Martin Van Buren: State of the Union Written Message - December 3, 1838

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  • Law & Government/Government
Martin Van Buren
Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives:

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  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
I congratulate you on the favorable circumstances in the condition of our country under which you reassemble for the performance of your official duties. Though the anticipations of an abundant harvest have not everywhere been realized, yet on the whole the labors of the husbandman are rewarded with a bountiful return;

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Martin Van Buren
Industry prospers in its various channels of business and enterprise; general health again prevails through our vast diversity of climate; nothing threatens from abroad the continuance of external peace; nor has anything at home impaired the strength of those fraternal and domestic ties which constitute the only guaranty to the success and permanency of our happy Union, and which, formed in the hour of peril, have hitherto been honorably sustained through every vicissitude in our national affairs.

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    Entities

  • the hour
    [Time]
Martin Van Buren
These blessings, which evince the care and beneficence of Providence, call for our devout and fervent gratitude. We have not less reason to be grateful for other bounties bestowed by the same munificent hand, and more exclusively our own. The present year closes the first half century of our Federal institutions, and our system, differing from all others in the acknowledged practical and unlimited operation which it has for so long a period given to the sovereignty of the people, has now been fully tested by experience.

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    Entities

  • the first half century
    [Date]
  • The present year
    [Date]
Martin Van Buren
The Constitution devised by our forefathers as the framework and bond of that system, then untried, has become a settled form of government; not only preserving and protecting the great principles upon which it was rounded, but wonderfully promoting individual happiness and private interests. Though subject to change and entire revocation whenever deemed inadequate to all these purposes, yet such is the wisdom of its construction and so stable has been the public sentiment that it remains unaltered except in matters of detail comparatively unimportant.

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  • Constitution
    [Law]
Martin Van Buren
It has proved amply sufficient for the various emergencies incident to our condition as a nation. A formidable foreign war; agitating collisions between domestic, and in some respects rival, sovereignties; temptations to interfere in the intestine commotions of neighboring countries; the dangerous influences that arise in periods of excessive prosperity, and the antirepublican tendencies of associated wealth -- these, with other trials not less formidable, have all been encountered, and thus far successfully resisted.

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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    9.6
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    5.0

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Martin Van Buren
It was reserved for the American Union to test the advantages of a government entirely dependent on the continual exercise of the popular will, and our experience has shown that it is as beneficent in practice as it is just in theory. Each successive change made in our local institutions has contributed to extend the right of suffrage, has increased the direct influence of the mass of the community, given greater freedom to individual exertion, and restricted more and more the powers of Government;

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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.3
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    5.0

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    7.3
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  • the American Union
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
Yet the intelligence, prudence, and patriotism of the people have kept pace with this augmented responsibility.

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Martin Van Buren
In no country has education been so widely diffused. Domestic peace has nowhere so largely reigned. The close bonds of social intercourse have in no instance prevailed with such harmony over a space so vast. All forms of religion have united for the first time to diffuse charity and piety, because for the first time in the history of nations all have been totally untrammeled and absolutely free.

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    9.6
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    14.4
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    12.0
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    9.7

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
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    5.0

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    0.90
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    4.00
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    0.06

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  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

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  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Martin Van Buren
The deepest recesses of the wilderness have been penetrated; yet instead of the rudeness in the social condition consequent upon such adventures elsewhere, numerous communities have sprung up, already unrivaled in prosperity, general intelligence, internal tranquillity, and the wisdom of their political institutions.

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    0.85
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    0.10
Martin Van Buren
Internal improvement, the fruit of individual enterprise, fostered by the protection of the States, has added new links to the Confederation and fresh rewards to provident industry. Doubtful questions of domestic policy have been quietly settled by mutual forbearance, and agriculture, commerce, and manufactures minister to each other.

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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
    8.4
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
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    5.0

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    0.72
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    0.15

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  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

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  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Confederation
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
Taxation and public debt, the burdens which bear so heavily upon all other countries, have pressed with comparative lightness upon us. Without one entangling alliance, our friendship is prized by every nation, and the rights of our citizens are everywhere respected, because they are known to be guarded by a united, sensitive, and watchful people.

