
00:06:47
-
00:07:18
  Let it never be said of this generation of Americans that we became so obsessed with failure that we refused to take risks that could further the cause of peace and freedom in the world. Much is at stake here, and the Nation and the world are watching to see if we go forward together in the national interest or if we let partisanship weaken us.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.8
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    31.6
  • Words Per Minute
    125.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.05
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:07:18
-
00:07:53
  And let there be no mistake about American policy: We will not sit idly by if our interests or our friends in the Middle East are threatened, nor will we yield to terrorist blackmail. And now, ladies and gentlemen of the Congress, why don't we get to work? I am pleased to report that because of our efforts to rebuild the strength of America, the world is a safer place.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    11.6
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    34.64
  • Words Per Minute
    121.25

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Middle East
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:07:53
-
00:08:19
  Earlier this month I submitted a budget to defend America and maintain our momentum to make up for neglect in the last decade. Well, I ask you to vote out a defense and foreign affairs budget that says yes to protecting our country. While the world is safer, it is not safe. Since 1970 the Soviets have invested $500 billion more on their military forces than we have.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    10.9
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    6.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    287
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    26.56
  • Words Per Minute
    153.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1970
    [Date]
  • Earlier this month
    [Date]
  • the last decade
    [Date]
  • $500 billion
    [Money]
  • Soviets
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:08:19
-
00:08:49
  Even today, though nearly 1 in 3 Soviet families is without running hot water and the average family spends 2 hours a day shopping for the basic necessities of life, their government still found the resources to transfer $75 billion in weapons to client states in the past 5 years -- clients like Syria, Vietnam, Cuba, Libya, Angola, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and Nicaragua.

    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
    291
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7
  • Seconds
    29.68
  • Words Per Minute
    123.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.10
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • 3
    [Cardinal Number]
  • nearly 1
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Afghanistan
    [Country, City, State]
  • Angola
    [Country, City, State]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • Ethiopia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Libya
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • Syria
    [Country, City, State]
  • Vietnam
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past 5 years
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • $75 billion
    [Money]
  • Soviet
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 2 hours
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:08:49
-
00:09:18
  With 120,000 Soviet combat and military personnel and 15,000 military advisers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, can anyone still doubt their single-minded determination to expand their power? Despite this, the Congress cut my request for critical U.S. security assistance to free nations by 21 percent this year, and cut defense requests by $85 billion in the last 3 years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.5
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    288
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    29.24
  • Words Per Minute
    131.33

