William Howard Taft: State of the Union Written Message - December 7, 1909

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    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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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
William Howard Taft
The relations of the United States with all foreign governments have continued upon the normal basis of amity and good understanding, and are very generally satisfactory.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.8

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    143
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    26
  • Syllables
    53
  • Words Per Sentence
    26
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96

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  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
William Howard Taft
EUROPE. Pursuant to the provisions of the general treaty of arbitration concluded between the United States and Great Britain, April 4, 1908, a special agreement was entered into between the two countries on January 27, 1909, for the submission of questions relating to the fisheries on the North Atlantic Coast to a tribunal to be formed from members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    319
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Hague
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 4, 1908
    [Date]
  • January 27, 1909
    [Date]
  • EUROPE
    [Location]
  • the North Atlantic Coast
    [Location]
  • the Permanent Court of Arbitration
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
In accordance with the provisions of the special agreement the printed case of each Government was, on October 4 last, submitted to the other and to the Arbitral Tribunal at The Hague, and the counter case of the United States is now in course of preparation. The American rights under the fisheries article of the Treaty of 1818 have been a cause of difference between the United States and Great Britain for nearly seventy years.

    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
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    347
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • nearly seventy years
    [Date]
  • October 4 last
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Arbitral Tribunal at The Hague
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The interests involved are of great importance to the American fishing industry, and the final settlement of the controversy will remove a source of constant irritation and complaint. This is the first case involving such great international questions which has been submitted to the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • The Hague
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Permanent Court of Arbitration
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The treaty between the United States and Great Britain concerning the Canadian International boundary, concluded April 11, 1908, authorizes the appointment of two commissioners to define and mark accurately the international boundary line between the United States and the Dominion of Canada in the waters of the Passamaquoddy Bay, and provides for the exchange of briefs within the period of six months.

    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
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    332
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Reference
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 11, 1908
    [Date]
  • six months
    [Date]
  • the Passamaquoddy Bay
    [Location]
  • Canadian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Dominion of Canada
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The briefs were duly presented within the prescribed period, but as the commissioners failed to agree within six months after the exchange of the printed statements, as required by the treaty, it has now become necessary to resort to the arbitration provided for in the article. The International Fisheries Commission appointed pursuant to and under the authority of the Convention of April 11, 1908, between the United States and Great Britain, has completed a system of uniform and common international regulations for the protection and preservation of the food fishes in international boundary waters of the United States and Canada.

    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
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    524
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    178
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 11, 1908
    [Date]
  • six months
    [Date]
  • The International Fisheries Commission
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The regulations will be duly submitted to Congress with a view to the enactment of such legislation as will be necessary under the convention to put them into operation. The Convention providing for the settlement of international differences between the United States and Canada, including the apportionment between the two countries of certain of the boundary waters and the appointment of commissioners to adjust certain other questions, signed on the 11th day of January, 1909, and to the ratification of which the Senate gave its advice and consent on March 3, 1909, has not yet been ratified on the part of Great Britain.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    506
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    103
  • Syllables
    167
  • Words Per Sentence
    103
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • March 3, 1909
    [Date]
  • the 11th day of January, 1909
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
Commissioners have been appointed on the part of the United States to act jointly with Commissioners on the part of Canada in examining into the question of obstructions in the St. John River between Maine and New Brunswick, and to make recommendations for the regulation of the uses thereof, and are now engaged in this work.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    267
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • Maine
    [Country, City, State]
  • New Brunswick
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the St. John River
    [Location]
  • Commissioners
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
Negotiations for an international conference to consider and reach an arrangement providing for the preservation and protection of the fur seals in the North Pacific are in progress with the Governments of Great Britain, Japan, and Russia. The attitude of the Governments interested leads me to hope for a satisfactory settlement of this question as the ultimate outcome of the negotiations.

