Ronald Reagan: State of the Union Address - January 25, 1988

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    22,620
  • Sentences
    236
  • Words
    4,896
  • Syllables
    7,622
  • Words Per Sentence
    4,896
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    2,580
  • Words Per Minute
    113.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    1.00
  • AFINN
    348.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.00

    Topics

  • Reference
  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government
Ronald Reagan
00:00:00
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00:00:34
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, and distinguished Members of the House and Senate: When we first met here 7 years ago-many of us for the first time -- it was with the hope of beginning something new for America. We meet here tonight in this historic Chamber to continue that work. If anyone expects just a proud recitation of the accomplishments of my administration, I say let's leave that to history;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.7
  • Gunning Fog
    10.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    6.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    315
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    34.92
  • Words Per Minute
    120.27

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • 7 years ago
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Chamber
    [Organization]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:00:34
-
00:00:36
  We're not finished yet.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.7
  • Gunning Fog
    11.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    1.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    1.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    1.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    18
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    4
  • Syllables
    8
  • Words Per Sentence
    4
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    2.04
  • Words Per Minute
    117.65
Ronald Reagan
00:00:36
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00:01:15
  So, my message to you tonight is put on your work shoes; we're still on the job. History records the power of the ideas that brought us here those 7 years ago-ideas like the individual's right to reach as far and as high as his or her talents will permit; the free market as an engine of economic progress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.8
  • Gunning Fog
    14.0
  • Coleman Liau
    7.7
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    239
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    82
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    38.16
  • Words Per Minute
    94.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Shopping/Apparel/Footwear

    Entities

  • those 7 years ago
    [Date]
  • individual's
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:15
-
00:01:41
  And as an ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu, said: "Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish; do not overdo it." Well, these ideas were part of a larger notion, a vision, if you will, of America herself -- an America not only rich in opportunity for the individual but an America, too, of strong families and vibrant neighborhoods;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    26.04
  • Words Per Minute
    145.16

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Chinese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Lao-tzu
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:41
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00:02:01
  An America whose divergent but harmonizing communities were a reflection of a deeper community of values: the value of work, of family, of religion, and of the love of freedom that God places in each of us and whose defense He has entrusted in a special way to this nation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • 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
    219
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    82
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    20.36
  • Words Per Minute
    147.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:01
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00:02:29
  All of this was made possible by an idea I spoke of when Mr. Gorbachev was here-the belief that the most exciting revolution ever known to humankind began with three simple words: "We the People," the revolutionary notion that the people grant government its rights, and not the other way around. And there's one lesson that has come home powerfully to me, which I would offer to you now.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    28.16
  • Words Per Minute
    153.41

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • Reference/Humanities/History

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Gorbachev
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:29
-
00:03:12
  Just as those who created this Republic pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, so, too, America's leaders today must pledge to each other that we will keep foremost in our hearts and minds not what is best for ourselves or for our party but what is best for America. In the spirit of Jefferson, let us affirm that in this Chamber tonight there are no Republicans, no Democrats -- just Americans.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43
  • Seconds
    43.12
  • Words Per Minute
    105.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Jefferson
    [Country, City, State]
  • today
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Democrats
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Republicans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:12
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00:03:35
  Yes, we will have our differences, but let us always remember what unites us far outweighs whatever divides us. Those who sent us here to serve them -- the millions of Americans watching and listening tonight-expect this of us. Let's prove to them and to ourselves that democracy works even in an election year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    249
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    22.4
  • Words Per Minute
    144.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.21
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • an election year
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:35
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00:04:06
  We've done this before. And as we have worked together to bring down spending, tax rates, and inflation, employment has climbed to record heights; America has created more jobs and better, higher paying jobs; family income has risen for 4 straight years, and America's poor climbed out of poverty at the fastest rate in more than 10 years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • 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
    268
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    31.56
  • Words Per Minute
    110.27