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    18.3
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
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    5.0

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    6.2
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    5.0

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  • VADER
    0.80
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    1.00
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    0.06

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  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

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  • one
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Martin Van Buren
To this practical operation of our institutions, so evident and successful, we owe that increased attachment to them which is among the most cheering exhibitions of popular sentiment and will prove their best security in time to come against foreign or domestic assault. This review of the results of our institutions for half a century, without exciting a spirit of vain exultation, should serve to impress upon us the great principles from which they have sprung -- constant and direct supervision by the people over every public measure.

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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
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    5.0

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    0.09
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    Entities

  • half a century
    [Date]
Martin Van Buren
Strict forbearance on the part of the Government from exercising any doubtful or disputed powers, and a cautious abstinence from all interference with concerns which properly belong and are best left to State regulations and individual enterprise. Full information of the state of our foreign affairs having been recently on different occasions submitted to Congress, I deem it necessary now to bring to your notice only such events as have subsequently occurred or are of such importance as to require particular attention.

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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.4
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
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    5.0

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    -0.01
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  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The most amicable dispositions continue to be exhibited by all the nations with whom the Government and citizens of the United States have an habitual intercourse. At the date of my last annual message Mexico was the only nation which could not be included in so gratifying a reference to our foreign relations.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    5.0

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  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
I am happy to be now able to inform you that an advance has been made toward the adjustment of our differences with that Republic and the restoration of the customary good feeling between the two nations. This important change has been effected by conciliatory negotiations that have resulted in the conclusion of a treaty between the two Governments, which, when ratified, will refer to the arbitrament of a friendly power all the subjects of controversy between us growing out of injuries to individuals.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
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    5.0

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    0.93
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    10.00
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    0.08
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    0.03

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  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • us
    [Country, City, State]
  • two
    [Quantity]
Martin Van Buren
There is at present also reason to believe that an equitable settlement of all disputed points will be attained without further difficulty or unnecessary delay, and thus authorize the free resumption of diplomatic intercourse with our sister Republic. With respect to the northeastern boundary of the United States, no official correspondence between this Government and that of Great Britain has passed since that communicated to Congress toward the close of their last session.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    403
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    2
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    73
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    135
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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

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  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The offer to negotiate a convention for the appointment of a joint commission of survey and exploration I am, however, assured will be met by Her Majesty's Government in a conciliatory and friendly spirit, and instructions to enable the British minister here to conclude such an arrangement will be transmitted to him without needless delay.

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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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    282
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
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    97
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    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Martin Van Buren
It is hoped and expected that these instructions will be of a liberal character, and that this negotiation, if successful, will prove to be an important step toward the satisfactory and final adjustment of the controversy. I had hoped that the respect for the laws and regard for the peace and honor of their own country which have ever characterized the citizens of the United States would have prevented any portion of them from using any means to promote insurrection in the territory of a power with which we are at peace, and with which the United States are desirous of maintaining the most friendly relations.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    505
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    106
  • Syllables
    169
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    106
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    17.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
I regret deeply, however, to be obliged to inform you that this has not been the case. Information has been given to me, derived from official and other sources, that many citizens of the United States have associated together to make hostile incursions from our territory into Canada and to aid and abet insurrection there, in violation of the obligations and laws of the United States and in open disregard of their own duties as 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
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    359
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    2
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    76
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  • VADER
    -0.62
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
This information has been in part confirmed by a hostile invasion actually made by citizens of the United States, in conjunction with Canadians and others, and accompanied by a forcible seizure of the property of our citizens and an application thereof to the prosecution of military operations against the authorities and people of 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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    284
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    1
  • Words
    54
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    102
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    54
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    1.94

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.46
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Canadians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Martin Van Buren
The results of these criminal assaults upon the peace and order of a neighboring country have been, as was to be expected, fatally destructive to the misguided or deluded persons engaged in them and highly injurious to those in whose behalf they are professed to have been undertaken. The authorities in Canada, from intelligence received of such intended movements among our citizens, have felt themselves obliged to take precautionary measures against them;

    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
    382
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.78
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
Have actually embodied the militia and assumed an attitude to repel the invasion to which they believed the colonies were exposed from 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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    128
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    25
  • Syllables
    46
  • Words Per Sentence
    25
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.36
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • Reference

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
A state of feeling on both sides of the frontier has thus been produced which called for prompt and vigorous interference. If an insurrection existed in Canada, the amicable dispositions of the United States toward Great Britain, as well as their duty to themselves, would lead them to maintain a strict neutrality and to restrain their citizens from all violations of the laws which have been passed for its enforcement.