    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
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    327
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the North Pacific
    [Location]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
  • the Governments of Great Britain
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The Second Peace Conference recently held at The Hague adopted a convention for the establishment of an International Prize Court upon the joint proposal of delegations of the United States, France, Germany and Great Britain. The law to be observed by the Tribunal in the decision of prize cases was, however, left in an uncertain and therefore unsatisfactory state.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    302
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Hague
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Second Peace Conference
    [Event]
  • International Prize Court
    [Organization]
  • Tribunal
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
Article 7 of the Convention provided that the Court was to be governed by the provisions of treaties existing between the belligerents, but that "in the absence of such provisions, the court shall apply the rules of international law. If no generally recognized rule exists, the court shall give judgment in accordance with the general principles of justice and equity." As, however, many questions in international maritime law are understood differently and therefore interpreted differently in various countries, it was deemed advisable not to intrust legislative powers to the proposed court, but to determine the rules of law properly applicable in a Conference of the representative maritime nations.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    594
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    110
  • Syllables
    207
  • Words Per Sentence
    110
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Article 7 of the Convention
    [Law]
William Howard Taft
Pursuant to an invitation of Great Britain a conference was held at London from December 2, 1908, to February 26, 1909, in which the following Powers participated: the United States, Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Spain. The conference resulted in the Declaration of London, unanimously agreed to and signed by the participating Powers, concerning among other matters, the highly important subjects of blockade, contraband, the destruction of neutral prizes, and continuous voyages.

    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
    432
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    149
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Austria-Hungary
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Italy
    [Country, City, State]
  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • London
    [Country, City, State]
  • Netherlands
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • December 2, 1908
    [Date]
  • February 26, 1909
    [Date]
  • Powers
    [Organization]
  • the Declaration of London
    [Title]
William Howard Taft
The declaration of London is an eminently satisfactory codification of the international maritime law, and it is hoped that its reasonableness and fairness will secure its general adoption, as well as remove one of the difficulties standing in the way of the establishment of an International Prize Court.

    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
    255
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    48
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    48
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • London
    [Country, City, State]
  • an International Prize Court
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
Under the authority given in the sundry civil appropriation act, approved March 4, 1909, the United States was represented at the International Conference on Maritime Law at Brussels. The Conference met on the 28th of September last and resulted in the signature ad referendum of a convention for the unification of certain regulations with regard to maritime assistance and salvage and a convention for the unification of certain rules with regard to collisions at sea.

    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
    384
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Brussels
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • March 4, 1909
    [Date]
  • the 28th of September
    [Date]
  • the International Conference on Maritime Law
    [Event]
William Howard Taft
Two new projects of conventions which have not heretofore been considered in a diplomatic conference, namely, one concerning the limitation of the responsibility of shipowners, and the other concerning marine mortgages and privileges, have been submitted by the Conference to the different governments. The Conference adjourned to meet again on April 11, 1910. The International Conference for the purpose of promoting uniform legislation concerning letters of exchange, which was called by the Government of the Netherlands to meet at The Hague in September, 1909, has been postponed to meet at that capital in June, 1910. The United States will be appropriately represented in this Conference under the provision therefor already made by Congress.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    610
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    113
  • Syllables
    217
  • Words Per Sentence
    113
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Netherlands
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Hague
    [Country, City, State]
  • The United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • April 11, 1910
    [Date]
  • June, 1910
    [Date]
  • September, 1909
    [Date]
  • Conference
    [Event]
  • The International Conference
    [Event]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The cordial invitation of Belgium to be represented by a fitting display of American progress in the useful arts and inventions at the World's Fair to be held at Brussels in 1910 remains to be acted upon by the Congress. Mindful of the advantages to accrue to our artisans and producers in competition with their Continental rivals, I renew the recommendation heretofore made that provision be made for acceptance of the invitation and adequate representation in the Exposition.

    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
    393
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • Belgium
    [Country, City, State]
  • Brussels
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1910
    [Date]
  • the World's Fair
    [Event]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Continental
    [Organization]
  • Exposition
    [Product]
William Howard Taft
The question arising out of the Belgian annexation of the Independent State of the Congo, which has so long and earnestly preoccupied the attention of this Government and enlisted the sympathy of our best citizens, is still open, but in a more hopeful stage. This Government was among the foremost in the great work of uplifting the uncivilized regions of Africa and urging the extension of the benefits of civilization, education, and fruitful open commerce to that vast domain, and is a party to treaty engagements of all the interested powers designed to carry out that great duty to humanity.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    489
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    171
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    19.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Africa
    [Location]
  • Belgian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Independent State of the Congo
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The way to better the original and adventitious conditions, so burdensome to the natives and so destructive to their development, has been pointed out, by observation and experience, not alone of American representatives, but by cumulative evidence from all quarters and by the investigations of Belgian Agents.