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • 120,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 15,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • U.S.
    [Country, City, State]
  • the last 3 years
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Africa
    [Location]
  • Asia
    [Location]
  • Latin America
    [Location]
  • $85 billion
    [Money]
  • Soviet
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • 21 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:09:18
-
00:09:35
  These assistance programs serve our national interests as well as mutual interests. And when the programs are devastated, American interests are harmed. My friends, it's my duty as President to say to you again tonight that there is no surer way to lose freedom than to lose our resolve. Today the brave people of Afghanistan are showing that resolve.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.8
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    17.04
  • Words Per Minute
    207.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Afghanistan
    [Country, City, State]
  • Today
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:09:35
-
00:10:49
  The Soviet Union says it wants a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan, yet it continues a brutal war and props up a regime whose days are clearly numbered. We are ready to support a political solution that guarantees the rapid withdrawal of all Soviet troops and genuine self-determination for the Afghan people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.8
  • 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
    256
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71
  • Seconds
    73.52
  • Words Per Minute
    42.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • Afghanistan
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Soviet Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • Afghan
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Soviet
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:49
-
00:11:10
  In Central America, too, the cause of freedom is being tested. And our resolve is being tested there as well. Here, especially, the world is watching to see how this nation responds. Today over 90 percent of the people of Latin America live in democracy. Democracy is on the march in Central and South America.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.6
  • Gunning Fog
    6.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    9.5
  • ARI
    5.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    245
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    20.6
  • Words Per Minute
    160.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Today
    [Date]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • Central and South America
    [Location]
  • Latin America
    [Location]
  • 90 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:11:10
-
00:11:38
  Communist Nicaragua is the odd man out -- suppressing the church, the press, and democratic dissent and promoting subversion in the region. We support diplomatic efforts, but these efforts can never succeed if the Sandinistas win their war against the Nicaraguan people. Our commitment to a Western Hemisphere safe from aggression did not occur by spontaneous generation on the day that we took office.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.1
  • 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
    331
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78
  • Seconds
    28.52
  • Words Per Minute
    132.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • the day
    [Date]
  • Western Hemisphere
    [Location]
  • Communist
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Nicaraguan
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Sandinistas
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • subversion
    [Product]
Ronald Reagan
00:11:38
-
00:12:10
  It began with the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 and continues our historic bipartisan American policy. Franklin Roosevelt said we "are determined to do everything possible to maintain peace on this hemisphere." President Truman was very blunt: "International communism seeks to crush and undermine and destroy the independence of the Americas.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.87
  • Seconds
    32.24
  • Words Per Minute
    98.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.10
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • 1823
    [Date]
  • Americas
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Franklin Roosevelt
    [Person]
  • Truman
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:12:10
-
00:13:36
  We cannot let that happen here." And John F. Kennedy made clear that "Communist domination in this hemisphere can never be negotiated." Some in this Congress may choose to depart from this historic commitment, but I will not. This year we celebrate the second century of our Constitution. The Sandinistas just signed theirs 2 weeks ago, and then suspended it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    9.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    6.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    86.12
  • Words Per Minute
    43.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • 2 weeks ago
    [Date]
  • the second century
    [Date]
  • This year
    [Date]
  • Communist
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Sandinistas
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • John F. Kennedy
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:13:36
-
00:13:56
  We won't know how my words tonight will be reported there for one simple reason: There is no free press in Nicaragua. Nicaraguan freedom fighters have never asked us to wage their battle, but I will fight any effort to shut off their lifeblood and consign them to death, defeat, or a life without freedom.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    244
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    19.2
  • Words Per Minute
    171.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.96
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicaraguan
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:13:56
-
00:14:48
  There must be no Soviet beachhead in Central America. You know, we Americans have always preferred dialog to conflict, and so, we always remain open to more constructive relations with the Soviet Union. But more responsible Soviet conduct around the world is a key element of the U.S.-Soviet agenda. Progress is also required on the other items of our agenda as well -- real respect for human rights and more open contacts between our societies and, of course, arms reduction.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.5
  • Gunning Fog
    9.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    383
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    52.36
  • Words Per Minute
    92.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • the Soviet Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Soviet
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:14:48
-
00:15:26
  In Iceland, last October, we had one moment of opportunity that the Soviets dashed because they sought to cripple our Strategic Defense Initiative, SDI. I wouldn't let them do it then; I won't let them do it now or in the future. This is the most positive and promising defense program we have undertaken.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    10.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    243
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    37.56
  • Words Per Minute
    86.26

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Iceland
    [Country, City, State]
  • last October
    [Date]
  • Soviets
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:15:26
-
00:16:02
  It's the path, for both sides, to a safer future -- a system that defends human life instead of threatening it. SDI will go forward. The United States has made serious, fair, and far-reaching proposals to the Soviet Union, and this is a moment of rare opportunity for arms reduction. But I will need, and American negotiators in Geneva will need, Congress' support.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    10.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    287
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    36.4
  • Words Per Minute
    103.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Geneva
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Soviet Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:16:02
-
00:16:42
  Enacting the Soviet negotiating position into American law would not be the way to win a good agreement. So, I must tell you in this Congress I will veto any effort that undercuts our national security and our negotiating leverage. Now, today, we also find ourselves engaged in expanding peaceful commerce across the world.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74
  • Seconds
    40
  • Words Per Minute
    81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Soviet
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:16:42
-
00:17:22
  We will work to expand our opportunities in international markets through the Uruguay round of trade negotiations and to complete an historic free trade arrangement between the world's two largest trading partners, Canada and the United States. Our basic trade policy remains the same: We remain opposed as ever to protectionism, because America's growth and future depend on trade.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8
  • Seconds
    40.52
  • Words Per Minute
    87.36

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Investing
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Uruguay
    [Country, City, State]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:22
-
00:17:43
  But we would insist on trade that is fair and free. We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies. Now, from foreign borders let us return to our own, because America in the world is only as strong as America at home. This 100th Congress has high responsibilities. I begin with a gentle reminder that many of these are simply the incomplete obligations of the past.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    7.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    9.5
  • ARI
    6.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    20.48
  • Words Per Minute
    205.08

