Theodore Roosevelt: State of the Union Written Message - December 8, 1908

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  • Law & Government/Government
Theodore Roosevelt
To the Senate and House of Representatives:

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    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Header
FINANCES.

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Theodore Roosevelt
The financial standing of the Nation at the present time is excellent, and the financial management of the Nation's interests by the Government during the last seven years has shown the most satisfactory results. But our currency system is imperfect, and it is earnestly to be hoped that the Currency Commission will be able to propose a thoroughly good system which will do away with the existing defects.

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    1.65

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  • Finance

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  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • the last seven years
    [Date]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • the Currency Commission
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
During the period from July 1, 1901, to September 30, 1908, there was an increase in the amount of money in circulation of $902,991,399. The increase in the per capita during this period was $7.06. Within this time there were several occasions when it was necessary for the Treasury Department to come to the relief of the money market by purchases or redemptions of United States bonds;

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    10.7
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    9.6

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  • Dale Chall
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  • Dale Chall
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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46

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  • VADER
    0.44
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    4.00
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    0.12

    Entities

  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • July 1, 1901
    [Date]
  • September 30, 1908
    [Date]
  • 7.06
    [Money]
  • 902,991,399
    [Money]
  • the Treasury Department
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
By increasing deposits in national banks; by stimulating additional issues of national bank notes, and by facilitating importations from abroad of gold.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.6
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    4.1

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  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

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    1
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    22
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    45
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    22
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.05

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    Topics

  • Finance/Banking
Theodore Roosevelt
Our imperfect currency system has made these proceedings necessary, and they were effective until the monetary disturbance in the fall of 1907 immensely increased the difficulty of ordinary methods of relief. By the middle of November the available working balance in the Treasury had been reduced to approximately $5,000,000. Clearing house associations throughout the country had been obliged to resort to the expedient of issuing clearing house certificates, to be used as money.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    18.5
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.6
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    5.0

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    7.6
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    5.0

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    3
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
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  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

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  • VADER
    0.10
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    0.07

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  • Finance/Investing/Currencies & Foreign Exchange

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  • 1907
    [Date]
  • the middle of November
    [Date]
  • approximately $5,000,000
    [Money]
  • Clearing house
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
In this emergency it was determined to invite subscriptions for $50,000,000 Panama Canal bonds, and $100,000,000 three per cent certificates of indebtedness authorized by the act of June 13, 1898. It was proposed to re-deposit in the national banks the proceeds of these issues, and to permit their use as a basis for additional circulating notes of national banks.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    9.2
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.5
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    5.0

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    5.0

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    64
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    1.47

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    0.02
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    0.01

    Entities

  • the act of June 13, 1898
    [Date]
  • Panama Canal
    [Infrastructure]
  • $100,000,000 three per cent
    [Money]
  • 50,000,000
    [Money]
Theodore Roosevelt
The moral effect of this procedure was so great that it was necessary to issue only $24,631,980 of the Panama Canal bonds and $15,436,500 of the certificates of indebtedness. During the period from July 1, 1901, to September 30, 1908, the balance between the net ordinary receipts and the net ordinary expenses of the Government showed a surplus in the four years 1902, 1903, 1906 and 1907, and a deficit in the years 1904, 1905, 1908 and a fractional part of the fiscal year 1909. The net result was a surplus of $99,283,413.54. The financial operations of the Government during this period, based upon these differences between receipts and expenditures, resulted in a net reduction of the interest-bearing debt of the United States from $987,141,040 to $897,253,990, notwithstanding that there had been two sales of Panama Canal bonds amounting in the aggregate to $54,631,980, and an issue of three per cent certificates of indebtedness under the act of June 13, 1998, amounting to $15,436,500. Refunding operations of the Treasury Department under the act of March 14, 1900, resulted in the conversion into two per cent consols of 1930 of $200,309,400 bonds bearing higher rates of interest.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    7.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.5
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    5.0

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    213
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    1.36

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    0.03
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    0.01