    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
    259
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.34
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • all quarters
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Belgian Agents
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The announced programmes of reforms, striking at many of the evils known to exist, are an augury of better things. The attitude of the United States is one of benevolent encouragement, coupled with a hopeful trust that the good work, responsibly undertaken and zealously perfected to the accomplishment of the results so ardently desired, will soon justify the wisdom that inspires them and satisfy the demands of humane sentiment throughout the world.

    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
    374
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    24.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
William Howard Taft
A convention between the United States and Germany, under which the nonworking provisions of the German patent law are made inapplicable to the patents of American citizens, was concluded on February 23, 1909, and is now in force. Negotiations for similar conventions looking to the placing of American inventors on the same footing as nationals have recently been initiated with other European governments whose laws require the local working of foreign patents.

    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
    380
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    1.00

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • February 23, 1909
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • German
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William Howard Taft
Under an appropriation made at the last session of the Congress, a commission was sent on American cruisers to Monrovia to investigate the interests of the United States and its citizens in Liberia. Upon its arrival at Monrovia the commission was enthusiastically received, and during its stay in Liberia was everywhere met with the heartiest expressions of good will for the American Government and people and the hope was repeatedly expressed on all sides that this Government might see its way clear to do something to relieve the critical position of the Republic arising in a measure from external as well as internal and financial embarrassments.

    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
    543
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    106
  • Syllables
    190
  • Words Per Sentence
    106
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Liberia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Monrovia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the American Government
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The Liberian Government afforded every facility to the Commission for ascertaining the true state of affairs. The Commission also had conferences with representative citizens, interested foreigners and the representatives of foreign governments in Monrovia. Visits were made to various parts of the Republic and to the neighboring British colony of Sierra Leone, where the Commission was received by and conferred with the Governor.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    365
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.05

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • Monrovia
    [Country, City, State]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Commission
    [Organization]
  • Sierra Leone
    [Organization]
  • The Liberian Government
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
It will be remembered that the interest of the United States in the Republic of Liberia springs from the historical fact of the foundation of the Republic by the colonization of American citizens of the African race. In an early treaty with Liberia there is a provision under which the United States may be called upon for advice or assistance.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.3
  • 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
    283
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Liberia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Liberia springs
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • African
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William Howard Taft
Pursuant to this provision and in the spirit of the moral relationship of the United States to Liberia, that Republic last year asked this Government to lend assistance in the solution of certain of their national problems, and hence the Commission was sent. The report of our commissioners has just been completed and is now under examination by the Department of State.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • 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
    306
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Liberia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • the Department of State
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
It is hoped that there may result some helpful measures, in which case it may be my duty again to invite your attention to this subject. The Norwegian Government, by a note addressed on January 26, 1909, to the Department of State, conveyed an invitation to the Government of the United States to take part in a conference which it is understood will be held in February or March, 1910, for the purpose of devising means to remedy existing conditions in the Spitzbergen Islands.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    376
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • February
    [Date]
  • January 26, 1909
    [Date]
  • March, 1910
    [Date]
  • the Spitzbergen Islands
    [Location]
  • the Department of State
    [Organization]
  • the Government of the United States
    [Organization]
  • The Norwegian Government
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
This invitation was conveyed under the reservation that the question of altering the status of the islands as countries belonging to no particular State, and as equally open to the citizens and subjects of all States, should not be raised. The European Powers invited to this Conference by the Government of Norway were Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Sweden and the Netherlands.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    332
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Travel

    Entities

  • Belgium
    [Country, City, State]
  • Denmark
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Netherlands
    [Country, City, State]
  • Norway
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sweden
    [Country, City, State]
  • Conference
    [Event]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • The European Powers
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The Department of State, in view of proofs filed with it in 1906, showing the American possession, occupation, and working of certain coal-bearing lands in Spitzbergen, accepted the invitation under the reservation above stated, and under the further reservation that all interests in those islands already vested should be protected and that there should be equality of opportunity for the future.

    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
    326
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Spitzbergen
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1906
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • The Department of State
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
It was further pointed out that membership in the Conference on the part of the United States was qualified by the consideration that this Government would not become a signatory to any conventional arrangement concluded by the European members of the Conference which would imply contributory participation by the United States in any obligation or responsibility for the enforcement of any scheme of administration which might be devised by the Conference for the islands.

    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
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    400
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Header
THE NEAR EAST.