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • 4 straight years
    [Date]
  • more than 10 years
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:06
-
00:04:36
  Our record is not just the longest peacetime expansion in history but an economic and social revolution of hope based on work, incentives, growth, and opportunity; a revolution of compassion that led to private sector initiatives and a 77-percent increase in charitable giving; a revolution that at a critical moment in world history reclaimed and restored the American dream.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    309
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.87
  • Seconds
    29.8
  • Words Per Minute
    120.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • Reference/Humanities/History

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:36
-
00:05:04
  In international relations, too, there's only one description for what, together, we have achieved: a complete turnabout, a revolution. Seven years ago, America was weak, and freedom everywhere was under siege. Today America is strong, and democracy is everywhere on the move. From Central America to East Asia, ideas like free markets and democratic reforms and human rights are taking hold.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.8
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82
  • Seconds
    28.36
  • Words Per Minute
    129.06

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • there's only one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Seven years ago
    [Date]
  • Central America
    [Location]
  • East Asia
    [Location]
Ronald Reagan
00:05:04
-
00:06:04
  We've replaced "Blame America" with "Look up to America." We've rebuilt our defenses. And of all our accomplishments, none can give us more satisfaction than knowing that our young people are again proud to wear our country's uniform. And in a few moments, I'm going to talk about three developments -- arms reduction, the Strategic Defense Initiative, and the global democratic revolution -- that, when taken together, offer a chance none of us would have dared imagine 7 years ago, a chance to rid the world of the two great nightmares of the postwar era.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • 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
    455
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    157
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    59.56
  • Words Per Minute
    96.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • 7 years ago
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:06:04
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00:06:37
  I speak of the startling hope of giving our children a future free of both totalitarianism and nuclear terror. Tonight, then, we're strong, prosperous, at peace, and we are free. This is the state of our Union. And if we will work together this year, I believe we can give a future President and a future Congress the chance to make that prosperity, that peace, that freedom not just the state of our Union but the state of our world.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.6
  • Gunning Fog
    10.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    342
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    33.2
  • Words Per Minute
    144.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    18.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • this year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:06:37
-
00:07:11
  Toward this end, we have four basic objectives tonight. First, steps we can take this year to keep our economy strong and growing, to give our children a future of low inflation and full employment. Second, let's check our progress in attacking social problems, where important gains have been made, but which still need critical attention.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.2
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    34.04
  • Words Per Minute
    98.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.21
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:07:11
-
00:07:39
  I mean schools that work, economic independence for the poor, restoring respect for family life and family values. Our third objective tonight is global: continuing the exciting economic and democratic revolutions we've seen around the world. Fourth and finally, our nation has remained at peace for nearly a decade and a half, as we move toward our goals of world prosperity and world freedom.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    322
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    27.8
  • Words Per Minute
    138.13

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education/Primary & Secondary Schooling (K-12)

    Entities

  • nearly a decade and a half
    [Date]
  • Fourth
    [Ordinal Number]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:07:39
-
00:08:14
  We must protect that peace and deter war by making sure the next President inherits what you and I have a moral obligation to give that President: a national security that is unassailable and a national defense that takes full advantage of new technology and is fully funded. This is a full agenda. It's meant to be.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.5
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    255
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    34.6
  • Words Per Minute
    98.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Ronald Reagan
00:08:14
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00:08:42
  You see, my thinking on the next year is quite simple: Let's make this the best of 8. And that means it's all out -- right to the finish line. I don't buy the idea that this is the last year of anything, because we're not talking here tonight about registering temporary gains but ways of making permanent our successes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.9
  • Gunning Fog
    11.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    8.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.6
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.6
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    248
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    28.28
  • Words Per Minute
    125.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • 8
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the last year
    [Date]
  • the next year
    [Date]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:08:42
-
00:09:11
  And that's why our focus is the values, the principles, and ideas that made America great. Let's be clear on this point. We're for limited government, because we understand, as the Founding Fathers did, that it is the best way of ensuring personal liberty and empowering the individual so that every American of every race and region shares fully in the flowering of American prosperity and freedom.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    322
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    29.28
  • Words Per Minute
    137.3