    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
    347
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
But this Government recognizes a still higher obligation to repress all attempts on the part of its citizens to disturb the peace of a country where order prevails or has been reestablished. Depredations by our citizens upon nations at peace with the United States, or combinations for committing them, have at all times been regarded by the American Government and people with the greatest abhorrence.

    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
    334
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the American Government
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
Military incursions by our citizens into countries so situated, and the commission of acts of violence on the members thereof, in order to effect a change in their government, or under any pretext whatever, have from the commencement of our Government been held equally criminal on the part of those engaged in them, and as much deserving of punishment as would be the disturbance of the public peace by the perpetration of similar acts within our own territory.

    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
    379
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.80
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Martin Van Buren
By no country or persons have these invaluable principles of international law -- principles the strict observance of which is so indispensable to the preservation of social order in the world -- been more earnestly cherished or sacredly respected than by those great and good men who first declared and finally established the independence of our own 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
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Martin Van Buren
They promulgated and maintained them at an early and critical period in our history; they were subsequently embodied in legislative enactments of a highly penal character, the faithful enforcement of which has hitherto been, and will, I trust, always continue to be, regarded as a duty inseparably associated with the maintenance of our national honor.

    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
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.91

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Martin Van Buren
That the people of the United States should feel an interest in the spread of political institutions as free as they regard their own to be is natural, nor can a sincere solicitude for the success of all those who are at any time in good faith struggling for their acquisition be imputed to our citizens as a crime.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    255
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
With the entire freedom of opinion and an undisguised expression thereof on their part the Government has neither the right nor, I trust, the disposition to interfere. But whether the interest or the honor of the United States requires that they should be made a party to any such struggle, and by inevitable consequence to the war which is waged in its support, is a question which by our Constitution is wisely left to Congress alone to decide.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • 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
    363
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
It is by the laws already made criminal in our citizens to embarrass or anticipate that decision by unauthorized military operations on their part. Offenses of this character, in addition to their criminality as violations of the laws of our country, have a direct tendency to draw down upon our own citizens at large the multiplied evils of a foreign war and expose to injurious imputations the good faith and honor 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
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    355
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.90
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Martin Van Buren
As such they deserve to be put down with promptitude and decision. I can not be mistaken, I am confident, in counting on the cordial and general concurrence of our fellow-citizens in this sentiment. A copy of the proclamation which I have felt it my duty to issue is herewith communicated. I can not but hope that the good sense and patriotism, the regard for the honor and reputation of their country, the respect for the laws which they have themselves enacted for their own government, and the love of order for which the mass of our people have been so long and so justly distinguished will deter the comparatively few who are engaged in them from a further prosecution of such desperate enterprises.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    571
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    125
  • Syllables
    198
  • Words Per Sentence
    125
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01
Martin Van Buren
In the meantime the existing laws have been and will continue to be faithfully executed, and every effort will be made to carry them out in their full extent. Whether they are sufficient or not to meet the actual state of things on the Canadian frontier it is for Congress to decide. It will appear from the correspondence herewith submitted that the Government of Russia declines a renewal of the fourth article of the convention of April, 1824, between the United States and His Imperial Majesty, by the third article of which it is agreed that "hereafter there shall not be formed by the citizens of the United States or under the authority of the said States any establishment upon the northwest coast of America, nor in any of the islands adjacent, to the north of 54° 40' of north latitude, and that in the same manner there shall be none formed by Russian subjects or under the authority of Russia south of the same parallel;" and by the fourth article, "that during a term of ten years, counting from the signature of the present convention, the ships of both powers, or which belong to their citizens or subjects, respectively, may reciprocally frequent, without any hindrance whatever, the interior seas, gulfs, harbors, and creeks upon the coast mentioned in the preceding article, for the purpose of fishing and trading with the natives of the country." The reasons assigned for declining to renew the provisions of this article are, briefly, that the only use made by our citizens of the privileges it secures to them has been to supply the Indians with spirituous liquors, ammunition, and firearms;