    Grade Level Score

  • Gunning Fog
    1.2
  • Coleman Liau
    5.7
  • SMOG
    3.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    0.1
  • Sprache
    1.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    0.1
  • Sprache
    1.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    11
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    3
  • Syllables
    3
  • Words Per Sentence
    3
  • Syllables Per Word
    1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • EAST
    [Location]
William Howard Taft
His Majesty Mehmed V, Sultan of Turkey, recently sent to this country a special embassy to announce his accession. The quick transition of the Government of the Ottoman Empire from one of retrograde tendencies to a constitutional government with a Parliament and with progressive modern policies of reform and public improvement is one of the important phenomena of our times.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Ottoman Empire
    [Country, City, State]
  • Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
  • Parliament
    [Organization]
  • Majesty Mehmed V
    [Title]
William Howard Taft
Constitutional government seems also to have made further advance in Persia. These events have turned the eyes of the world upon the Near East. In that quarter the prestige of the United States has spread widely through the peaceful influence of American schools, universities and missionaries. There is every reason why we should obtain a greater share of the commerce of the Near East since the conditions are more favorable now than ever before.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.3
  • Gunning Fog
    11.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    370
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.40
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • that quarter
    [Date]
  • Persia
    [Infrastructure]
  • the Near East
    [Location]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Header
LATIN AMERICA.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    0.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    1.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    1.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    12
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    2
  • Syllables
    6
  • Words Per Sentence
    2
  • Syllables Per Word
    3

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • LATIN AMERICA
    [Location]
William Howard Taft
One of the happiest events in recent Pan-American diplomacy was the pacific, independent settlement by the Governments of Bolivia and Peru of a boundary difference between them, which for some weeks threatened to cause war and even to entrain embitterments affecting other republics less directly concerned.

    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
    258
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.87

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Reference
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Peru
    [Country, City, State]
  • some weeks
    [Date]
  • Pan-American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Governments of Bolivia
    [Person]
William Howard Taft
From various quarters, directly or indirectly concerned, the intermediation of the United States was sought to assist in a solution of the controversy. Desiring at all times to abstain from any undue mingling in the affairs of sister republics and having faith in the ability of the Governments of Peru and Bolivia themselves to settle their differences in a manner satisfactory to themselves which, viewed with magnanimity, would assuage all embitterment, this Government steadily abstained from being drawn into the controversy and was much gratified to find its confidence justified by events.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    498
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    164
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Entities

  • Bolivia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • various quarters
    [Date]
  • the Governments of Peru
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
On the 9th of July next there will open at Buenos Aires the Fourth Pan-American Conference. This conference will have a special meaning to the hearts of all Americans, because around its date are clustered the anniversaries of the independence of so many of the American republics. It is not necessary for me to remind the Congress of the political, social and commercial importance of these gatherings.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • 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
    330
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Entities

  • Buenos
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 9th of July
    [Date]
  • Pan-American Conference
    [Event]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Fourth
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Congress of the political
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
You are asked to make liberal appropriation for our participation. If this be granted, it is my purpose to appoint a distinguished and representative delegation, qualified fittingly to represent this country and to deal with the problems of intercontinental interest which will there be discussed. The Argentine Republic will also hold from May to November, 1910, at Buenos Aires, a great International Agricultural Exhibition in which the United States has been invited to participate.

    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
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    401
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Buenos
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Argentine Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • May to November, 1910
    [Date]
  • Aires
    [Infrastructure]
William Howard Taft
Considering the rapid growth of the trade of the United States with the Argentine Republic and the cordial relations existing between the two nations, together with the fact that it provides an opportunity to show deference to a sister republic on the occasion of the celebration of its national independence, the proper Departments of this Government are taking steps to apprise the interests concerned of the opportunity afforded by this Exhibition, in which appropriate participation by this country is so desirable.

    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
    9.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    435
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    152
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Argentine Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
William Howard Taft
The designation of an official representative is also receiving consideration. To-day, more than ever before, American capital is seeking investment in foreign countries, and American products are more and more generally seeking foreign markets. As a consequence, in all countries there are American citizens and American interests to be protected, on occasion, by their Government.