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:09:11
-
00:09:35
  One other thing we Americans like -- the future -- like the sound of it, the idea of it, the hope of it. Where others fear trade and economic growth, we see opportunities for creating new wealth and undreamed-of opportunities for millions in our own land and beyond. Where others seek to throw up barriers, we seek to bring them down.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.6
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    24.04
  • Words Per Minute
    149.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:09:35
-
00:10:04
  Where others take counsel of their fears, we follow our hopes. Yes, we Americans like the future and like making the most of it. Let's do that now. And let's begin by discussing how to maintain economic growth by controlling and eventually eliminating the problem of Federal deficits. We have had a balanced budget only eight times in the last 57 years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.1
  • Gunning Fog
    8.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    6.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    29.12
  • Words Per Minute
    127.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • only eight
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the last 57 years
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:04
-
00:10:33
  For the first time in 14 years, the Federal Government spent less in real terms last year than the year before. We took $73 billion off last year's deficit compared to the year before. The deficit itself has moved from 6.3 percent of the gross national product to only 3.4 percent. And perhaps the most important sign of progress has been the change in our view of deficits.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.8
  • Gunning Fog
    10.3
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    7.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    28.44
  • Words Per Minute
    143.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.56
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • 14 years
    [Date]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • the year before
    [Date]
  • $73 billion
    [Money]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
  • 6.3 percent
    [Percent]
  • only 3.4 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:33
-
00:11:01
  You know, a few of us can remember when, not too many years ago, those who created the deficits said they would make us prosperous and not to worry about the debt, because we owe it to ourselves. Well, at last there is agreement that we can't spend ourselves rich. Our recent budget agreement, designed to reduce Federal deficits by $76 billion over the next 2 years, builds on this consensus.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    14.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    28
  • Words Per Minute
    152.14

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • many years ago
    [Date]
  • the next 2 years
    [Date]
  • $76 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:11:01
-
00:11:44
  But this agreement must be adhered to without slipping into the errors of the past: more broken promises and more unchecked spending. As I indicated in my first State of the Union, what ails us can be simply put: The Federal Government is too big, and it spends too much money. I can assure you, the bipartisan leadership of Congress, of my help in fighting off any attempt to bust our budget agreement.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    322
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    43.44
  • Words Per Minute
    100.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • The Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:11:44
-
00:12:09
  And this includes the swift and certain use of the veto power. Now, it's also time for some plain talk about the most immediate obstacle to controlling Federal deficits. The simple but frustrating problem of making expenses match revenues -- something American families do and the Federal Government can't -- has caused crisis after crisis in this city.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    24.92
  • Words Per Minute
    134.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.97
  • AFINN
    -9.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.10

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:12:09
-
00:13:01
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, I will say to you tonight what I have said before and will continue to say: The budget process has broken down; it needs a drastic overhaul. With each ensuing year, the spectacle before the American people is the same as it was this Christmas: budget deadlines delayed or missed completely, monstrous continuing resolutions that pack hundreds of billions of dollars worth of spending into one bill, and a Federal Government on the brink of default.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    385
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    52.28
  • Words Per Minute
    91.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.65
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Christmas
    [Date]
  • each ensuing year
    [Date]
  • hundreds of billions of dollars
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:13:01
-
00:13:25
  I know I'm echoing what you here in the Congress have said, because you suffered so directly. But let's recall that in 7 years, of 91 appropriations bills scheduled to arrive on my desk by a certain date, only 10 made it on time. Last year, of the 13 appropriations bills due by October 1st, none of them made it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    10.0
  • Coleman Liau
    7.4
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    7.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    236
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    78
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.28
  • Seconds
    23.36
  • Words Per Minute
    154.11