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • This 100th Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:43
-
00:18:55
  The American people deserve to be impatient, because we do not yet have the public house in order. We've had great success in restoring our economic integrity, and we've rescued our nation from the worst economic mess since the Depression. But there's more to do. For starters, the Federal deficit is outrageous.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    251
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    72.24
  • Words Per Minute
    43.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.77
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • Depression
    [Event]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:18:55
-
00:19:25
  For years I've asked that we stop pushing onto our children the excesses of our government. And what the Congress finally needs to do is pass a constitutional amendment that mandates a balanced budget and forces government to live within its means. States, cities, and the families of America balance their budgets.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.8
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    258
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    29.56
  • Words Per Minute
    105.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.30
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • years
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:19:25
-
00:20:00
  Why can't we? Next, the budget process is a sorry spectacle. The missing of deadlines and the nightmare of monstrous continuing resolutions packing hundreds of billions of dollars of spending into one bill must be stopped. We ask the Congress once again: Give us the same tool that 43 Governors have -- a lineitem veto so we can carve out the boondoggles and pork, those items that would never survive on their own.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    331
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    35.52
  • Words Per Minute
    121.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.53
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • 43
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • hundreds of billions of dollars
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:20:00
-
00:20:42
  I will send the Congress broad recommendations on the budget, but first I'd like to see yours. Let's go to work and get this done together. But now let's talk about this year's budget. Even though I have submitted it within the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings deficit reduction target, I have seen suggestions that we might postpone that timetable.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.6
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    41.48
  • Words Per Minute
    83.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.39
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
    [Law]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • year's
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:20:42
-
00:21:15
  Well, I think the American people are tired of hearing the same old excuses. Together we made a commitment to balance the budget. Now let's keep it. As for those suggestions that the answer is higher taxes, the American people have repeatedly rejected that shop-worn advice. They know that we don't have deficits because people are taxed too little.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.8
  • Gunning Fog
    9.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    10.9
  • ARI
    6.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    33
  • Words Per Minute
    109.09

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.36
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:21:15
-
00:22:05
  We have deficits because big government spends too much. Now, next month I'll place two additional reforms before the Congress. We've created a welfare monster that is a shocking indictment of our sense of priorities. Our national welfare system consists of some 59 major programs and over 6,000 pages of Federal laws and regulations on which more than $132 billion was spent in 1985. I will propose a new national welfare strategy, a program of welfare reform through State-sponsored, community-based demonstration projects.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.8
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    417
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    50.24
  • Words Per Minute
    101.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.08
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • 59
    [Cardinal Number]
  • over 6,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1985
    [Date]
  • next month
    [Date]
  • more than $132 billion
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:22:05
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00:22:41
  This is the time to reform this outmoded social dinosaur and finally break the poverty trap. Now, we will never abandon those who, through no fault of their own, must have our help. But let us work to see how many can be freed from the dependency of welfare and made self-supporting, which the great majority of welfare recipients want more than anything else.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    36.48
  • Words Per Minute
    106.91

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy
Ronald Reagan
00:22:41
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00:23:13
  Next, let us remove a financial specter facing our older Americans: the fear of an illness so expensive that it can result in having to make an intolerable choice between bankruptcy and death. I will submit legislation shortly to help free the elderly from the fear of catastrophic illness. Now let's turn to the future.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    260
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    31.68
  • Words Per Minute
    104.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -14.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:23:13
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00:23:35
  It's widely said that America is losing her competitive edge. Well, that won't happen if we act now. How well prepared are we to enter the 21st century? In my lifetime, America set the standard for the world. It is now time to determine that we should enter the next century having achieved a level of excellence unsurpassed in history.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.2
  • Gunning Fog
    9.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    10.9
  • ARI
    5.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    266
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    21.84
  • Words Per Minute
    164.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 21st century
    [Date]
  • the next century
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:23:35
-
00:23:58
  We will achieve this, first, by guaranteeing that government does everything possible to promote America's ability to compete. Second, we must act as individuals in a quest for excellence that will not be measured by new proposals or billions in new funding. Rather, it involves an expenditure of American spirit and just plain American grit.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82
  • Seconds
    23.52
  • Words Per Minute
    140.31

