Martin Van Buren: State of the Union Written Message - December 2, 1839

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

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    10.2
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    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
I regret that I can not on this occasion congratulate you that the past year has been one of unalloyed prosperity. The ravages of fire and disease have painfully afflicted otherwise flourishing portions of our country, and serious embarrassments yet derange the trade of many of our cities. But notwithstanding these adverse circumstances, that general prosperity which has been heretofore so bountifully bestowed upon us by the Author of All Good still continues to call for our warmest gratitude.

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    Entities

  • the past year
    [Date]
Martin Van Buren
Especially have we reason to rejoice in the exuberant harvests which have lavishly recompensed well-directed industry and given to it that sure reward which is vainly sought in visionary speculations. I cannot, indeed, view without peculiar satisfaction the evidences afforded by the past season of the benefits that spring from the steady devotion of the husbandman to his honorable pursuit.

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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
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

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    Entities

  • the past season
    [Date]
Martin Van Buren
No means of individual comfort is more certain and no source of national prosperity is so sure. Nothing can compensate a people for a dependence upon others for the bread they eat, and that cheerful abundance on which the happiness of everyone so much depends is to be looked for nowhere with such sure reliance as in the industry of the agriculturist and the bounties of the earth.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    11.2
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    4.9
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    5.0

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    68
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    108
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    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

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  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.07

    Entities

  • earth
    [Location]
Martin Van Buren
With foreign countries our relations exhibit the same favorable aspect which was presented in my last annual message, and afford continued proof of the wisdom of the pacific, just, and forbearing policy adopted by the first Administration of the Federal Government and pursued by its successors. The extraordinary powers vested in me by an act of Congress for the defense of the country in an emergency, considered so far probable as to require that the Executive should possess ample means to meet it, have not been exerted.

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    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
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    432
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    2
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    87
  • Syllables
    148
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    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

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  • VADER
    0.80
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    2.00
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    0.04
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    -0.01

    Topics

  • Reference

    Entities

  • annual
    [Date]
  • pacific
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the first Administration of the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
They have therefore been attended with no other result than to increase, by the confidence thus reposed in me, my obligations to maintain with religious exactness the cardinal principles that govern our intercourse with other nations. Happily, in our pending questions with Great Britain, out of which this unusual grant of authority arose, nothing has occurred to require its exertion, and as it is about to return to the Legislature I trust that no future necessity may call for its exercise by them or its delegation to another Department of the Government.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    461
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    161
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

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  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • another Department of the Government
    [Organization]
  • the Legislature I trust
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
For the settlement of our northeastern boundary the proposition promised by Great Britain for a commission of exploration and survey has been received, and a counter project, including also a provision for the certain and final adjustment of the limits in dispute, is now before the British Government for its consideration.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.1
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    5.0

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    270
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    1
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    51
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    51
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    1.8

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    0.78
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    4.00
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    0.05
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  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the British Government
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
A just regard to the delicate state of this question and a proper respect for the natural impatience of the State of Maine, not less than a conviction that the negotiation has been already protracted longer than is prudent on the part of either Government, have led me to believe that the present favorable moment should on no account be suffered to pass without putting the question forever at rest.

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    12.0
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    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.1
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    5.0

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    328
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    1
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    70
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    112
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    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

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  • VADER
    0.18
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • the State of Maine
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
I feel confident that the Government of Her Britannic Majesty will take the same view of this subject, as I am persuaded it is governed by desires equally strong and sincere for the amicable termination of the controversy. To the intrinsic difficulties of questions of boundary lines, especially those described in regions unoccupied and but partially known, is to be added in our country the embarrassment necessarily arising out of our Constitution by which the General Government is made the organ of negotiating and deciding upon the particular interests of the States on whose frontiers these lines are to be traced.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    516
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    101
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    184
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    101
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

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    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • the General Government
    [Organization]
  • the Government of Her Britannic Majesty
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
To avoid another controversy in which a State government might rightfully claim to have her wishes consulted previously to the conclusion of conventional arrangements concerning her rights of jurisdiction or territory, I have thought it necessary to call the attention of the Government of Great Britain to another portion of our conterminous dominion of which the division still remains to be adjusted I refer to the line from the entrance of Lake Superior to the most northwestern point of the Lake of the Woods, stipulations for the settlement of which are to be found in the seventh article of the treaty of Ghent.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    9.2
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    5.0

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    0.04

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  • Law & Government/Government

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  • Ghent
    [Country, City, State]
  • Lake Superior
    [Location]
  • the Lake of the Woods
    [Location]
  • seventh
    [Ordinal Number]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Government of Great Britain
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The commissioners appointed under that article by the two Governments having differed in their opinions, made separate reports, according to its stipulations, upon the points of disagreement, and these differences are now to be submitted to the arbitration of some friendly sovereign or state. The disputed points should be settled and the line designated before the Territorial government of which it is one of the boundaries takes its place in the Union as a State, and I rely upon the cordial cooperation of the British Government to effect that object.