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.14
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • 13
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 91
    [Cardinal Number]
  • only 10
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 7 years
    [Date]
  • Last year
    [Date]
  • October 1st
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:13:25
-
00:14:46
  Instead, we had four continuing resolutions lasting 41 days, then 36 days, and 2 days, and 3 days, respectively. And then, along came these behemoths. This is the conference report -- 1,053 pages, report weighing 14 pounds. Then this -- a reconciliation bill 6 months late that was 1,186 pages long, weighing 15 pounds.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.8
  • Gunning Fog
    9.8
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    5.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    229
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    74
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.28
  • Seconds
    80.8
  • Words Per Minute
    40.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.34
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • 1,053
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1,186
    [Cardinal Number]
  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 2 days
    [Date]
  • 3 days
    [Date]
  • 36 days
    [Date]
  • 41 days
    [Date]
  • 6 months late
    [Date]
  • 14 pounds
    [Quantity]
  • 15 pounds
    [Quantity]
Ronald Reagan
00:14:46
-
00:16:26
  And the long-term continuing resolution -- this one was 2 months late, and it's 1,057 pages long, weighing 14 pounds. That was a total of 43 pounds of paper and ink. You had 3 hours -- yes, 3 hours -- to consider each, and it took 300 people at my Office of Management and Budget just to read the bill so the Government wouldn't shut down.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    10.5
  • Coleman Liau
    6.2
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    7.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    243
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    77
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.17
  • Seconds
    99.96
  • Words Per Minute
    39.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Beauty & Fitness

    Entities

  • 1,057
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 300
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 2 months late
    [Date]
  • Office of Management and Budget
    [Organization]
  • 14 pounds
    [Quantity]
  • 43 pounds
    [Quantity]
  • 3 hours
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:16:26
-
00:17:05
  Congress shouldn't send another one of these. No, and if you do, I will not sign it. Let's change all this. Instead of a Presidential budget that gets discarded and a congressional budget resolution that is not enforced, why not a simple partnership, a joint agreement that sets out the spending priorities within the available revenues?

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.8
  • Gunning Fog
    12.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    272
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61
  • Seconds
    39.44
  • Words Per Minute
    85.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.20
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • News
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:05
-
00:17:47
  And let's remember our deadline is October 1st, not Christmas. Let's get the people's work done in time to avoid a footrace with Santa Claus. And, yes, this year -- to coin a phrase -- a new beginning: 13 individual bills, on time and fully reviewed by Congress. I'm also certain you join me in saying: Let's help ensure our future of prosperity by giving the President a tool that, though I will not get to use it, is one I know future Presidents of either party must have.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.2
  • Gunning Fog
    11.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    362
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    41.92
  • Words Per Minute
    124.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief
  • Hobbies & Leisure/Special Occasions/Holidays & Seasonal Events

    Entities

  • 13
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Christmas
    [Date]
  • October 1st
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Santa Claus
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:47
-
00:18:23
  Give the President the same authority that 43 Governors use in their States: the right to reach into massive appropriation bills, pare away the waste, and enforce budget discipline. Let's approve the line-item veto. And let's take a partial step in this direction. Most of you in this Chamber didn't know what was in this catchall bill and report.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.2
  • Gunning Fog
    8.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    7.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43
  • Seconds
    36.32
  • Words Per Minute
    99.12

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.34
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 43
    [Cardinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:18:23
-
00:18:59
  Over the past few weeks, we've all learned what was tucked away behind a little comma here and there. For example, there's millions for items such as cranberry research, blueberry research, the study of crawfish, and the commercialization of wildflowers. And that's not to mention the five or so million [$.5 million] that -- so that people from developing nations could come here to watch Congress at work. I won't even touch that. So, tonight I offer you this challenge.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.2
  • Gunning Fog
    9.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    7.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    371
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    36.16
  • Words Per Minute
    132.74