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • billions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Second
    [Ordinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:23:58
-
00:24:33
  The Congress will soon receive my comprehensive proposals to enhance our competitiveness, including new science and technology centers and strong new funding for basic research. The bill will include legal and regulatory reforms and weapons to fight unfair trade practices. Competitiveness also means giving our farmers a shot at participating fairly and fully in a changing world market.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    327
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81
  • Seconds
    34.68
  • Words Per Minute
    100.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.10
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:24:33
-
00:25:03
  Preparing for the future must begin, as always, with our children. We need to set for them new and more rigorous goals. We must demand more of ourselves and our children by raising literacy levels dramatically by the year 2000. Our children should master the basic concepts of math and science, and let's insist that students not leave high school until they have studied and understood the basic documents of our national heritage.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    11.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    10.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    29.56
  • Words Per Minute
    148.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.41
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance
  • Jobs & Education/Education

    Entities

  • the year 2000
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:25:03
-
00:25:44
  There's one more thing we can't let up on: Let's redouble our personal efforts to provide for every child a safe and drug-free learning environment. If our crusade against drugs succeeds with our children, we will defeat that scourge all over the country. Finally, let's stop suppressing the spiritual core of our national being.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.8
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    265
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    41.48
  • Words Per Minute
    79.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.23
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Let's
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:25:44
-
00:26:30
  Our nation could not have been conceived without divine help. Why is it that we can build a nation with our prayers, but we can't use a schoolroom for voluntary prayer? The 100th Congress of the United States should be remembered as the one that ended the expulsion of God from America's classrooms. The quest for excellence into the 21st century begins in the schoolroom but must go next to the workplace.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    323
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    46.28
  • Words Per Minute
    93.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 21st century
    [Date]
  • 100th
    [Ordinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:26:30
-
00:26:53
  More than 20 million new jobs will be created before the new century unfolds, and by then, our economy should be able to provide a job for everyone who wants to work. We must also enable our workers to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of the workplace. And I will propose substantial, new Federal commitments keyed to retraining and job mobility.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    22.8
  • Words Per Minute
    163.16

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Jobs

    Entities

  • More than 20 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the new century
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:26:53
-
00:27:19
  Over the next few weeks, I'll be sending the Congress a complete series of these special messages -- on budget reform, welfare reform, competitiveness, including education, trade, worker training and assistance, agriculture, and other subjects. The Congress can give us these tools, but to make these tools work, it really comes down to just being our best.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61
  • Seconds
    26.04
  • Words Per Minute
    129.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the next few weeks
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:27:19
-
00:27:42
  And that is the core of American greatness. The responsibility of freedom presses us towards higher knowledge and, I believe, moral and spiritual greatness. Through lower taxes and smaller government, government has its ways of freeing people's spirits. But only we, each of us, can let the spirit soar against our own individual standards.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    9.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    9.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    22.36
  • Words Per Minute
    144.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:27:42
-
00:28:06
  Excellence is what makes freedom ring. And isn't that what we do best? We're entering our third century now, but it's wrong to judge our nation by its years. The calendar can't measure America because we were meant to be an endless experiment in freedom -- with no limit to our reaches, no boundaries to what we can do, no end point to our hopes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    9.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    6.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    269
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    24.4
  • Words Per Minute
    157.38

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Shopping/Apparel/Clothing Accessories

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • its years
    [Date]
  • our third century
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:28:06
-
00:28:27
  The United States Constitution is the impassioned and inspired vehicle by which we travel through history. It grew out of the most fundamental inspiration of our existence: that we are here to serve Him by living free -- that living free releases in us the noblest of impulses and the best of our abilities;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    249
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    21.24
  • Words Per Minute
    149.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    14.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • The United States Constitution
    [Country, City, State]
Ronald Reagan
00:28:27
-
00:28:52
  That we would use these gifts for good and generous purposes and would secure them not just for ourselves and for our children but for all mankind.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    13.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    120
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    27
  • Syllables
    39
  • Words Per Sentence
    27
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.3
  • Seconds
    24.92
  • Words Per Minute
    65.01

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.16

    Topics

  • Hobbies & Leisure/Special Occasions
  • Shopping/Gifts & Special Event Items/Gifts