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    1,311
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    280
  • Syllables
    441
  • Words Per Sentence
    280
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • April, 1824
    [Date]
  • ten years
    [Date]
  • Canadian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Indians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Russian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • fourth
    [Ordinal Number]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • gulfs
    [Organization]
  • 54° 40'
    [Quantity]
Martin Van Buren
That this traffic has been excluded from the Russian trade; and as the supplies furnished from the United States are injurious to the Russian establishments on the northwest coast and calculated to produce complaints between the two Governments, His Imperial Majesty thinks it for the interest of both countries not to accede to the proposition made by the American Government for the renewal of the article last referred to.

    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
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    354
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.18
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the northwest coast
    [Location]
  • Russian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the American Government
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The correspondence herewith communicated will show the grounds upon which we contend that the citizens of the United States have, independent of the provisions of the convention of 1824, a right to trade with the natives upon the coast in question at unoccupied places, liable, however, it is admitted, to be at any time extinguished by the creation of Russian establishments at such points.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1824
    [Date]
  • Russian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Martin Van Buren
This right is denied by the Russian Government, which asserts that by the operation of the treaty of 1824 each party agreed to waive the general right to land on the vacant coasts on the respective sides of the degree of latitude referred to, and accepted in lieu thereof the mutual privileges mentioned in the fourth article.

    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
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    263
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • fourth
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Russian Government
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The capital and tonnage employed by our citizens in their trade with the northwest coast of America will, perhaps, on adverting to the official statements of the commerce and navigation of the United States for the last few years, be deemed too inconsiderable in amount to attract much attention; yet the subject may in other respects deserve the careful consideration of Congress.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    315
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Maritime Transport

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the last few years
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
I regret to state that the blockade of the principal ports on the eastern coast of Mexico, which, in consequence of differences between that Republic and France, was instituted in May last, unfortunately still continues, enforced by a competent French naval armament, and is necessarily embarrassing to our own trade in the Gulf, in common with that of other 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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.67
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • May last
    [Date]
  • Gulf
    [Location]
  • French
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Martin Van Buren
Every disposition, however, is believed to exist on the part of the French Government to render this measure as little onerous as practicable to the interests of the citizens of the United States and to those of neutral commerce, and it is to be hoped that an early settlement of the difficulties between France and Mexico will soon reestablish the harmonious relations formerly subsisting between them and again open the ports of that Republic to the vessels of all friendly 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
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    400
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the French Government
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
A convention for marking that part of the boundary between the United States and the Republic of Texas which extends from the mouth of the Sabine to the Red River was concluded and signed at this city on the 25th of April last. It has since been ratified by both Governments, and seasonable measures will be taken to carry it into effect on the part of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • the Republic of Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 25th of April last
    [Date]
  • the Red River
    [Location]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The application of that Republic for admission into this Union, made in August, 1837, and which was declined for reasons already made known to you, has been formally withdrawn, as will appear from the accompanying copy of the note of the minister plenipotentiary of Texas, which was presented to the Secretary of State on the occasion of the exchange of the ratifications of the convention above mentioned.

    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
    329
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • August, 1837
    [Date]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
Copies of the convention with Texas, of a commercial treaty concluded with the King of Greece, and of a similar treaty with the Peru-Bolivian Confederation, the ratifications of which have been recently exchanged, accompany this message, for the information of Congress and for such legislative enactments as may be found necessary or expedient in relation to either of them.

    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
    310
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Peru-Bolivian Confederation
    [Organization]
  • the King of Greece
    [Person]
Martin Van Buren
To watch over and foster the interests of a gradually increasing and widely extended commerce, to guard the rights of American citizens whom business or pleasure or other motives may tempt into distant climes, and at the same time to cultivate those sentiments of mutual respect and good will which experience has proved so beneficial in international intercourse, the Government of the United States has deemed it expedient from time to time to establish diplomatic connections with-different foreign states, by the appointment of representatives.