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • five or so million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the past few weeks
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:18:59
-
00:19:35
  In 30 days I will send back to you those items as rescissions, which if I had the authority to line them out I would do so. Now, review this multibillion-dollar package that will not undercut our bipartisan budget agreement. As a matter of fact, if adopted, it will improve our deficit reduction goals. And what an example we can set, that we're serious about getting our financial accounts in order.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    35.24
  • Words Per Minute
    122.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • 30 days
    [Date]
  • multibillion-dollar
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:19:35
-
00:20:01
  By acting and approving this plan, you have the opportunity to override a congressional process that is out of control. There is another vital reform. Yes, Gramm-Rudman-Hollings has been profoundly helpful, but let us take its goal of a balanced budget and make it permanent. Let us do now what so many States do to hold down spending and what 32 State legislatures have asked us to do.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    11.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    26.8
  • Words Per Minute
    156.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 32
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
    [Law]
  • State
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:20:01
-
00:20:38
  Let us heed the wishes of an overwhelming plurality of Americans and pass a constitutional amendment that mandates a balanced budget and forces the Federal Government to live within its means. Reform of the budget process -- including the line-item veto and balanced budget amendment -- will, together with real restraint on government spending, prevent the Federal budget from ever again ravaging the family budget.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86
  • Seconds
    36.48
  • Words Per Minute
    105.26

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.18
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:20:38
-
00:21:10
  Let's ensure that the Federal Government never again legislates against the family and the home. Last September I signed an Executive order on the family requiring that every department and agency review its activities in light of seven standards designed to promote and not harm the family. But let us make certain that the family is always at the center of the public policy process not just in this administration but in all future administrations.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    373
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    31.96
  • Words Per Minute
    140.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • seven
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Last September
    [Date]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:21:10
-
00:21:44
  It's time for Congress to consider, at the beginning, a statement of the impact that legislation will have on the basic unit of American society, the family. And speaking of the family, let's turn to a matter on the mind of every American parent tonight: education. We all know the sorry story of the sixties and seventies-soaring spending, plummeting test scores-and that hopeful trend of the eighties, when we replaced an obsession with dollars with a commitment to quality, and test scores started back up.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • 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
    410
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    141
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    34.2
  • Words Per Minute
    152.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • seventies
    [Date]
  • the eighties
    [Date]
  • the sixties
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:21:44
-
00:22:23
  There's a lesson here that we all should write on the blackboard a hundred times: In a child's education, money can never take the place of basics like discipline, hard work, and, yes, homework. As a nation we do, of course, spend heavily on education -- more than we spend on defense. Yet across our country, Governors like New Jersey's Tom Kean are giving classroom demonstrations that how we spend is as important as how much we spend.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    344
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43
  • Seconds
    38.84
  • Words Per Minute
    118.95

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education

    Entities

  • hundred
    [Cardinal Number]
  • child's
    [Country, City, State]
  • Tom Kean
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:22:23
-
00:22:44
  Opening up the teaching profession to all qualified candidates, merit pay -- so that good teachers get A's as well as apples -- and stronger curriculum, as Secretary Bennett has proposed for high schools -- these imaginative reforms are making common sense the most popular new kid in America's schools. How can we help?

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • 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
    255
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71
  • Seconds
    21.2
  • Words Per Minute
    144.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.17
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education

    Entities

  • Bennett
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:22:44
-
00:23:24
  Well, we can talk about and push for these reforms. But the most important thing we can do is to reaffirm that control of our schools belongs to the States, local communities and, most of all, to the parents and teachers. My friends, some years ago, the Federal Government declared war on poverty, and poverty won. Today the Federal Government has 59 major welfare programs and spends more than $100 billion a year on them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    10.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    332
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    40.08
  • Words Per Minute
    112.28