    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
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    318
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William Howard Taft
These movements of men, of capital, and of commodities bring peoples and governments closer together and so form bonds of peace and mutual dependency, as they must also naturally sometimes make passing points of friction. The resultant situation inevitably imposes upon this Government vastly increased responsibilities.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    46
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    46
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01
William Howard Taft
This Administration, through the Department of State and the foreign service, is lending all proper support to legitimate and beneficial American enterprises in foreign countries, the degree of such support being measured by the national advantages to be expected. A citizen himself can not by contract or otherwise divest himself of the right, nor can this Government escape the obligation, of his protection in his personal and property rights when these are unjustly infringed in a foreign country.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    417
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Department of State
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
To avoid ceaseless vexations it is proper that in considering whether American enterprise should be encouraged or supported in a particular country, the Government should give full weight not only to the national, as opposed to the individual benefits to accrue, but also to the fact whether or not the Government of the country in question is in its administration and in its diplomacy faithful to the principles of moderation, equity and justice upon which alone depend international credit, in diplomacy as well as in finance.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    438
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.06

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Government
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The Pan-American policy of this Government has long been fixed in its principles and remains unchanged. With the changed circumstances of the United States and of the Republics to the south of us, most of which have great natural resources, stable government and progressive ideals, the apprehension which gave rise to the Monroe Doctrine may be said to have nearly disappeared, and neither the doctrine as it exists nor any other doctrine of American policy should be permitted to operate for the perpetuation of irresponsible government, the escape of just obligations, or the insidious allegation of dominating ambitions on the part of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    544
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    106
  • Syllables
    187
  • Words Per Sentence
    106
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Republics
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Monroe Doctrine
    [Law]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Pan-American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William Howard Taft
Beside the fundamental doctrines of our Pan-American policy there have grown up a realization of political interests, community of institutions and ideals, and a flourishing commerce. All these bonds will be greatly strengthened as time goes on and increased facilities, such as the great bank soon to be established in Latin America, supply the means for building up the colossal intercontinental commerce of the future.

    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
    350
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Latin America
    [Location]
  • Pan-American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William Howard Taft
My meeting with President Diaz and the greeting exchanged on both American and Mexican soil served, I hope, to signalize the close and cordial relations which so well bind together this Republic and the great Republic immediately to the south, between which there is so vast a network of material interests.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.73
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • the great Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Diaz
    [Person]
William Howard Taft
I am happy to say that all but one of the cases which for so long vexed our relations with Venezuela have been settled within the past few months and that, under the enlightened regime now directing the Government of Venezuela, provision has been made for arbitration of the remaining case before The Hague Tribunal.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    259
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Venezuela
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past few months
    [Date]
  • The Hague Tribunal
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
On July 30, 1909, the Government of Panama agreed, after considerable negotiation, to indemnify the relatives of the American officers and sailors who were brutally treated, one of them having, indeed, been killed by the Panaman police this year. The sincere desire of the Government of Panama to do away with a situation where such an accident could occur is manifest in the recent request in compliance with which this Government has lent the services of an officer of the Army to be employed by the Government of Panama as Instructor of Police.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    440
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    93
  • Syllables
    160
  • Words Per Sentence
    93
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Panama
    [Country, City, State]
  • July 30, 1909
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Panaman
    [Person]
William Howard Taft
The sanitary improvements and public works undertaken in Cuba prior to the present administration of that Government, in the success of which the United States is interested under the treaty, are reported to be making good progress and since the Congress provided for the continuance of the reciprocal commercial arrangement between Cuba and the United States assurance has been received that no negotiations injuriously affecting the situation will be undertaken without consultation.

    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
    9.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    411
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.13
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
The collection of the customs of the Dominican Republic through the general receiver of customs appointed by the President of the United States in accordance with the convention of February 8, 1907, has proceeded in an uneventful and satisfactory manner. The customs receipts have decreased owing to disturbed political and economic conditions and to a very natural curtailment of imports in view of the anticipated revision of the Dominican tariff schedule.

    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
    379
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the Dominican Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • February 8, 1907
    [Date]
  • Dominican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
William Howard Taft
The payments to the fiscal agency fund for the service of the bonded debt of the Republic, as provided by the convention, have been regularly and promptly made, and satisfactory progress has been made in carrying out the provisions of the convention looking towards the completion of the adjustment of the debt and the acquirement by the Dominican Government of certain concessions and monopolies which have been a burden to the commerce of the country.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    375
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.11
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the Dominican Government
    [Organization]
William Howard Taft
In short, the receivership has demonstrated its ability, even under unfavorable economic and political conditions, to do the work for which it was intended. This Government was obliged to intervene diplomatically to bring about arbitration or settlement of the claim of the Emery Company against Nicaragua, which it had long before been agreed should be arbitrated.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    304
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.98

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • Nicaragua
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Emery Company
    [Organization]