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  • two
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  • the United States
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  • 1930
    [Date]
  • July 1, 1901
    [Date]
  • March 14, 1900
    [Date]
  • September 30, 1908
    [Date]
  • the act of June 13, 1998
    [Date]
  • the fiscal year 1909
    [Date]
  • the four years 1902, 1903, 1906 and 1907
    [Date]
  • the years 1904, 1905, 1908
    [Date]
  • Panama Canal
    [Infrastructure]
  • 15,436,500
    [Money]
  • 200,309,400
    [Money]
  • 54,631,980
    [Money]
  • 897,253,990
    [Money]
  • 987,141,040
    [Money]
  • 99,283,413.54
    [Money]
  • only $24,631,980
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  • three per cent
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  • two per cent
    [Money]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • the Treasury Department
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
A decrease of $8,687,956 in the annual interest charge resulted from these operations. In short, during the seven years and three months there has been a net surplus of nearly one hundred millions of receipts over expenditures, a reduction of the interest-bearing debt by ninety millions, in spite of the extraordinary expense of the Panama Canal, and a saving of nearly nine millions on the annual interest charge.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    11.7
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.8
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.8
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  • Finance

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  • nearly nine millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • nearly one hundred millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • ninety millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • the seven years and three months
    [Date]
  • the Panama Canal
    [Infrastructure]
  • 8,687,956
    [Money]
Theodore Roosevelt
This is an exceedingly satisfactory showing, especially in view of the fact that during this period the Nation has never hesitated to undertake any expenditure that it regarded as necessary. There have been no new taxes and no increase of taxes; on the contrary, some taxes have been taken off; there has been a reduction of taxation.

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    5.0

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    0.11
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    0.03
Theodore Roosevelt
CORPORATIONS. As regards the great corporations engaged in interstate business, and especially the railroad, I can only repeat what I have already again and again said in my messages to the Congress, I believe that under the interstate clause of the Constitution the United States has complete and paramount right to control all agencies of interstate commerce, and I believe that the National Government alone can exercise this right with wisdom and effectiveness so as both to secure justice from, and to do justice to, the great corporations which are the most important factors in modern business.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.1
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.1
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    5.0

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  • VADER
    0.23
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
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    -0.02

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  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
I believe that it is worse than folly to attempt to prohibit all combinations as is done by the Sherman anti-trust law, because such a law can be enforced only imperfectly and unequally, and its enforcement works almost as much hardship as good. I strongly advocate that instead of an unwise effort to prohibit all combinations there shall be substituted a law which shall expressly permit combinations which are in the interest of the public, but shall at the same time give to some agency of the National Government full power of control and supervision over them.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    1.59

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    0.06
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  • Sherman
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
One of the chief features of this control should be securing entire publicity in all matters which the public has a right to know, and furthermore, the power, not by judicial but by executive action, to prevent or put a stop to every form of improper favoritism or other wrongdoing. The railways of the country should be put completely under the Interstate Commerce Commission and removed from the domain of the anti-trust law.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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  • Sentences
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    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

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  • VADER
    0.69
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

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  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Interstate Commerce Commission
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
The power of the Commission should be made thoroughgoing, so that it could exercise complete supervision and control over the issue of securities as well as over the raising and lowering of rates. As regards rates, at least, this power should be summary. The power to investigate the financial operations and accounts of the railways has been one of the most valuable features in recent legislation.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    15.5
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    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
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    116
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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

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  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Finance
Theodore Roosevelt
Power to make combinations and traffic agreements should be explicitly conferred upon the railroads, the permission of the Commission being first gained and the combination or agreement being published in all its details. In the interest of the public the representatives of the public should have complete power to see that the railroads do their duty by the public, and as a matter of course this power should also be exercised so as to see that no injustice is done to the railroads.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Commission
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
The shareholders, the employees and the shippers all have interests that must be guarded. It is to the interest of all of them that no swindling stock speculation should be allowed, and that there should be no improper issuance of securities. The guiding intelligences necessary for the successful building and successful management of railroads should receive ample remuneration;

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.8

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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.8

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    318
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
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    103
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    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.91
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
Theodore Roosevelt
But no man should be allowed to make money in connection with railroads out of fraudulent over-capitalization and kindred stock-gambling performances; there must be no defrauding of investors, oppression of the farmers and business men who ship freight, or callous disregard of the rights and needs of the employees.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    262
  • Sentences
    1
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    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