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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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.3
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    5.0

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    2
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    1.74

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    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the British Government
    [Organization]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
There is every reason to believe that disturbances like those which lately agitated the neighboring British Provinces will not again prove the sources of border contentions or interpose obstacles to the continuance of that good understanding which it is the mutual interest of Great Britain and the United States to preserve and maintain.

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    12.0
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    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
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    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.3
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    5.0

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    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
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    -0.05

    Entities

  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Martin Van Buren
Within the Provinces themselves tranquillity is restored, and on our frontier that misguided sympathy in favor of what was presumed to be a general effort in behalf of popular rights, and which in some instances misled a few of our more inexperienced citizens, has subsided into a rational conviction strongly opposed to all intermeddling with the internal affairs of our neighbors.

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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
    9.0
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    9.0
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    1.74

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    0.92
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06
Martin Van Buren
The people of the United States feel, as it is hoped they always will, a warm solicitude for the success of all who are sincerely endeavoring to improve the political condition of mankind. This generous feeling they cherish toward the most distant nations, and it was natural, therefore, that it should be awakened with more than common warmth in behalf of their immediate neighbors;

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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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    64
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    64
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    1.61

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    0.98
  • AFINN
    16.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
But it does not belong to their character as a community to seek the gratification of those feelings in acts which violate their duty as citizens, endanger the peace of their country, and tend to bring upon it the stain of a violated faith toward foreign nations.

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

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
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    5.0

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    47
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    0.45
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    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
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    -0.06
Martin Van Buren
If, zealous to confer benefits on others, they appear for a moment to lose sight of the permanent obligations imposed upon them as citizens, they are seldom long misled. From all the information I receive, confirmed to some extent by personal observation, I am satisfied that no one can now hope to engage in such enterprises without encountering public indignation, in addition to the severest penalties of the law.

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    340
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    2
  • Words
    69
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    121
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    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

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  • VADER
    0.74
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    5.00
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    0.05
Martin Van Buren
Recent information also leads me to hope that the emigrants from Her Majesty's Provinces who have sought refuge within our boundaries are disposed to become peaceable residents and to abstain from all attempts to endanger the peace of that country which has afforded them an asylum. On a review of the occurrences on both sides of the line it is satisfactory to reflect that in almost every complaint against our country the offense may be traced to emigrants from the Provinces who have sought refuge here.

    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

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    419
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    143
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    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
Martin Van Buren
In the few instances in which they were aided by citizens of the United States the acts of these misguided men were not only in direct contravention of the laws and well-known wishes of their own Government, but met with the decided disapprobation of the people of the United States. I regret to state the appearance of a different spirit among Her Majesty's subjects in the Canadas.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    312
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    2
  • Words
    68
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    107
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    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.50
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Canadas
    [Location]
Martin Van Buren
The sentiments of hostility to our people and institutions which have been so frequently expressed there, and the disregard of our rights which has been manifested on some occasions, have, I am sorry to say, been applauded and encouraged by the people, and even by some of the subordinate local authorities, of the Provinces.

    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

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  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    265
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    1
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    54
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    93
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    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.23
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02
Martin Van Buren
The chief officers in Canada, fortunately, have not entertained the same feeling, and have probably prevented excesses that must have been fatal to the peace of the two countries. I look forward anxiously to a period when all the transactions which have grown out of this condition of our affairs, and which have been made the subjects of complaint and remonstrance by the two Governments, respectively, shall be fully examined, and the proper satisfaction given where it is due from either side.

    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

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    406
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.14
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Canada
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
Nothing has occurred to disturb the harmony of our intercourse with Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Naples, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, or Sweden. The internal state of Spain has sensibly improved, and a well-grounded hope exists that the return of peace will restore to the people of that country their former prosperity and enable the Government to fulfill all its obligations at home and abroad.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    326
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Health

    Entities

  • Austria
    [Country, City, State]
  • Belgium
    [Country, City, State]
  • Denmark
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Naples
    [Country, City, State]
  • Portugal
    [Country, City, State]
  • Prussia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Russia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sweden
    [Country, City, State]
Martin Van Buren
The Government of Portugal, I have the satisfaction to state, has paid in full the eleventh and last installment due to our citizens for the claims embraced in the settlement made with it on the 3d of March, 1837. I lay before you treaties of commerce negotiated with the Kings of Sardinia and of the Netherlands, the ratifications of which have been exchanged since the adjournment of Congress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Netherlands
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sardinia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 3d of March, 1837
    [Date]
  • eleventh
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The liberal principles of these treaties will recommend them to your approbation. That with Sardinia is the first treaty of commerce formed by that Kingdom, and it will, I trust, answer the expectations of the present Sovereign by aiding the development of the resources of his country and stimulating the enterprise of his people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    273
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • Kingdom
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sardinia
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Martin Van Buren
That with the Netherlands happily terminates a long-existing subject of dispute and removes from our future commercial intercourse all apprehension of embarrassment. The King of the Netherlands has also, in further illustration of his character for justice and of his desire to remove every cause of dissatisfaction, made compensation for an American vessel captured in 1800 by a French privateer, and carried into Curacoa, where the proceeds were appropriated to the use of the colony, then, and for a short time after, under the dominion of Holland.