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.43
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 59
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • some years ago
    [Date]
  • Today
    [Date]
  • more than $100 billion
    [Money]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:23:24
-
00:23:47
  What has all this money done? Well, too often it has only made poverty harder to escape. Federal welfare programs have created a massive social problem. With the best of intentions, government created a poverty trap that wreaks havoc on the very support system the poor need most to lift themselves out of poverty: the family.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    22.36
  • Words Per Minute
    150.27

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society
Ronald Reagan
00:23:47
-
00:24:09
  Dependency has become the one enduring heirloom, passed from one generation to the next, of too many fragmented families. It is time -- this may be the most radical thing I've said in 7 years in this office -- it's time for Washington to show a little humility. There are a thousand sparks of genius in 50 States and a thousand communities around the Nation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    13.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    22.88
  • Words Per Minute
    165.21

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • 50
    [Cardinal Number]
  • a thousand
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • 7 years
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:24:09
-
00:24:42
  It is time to nurture them and see which ones can catch fire and become guiding lights. States have begun to show us the way. They've demonstrated that successful welfare programs can be built around more effective child support enforcement practices and innovative programs requiring welfare recipients to work or prepare for work.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    32.72
  • Words Per Minute
    97.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society
Ronald Reagan
00:24:42
-
00:25:02
  Let us give the States more flexibility and encourage more reforms. Let's start making our welfare system the first rung on America's ladder of opportunity, a boost up from dependency, not a graveyard but a birthplace of hope. And now let me turn to three other matters vital to family values and the quality of family life.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    20.24
  • Words Per Minute
    168.97

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:25:02
-
00:25:46
  The first is an untold American success story. Recently, we released our annual survey of what graduating high school seniors have to say about drugs. Cocaine use is declining, and marijuana use was the lowest since surveying began. We can be proud that our students are just saying no to drugs. But let us remember what this menace requires: commitment from every part of America and every single American, a commitment to a drugfree America.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    12.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    360
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75
  • Seconds
    43.6
  • Words Per Minute
    103.21

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:25:46
-
00:26:46
  The war against drugs is a war of individual battles, a crusade with many heroes, including America's young people and also someone very special to me. She has helped so many of our young people to say no to drugs. Nancy, much credit belongs to you, and I want to express to you your husband's pride and your country's thanks.'. Surprised you, didn't I? Well, now we come to a family issue that we must have the courage to confront.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    7.9
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    4.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    336
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    60.16
  • Words Per Minute
    80.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Nancy
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:26:46
-
00:27:26
  Tonight, I call America -- a good nation, a moral people -- to charitable but realistic consideration of the terrible cost of abortion on demand. To those who say this violates a woman's right to control of her own body: Can they deny that now medical evidence confirms the unborn child is a living human being entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7
  • Seconds
    39.76
  • Words Per Minute
    95.07

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.16
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:27:26
-
00:27:46
  Let us unite as a nation and protect the unborn with legislation that would stop all Federal funding for abortion and with a human life amendment making, of course, an exception where the unborn child threatens the life of the mother. Our Judeo-Christian tradition recognizes the right of taking a life in self-defense.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.1
  • 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
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    20.44
  • Words Per Minute
    161.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.30
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Judeo-Christian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:27:46
-
00:28:06
  But with that one exception, let us look to those others in our land who cry out for children to adopt. I pledge to you tonight I will work to remove barriers to adoption and extend full sharing in family life to millions of Americans so that children who need homes can be welcomed to families who want them and love them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    259
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    20.04
  • Words Per Minute
    185.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:28:06
-
00:28:42
  And let me add here: So many of our greatest statesmen have reminded us that spiritual values alone are essential to our nation's health and vigor. The Congress opens its proceedings each day, as does the Supreme Court, with an acknowledgment of the Supreme Being. Yet we are denied the right to set aside in our schools a moment each day for those who wish to pray.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    12.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    10.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    35.72
  • Words Per Minute
    112.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • each day
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Supreme Court
    [Organization]