    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
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    459
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    162
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Government of the United States
    [Person]
Martin Van Buren
To reside within their respective territories. I am gratified to be enabled to announce to you that since the close of your last session these relations have been opened under the happiest auspices with Austria and the Two Sicilies, that new nominations have been made in the respective missions of Russia, Brazil, Belgium, and Sweden and Norway in this country, and that a minister extraordinary has been received, accredited to this Government, from the Argentine Confederation.

    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
    396
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Austria
    [Country, City, State]
  • Belgium
    [Country, City, State]
  • Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
  • Norway
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sweden
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Argentine Confederation
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
An exposition of the fiscal affairs of the Government and of their condition for the past year will be made to you by the Secretary of the Treasury. The available balance in the Treasury on the 1st of January next is estimated at $2,765,342. The receipts of the year from customs and lands will probably amount to $20,615,598. These usual sources of revenue have been increased by an issue of Treasury notes, of which less than $8,000,000, including interest and principal, will be outstanding at the end of the year, and by the sale of one of the bonds of the Bank of the United States for $2,254,871. The aggregate of means from these and other sources, with the balance on hand on the 1st of January last, has been applied to the payment of appropriations by Congress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    7.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    580
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    146
  • Syllables
    191
  • Words Per Sentence
    146
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the 1st of January last
    [Date]
  • the 1st of January next
    [Date]
  • the end of the year
    [Date]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • 2,254,871
    [Money]
  • 2,765,342
    [Money]
  • 20,615,598
    [Money]
  • less than $8,000,000
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • customs
    [Organization]
  • the Bank of the United States
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The whole expenditure for the year on their account, including the redemption of more than eight millions of Treasury notes, constitutes an aggregate of about $40,000,000, and will still leave in the Treasury the balance before stated. Nearly $8,000,000 of Treasury notes are to be paid during the coming year in addition to the ordinary appropriations for the support of Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • more than eight millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the coming year
    [Date]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • about $40,000,000
    [Money]
  • Nearly $8,000,000
    [Money]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
For both these purposes the resources of the Treasury will undoubtedly be sufficient if the charges upon it are not increased beyond the annual estimates. No excess, however, is likely to exist. Nor can the postponed installment of the surplus revenue be deposited with the States nor any considerable appropriations beyond the estimates be made without causing a deficiency in the Treasury.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.9
  • 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
    325
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.23
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The great caution, advisable at all times, of limiting appropriations to the wants of the public service is rendered necessary at present by the prospective and rapid reduction of the tariff, while the vigilant jealousy evidently excited among the people by the occurrences of the last few years assures us that they expect from their representatives, and will sustain them in the exercise of, the most rigid economy.

    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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    344
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Health

    Entities

  • the last few years
    [Date]
Martin Van Buren
Much can be effected by postponing appropriations not immediately required for the ordinary public service or for any pressing emergency, and much by reducing the expenditures where the entire and immediate accomplishment of the objects in view is not indispensable. When we call to mind the recent and extreme embarrassments produced by excessive issues of bank paper, aggravated by the unforeseen withdrawal of much foreign capital and the inevitable derangement arising from the distribution of the surplus revenue among the States as required by Congress, and consider the heavy expenses incurred by the removal of Indian tribes, by the military operations in Florida, and on account of the unusually large appropriations made at the last two annual sessions of Congress for other objects, we have striking evidence in the present efficient state of our finances of the abundant resources of the country to fulfill all its obligations.

    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
    9.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    785
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    147
  • Syllables
    268
  • Words Per Sentence
    147
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.49
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Visa & Immigration

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Florida
    [Country, City, State]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • Indian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
Nor is it less gratifying to find that the general business of the community, deeply affected as it has been, is reviving with additional vigor, chastened by the lessons of the past and animated by the hopes of the future. By the curtailment of paper issues, by curbing the sanguine and adventurous spirit of speculation, and by the honorable application of all available means to the fulfillment of obligations, confidence has been restored both at home and abroad, and ease and facility secured to all the operations of trade.

    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
    431
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    16.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15