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  • VADER
    -0.61
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
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    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
Theodore Roosevelt
In addition to this the interests of the shareholders, of the employees, and of the shippers should all be guarded as against one another. To give any one of them undue and improper consideration is to do injustice to the others. Rates must be made as low as is compatible with giving proper returns to all the employees of the railroad, from the highest to the lowest, and proper returns to the shareholders;

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    330
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    109
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    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
Theodore Roosevelt
But they must not, for instance, be reduced in such fashion as to necessitate a cut in the wages of the employees or the abolition of the proper and legitimate profits of honest shareholders.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    155
  • Sentences
    1
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    34
  • Syllables
    56
  • Words Per Sentence
    34
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.79
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02
Theodore Roosevelt
Telegraph and telephone companies engaged in interstate business should be put under the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission. It is very earnestly to be wished that our people, through their representatives, should act in this matter. It is hard to say whether most damage to the country at large would come from entire failure on the part of the public to supervise and control the actions of the great corporations, or from the exercise of the necessary governmental power in a way which would do injustice and wrong to the corporations.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    457
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.13
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the Interstate Commerce Commission
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Both the preachers of an unrestricted individualism, and the preachers of an oppression which would deny to able men of business the just reward of their initiative and business sagacity, are advocating policies that would be fraught with the gravest harm to the whole country. To permit every lawless capitalist, every law-defying corporation, to take any action, no matter how iniquitous, in the effort to secure an improper profit and to build up privilege, would be ruinous to the Republic and would mark the abandonment of the effort to secure in the industrial world the spirit of democratic fair dealing.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    502
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    101
  • Syllables
    170
  • Words Per Sentence
    101
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.81
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09
Theodore Roosevelt
On the other hand, to attack these wrongs in that spirit of demagogy which can see wrong only when committed by the man of wealth, and is dumb and blind in the presence of wrong committed against men of property or by men of no property, is exactly as evil as corruptly to defend the wrongdoing of men of wealth.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    249
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    82
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment
Theodore Roosevelt
The war we wage must be waged against misconduct, against wrongdoing wherever it is found; and we must stand heartily for the rights of every decent man, whether he be a man of great wealth or a man who earns his livelihood as a wage-worker or a tiller of the soil. It is to the interest of all of us that there should be a premium put upon individual initiative and individual capacity, and an ample reward for the great directing intelligences alone competent to manage the great business operations of to-day.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    413
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    150
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.58
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy/Work & Labor Issues

    Entities

  • to-day
    [Date]
Theodore Roosevelt
It is well to keep in mind that exactly as the anarchist is the worst enemy of liberty and the reactionary the worst enemy of order, so the men who defend the rights of property have most to fear from the wrongdoers of great wealth, and the men who are championing popular rights have most to fear from the demagogues who in the name of popular rights would do wrong to and oppress honest business men, honest men of wealth;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • 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
    341
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.05
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
Theodore Roosevelt
For the success of either type of wrongdoer necessarily invites a violent reaction against the cause the wrongdoer nominally upholds.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    113
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    20
  • Syllables
    38
  • Words Per Sentence
    20
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.95

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.65
  • AFINN
    -11.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06
Theodore Roosevelt
In point of danger to the Nation there is nothing to choose between on the one hand the corruptionist, the bribe-giver, the bribe-taker, the man who employs his great talent to swindle his fellow-citizens on a large scale, and, on the other hand, the preacher of class hatred, the man who, whether from ignorance or from willingness to sacrifice his country to his ambition, persuades well-meaning but wrong-headed men to try to destroy the instruments upon which our prosperity mainly rests.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    397
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    130
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01
Theodore Roosevelt
Let each group of men beware of and guard against the shortcomings to which that group is itself most liable. Too often we see the business community in a spirit of unhealthy class consciousness deplore the effort to hold to account under the law the wealthy men who in their management of great corporations, whether railroads, street railways, or other industrial enterprises, have behaved in a way that revolts the conscience of the plain, decent people.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    375
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01
Theodore Roosevelt
Such an attitude can not be condemned too severely, for men of property should recognize that they jeopardize the rights of property when they fail heartily to join in the effort to do away with the abuses of wealth. On the other hand, those who advocate proper control on behalf of the public, through the State, of these great corporations, and of the wealth engaged on a giant scale in business operations, must ever keep in mind that unless they do scrupulous justice to the corporation, unless they permit ample profit, and cordially encourage capable men of business so long as they act with honesty, they are striking at the root of our national well-being;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    538
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    116
  • Syllables
    185
  • Words Per Sentence
    116
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.83
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
For in the long run, under the mere pressure of material distress, the people as a whole would probably go back to the reign of an unrestricted individualism rather than submit to a control by the State so drastic and so foolish, conceived in a spirit of such unreasonable and narrow hostility to wealth, as to prevent business operations from being profitable, and therefore to bring ruin upon the entire business community, and ultimately upon the entire body of citizens.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    388
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
The opposition to Government control of these great corporations makes its most effective effort in the shape of an appeal to the old doctrine of State's rights. Of course there are many sincere men who now believe in unrestricted individualism in business, just as there were formerly many sincere men who believed in slavery -- that is, in the unrestricted right of an individual to own another individual.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • News/Politics
Theodore Roosevelt
These men do not by themselves have great weight, however. The effective fight against adequate Government control and supervision of individual, and especially of corporate, wealth engaged in interstate business is chiefly done under cover; and especially under cover of an appeal to State's rights. It is not at all infrequent to read in the same speech a denunciation of predatory wealth fostered by special privilege and defiant of both the public welfare and law of the land, and a denunciation of centralization in the Central Government of the power to deal with this centralized and organized wealth.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    502
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    98
  • Syllables
    176
  • Words Per Sentence
    98
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • the Central Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Of course the policy set forth in such twin denunciations amounts to absolutely nothing, for the first half is nullified by the second half. The chief reason, among the many sound and compelling reasons, that led to the formation of the National Government was the absolute need that the Union, and not the several States, should deal with interstate and foreign commerce;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    304
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the first half
    [Date]
  • the second half
    [Date]
  • the National Government
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
And the power to deal with interstate commerce was granted absolutely and plenarily to the Central Government and was exercised completely as regards the only instruments of interstate commerce known in those days -- the waterways, the highroads, as well as the partnerships of individuals who then conducted all of what business there was.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • those days
    [Date]
  • the Central Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Interstate commerce is now chiefly conducted by railroads; and the great corporation has supplanted the mass of small partnerships or individuals. The proposal to make the National Government supreme over, and therefore to give it complete control over, the railroads and other instruments of interstate commerce is merely a proposal to carry out to the letter one of the prime purposes, if not the prime purpose, for which the Constitution was rounded.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    375
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
Theodore Roosevelt
It does not represent centralization. It represents merely the acknowledgment of the patent fact that centralization has already come in business. If this irresponsible outside business power is to be controlled in the interest of the general public it can only be controlled in one way -- by giving adequate power of control to the one sovereignty capable of exercising such power -- the National Government.

    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
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    337
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.53
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the National Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Forty or fifty separate state governments can not exercise that power over corporations doing business in most or all of them; first, because they absolutely lack the authority to deal with interstate business in any form; and second, because of the inevitable conflict of authority sure to arise in the effort to enforce different kinds of state regulation, often inconsistent with one another and sometimes oppressive in themselves.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    361
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Forty or fifty
    [Cardinal Number]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
Theodore Roosevelt
Such divided authority can not regulate commerce with wisdom and effect. The Central Government is the only power which, without oppression, can nevertheless thoroughly and adequately control and supervise the large corporations. To abandon the effort for National control means to abandon the effort for all adequate control and yet to render likely continual bursts of action by State legislatures, which can not achieve the purpose sought for, but which can do a great deal of damage to the corporation without conferring any real benefit on the public.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    462
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    162
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.02
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • National
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • The Central Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
I believe that the more farsighted corporations are themselves coming to recognize the unwisdom of the violent hostility they have displayed during the last few years to regulation and control by the National Government of combinations engaged in interstate business. The truth is that we who believe in this movement of asserting and exercising a genuine control, in the public interest, over these great corporations have to contend against two sets of enemies, who, though nominally opposed to one another, are really allies in preventing a proper solution of the problem.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    478
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    172
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.83
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the last few years
    [Date]
  • the National Government of combinations engaged
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
There are, first, the big corporation men, and the extreme individualists among business men, who genuinely believe in utterly unregulated business that is, in the reign of plutocracy; and, second, the men who, being blind to the economic movements of the day, believe in a movement of repression rather than of regulation of corporations, and who denounce both the power of the railroads and the exercise of the Federal power which alone can really control the railroads.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    384
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the day
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
Theodore Roosevelt
Those who believe in efficient national control, on the other hand, do not in the least object to combinations; do not in the least object to concentration in business administration. On the contrary, they favor both, with the all important proviso that there shall be such publicity about their workings, and such thoroughgoing control over them, as to insure their being in the interest, and not against the interest, of the general public.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    359
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    16.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05
Theodore Roosevelt
We do not object to the concentration of wealth and administration; but we do believe in the distribution of the wealth in profits to the real owners, and in securing to the public the full benefit of the concentrated administration. We believe that with concentration in administration there can come both be advantage of a larger ownership and of a more equitable distribution of profits, and at the same time a better service to the commonwealth.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    369
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.23
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Finance
Theodore Roosevelt
We believe that the administration should be for the benefit of the many; and that greed and rascality, practiced on a large scale, should be punished as relentlessly as if practiced on a small scale. We do not for a moment believe that the problem will be solved by any short and easy method. The solution will come only by pressing various concurrent remedies.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
Theodore Roosevelt
Some of these remedies must lie outside the domain of all government. Some must lie outside the domain of the Federal Government. But there is legislation which the Federal Government alone can enact and which is absolutely vital in order to secure the attainment of our purpose. Many laws are needed. There should be regulation by the National Government of the great interstate corporations, including a simple method of account keeping, publicity, supervision of the issue securities, abolition of rebates, and of special privileges.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    443
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    162
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59

    Entities

  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
  • the National Government of the great interstate corporations
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
There should be short time franchises for all corporations engaged in public business; including the corporations which get power from water rights. There should be National as well as State guardianship of mines and forests. The labor legislation hereinafter referred to should concurrently be enacted into law.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
To accomplish this, means of course a certain increase in the use of -- not the creation of -- power, by the Central Government. The power already exists; it does not have to be created; the only question is whether it shall be used or left idle -- and meanwhile the corporations over which the power ought to be exercised will not remain idle.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    269
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the Central Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Let those who object to this increase in the use of the only power available, the national power, be frank, and admit openly that they propose to abandon any effort to control the great business corporations and to exercise supervision over the accumulation and distribution of wealth; for such supervision and control can only come through this particular kind of increase of power.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.88
  • AFINN
    -9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
Theodore Roosevelt
We no more believe in that empiricism which demand, absolutely unrestrained individualism than we do in that empiricism which clamors for a deadening socialism which would destroy all individual initiative and would ruin the country with a completeness that not even an unrestrained individualism itself could achieve.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.42
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Sciences
  • Reference
Theodore Roosevelt
The danger to American democracy lies not in the least in the concentration of administrative power in responsible and accountable hands. It lies in having the power insufficiently concentrated, so that no one can be held responsible to the people for its use. Concentrated power is palpable, visible, responsible, easily reached, quickly held to account.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.71
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Theodore Roosevelt
Power scattered through many administrators, many legislators, many men who work behind and through legislators and administrators, is impalpable, is unseen, is irresponsible, can not be reached, can not be held to account. Democracy is in peril wherever the administration of political power is scattered among a variety of men who work in secret, whose very names are unknown to the common people.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    327
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.41
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • News/Politics
Theodore Roosevelt
It is not in peril from any man who derives authority from the people, who exercises it in sight of the people, and who is from time to time compelled to give an account of its exercise to the people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    7.5
  • 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
    158
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    40
  • Syllables
    59
  • Words Per Sentence
    40
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.62
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01