    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
    451
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    158
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.30
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • 1800
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Holland
    [Country, City, State]
  • Netherlands
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • French
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Curacoa
    [Organization]
  • The King of the Netherlands
    [Person]
Martin Van Buren
The death of the late Sultan has produced no alteration in our relations with Turkey. Our newly appointed minister resident has reached Constantinople, and I have received assurances from the present ruler that the obligations of our treaty and those of friendship will be fulfilled by himself in the same spirit that actuated his illustrious father.

    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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Entities

  • Turkey
    [Country, City, State]
  • Constantinople
    [Person]
Martin Van Buren
I regret to be obliged to inform you that no convention for the settlement of the claims of our citizens upon Mexico has yet been ratified by the Government of that country. The first convention formed for that purpose was not presented by the President of Mexico for the approbation of its Congress, from a belief that the King of Prussia, the arbitrator in case of disagreement in the joint commission to be appointed by the United States and Mexico, would not consent to take upon himself that friendly office.

    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
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    419
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.14
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the King of Prussia
    [Person]
Martin Van Buren
Although not entirely satisfied with the course pursued by Mexico, I felt no hesitation in receiving in the most conciliatory spirit the explanation offered, and also cheerfully consented to a new convention, in order to arrange the payments proposed to be made to our citizens in a manner which, while equally just to them, was deemed less onerous and inconvenient to the Mexican Government.

    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
    323
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Martin Van Buren
Relying confidently upon the intentions of that Government, Mr. Ellis was directed to repair to Mexico, and diplomatic intercourse has been resumed between the two countries. The new convention has, he informs us, been recently submitted by the President of that Republic to its Congress under circumstances which promise a speedy ratification, a result which I can not allow myself to doubt.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • 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
    323
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • Ellis
    [Person]
Martin Van Buren
Instructions have been given to the commissioner of the United States under our convention with Texas for the demarcation of the line which separates us from that Republic. The commissioners of both Governments met in New Orleans in August last. The joint commission was organized, and adjourned to convene at the same place on the 12th of October.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • New Orleans
    [Country, City, State]
  • Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • August
    [Date]
  • the 12th of October
    [Date]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
It is presumed to be now in the performance of its duties. The new Government of Texas has shown its desire to cultivate friendly relations with us by a prompt reparation for injuries complained of in the cases of two vessels of the United States. With Central America a convention has been concluded for the renewal of its former treaty with the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Central America
    [Location]
Martin Van Buren
This was not ratified before the departure of our late charge d'affaires from that country, and the copy of it brought by him was not received before the adjournment of the Senate at the last session. In the meanwhile, the period limited for the exchange of ratifications having expired, I deemed it expedient, in consequence of the death of the charge d'affaires, to send a special agent to Central America to close the affairs of our mission there and to arrange with the Government an extension of the time for the exchange of ratifications.

    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
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    442
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    153
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.55
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Central America
    [Location]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The commission created by the States which formerly composed the Republic of Colombia for adjusting the claims against that Government has by a very unexpected construction of the treaty under which it acts decided that no provision was made for those claims of citizens of the United States which arose from captures by Colombian privateers and were adjudged against the claimants in the judicial tribunals.

    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
    343
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Colombia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Colombian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Martin Van Buren
This decision will compel the United States to apply to the several Governments formerly united for redress. With all these -- New Granada, Venezuela, and Ecuador -- a perfectly good understanding exists. Our treaty with Venezuela is faithfully carried into execution, and that country, in the enjoyment of tranquillity, is gradually advancing in prosperity under the guidance of its present distinguished President, General Paez.

    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
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    354
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Ecuador
    [Country, City, State]
  • New Granada
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Venezuela
    [Country, City, State]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
  • Paez
    [Person]
Martin Van Buren
With Ecuador a liberal commercial convention has lately been concluded, which will be transmitted to the Senate at an early day. With the great American Empire of Brazil our relations continue unchanged, as does our friendly intercourse with the other Governments of South America -- the Argentine Republic and the Republics of Uruguay, Chili, Peru, and Bolivia.

    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
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • American Empire of Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
  • Bolivia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Chili
    [Country, City, State]
  • Ecuador
    [Country, City, State]
  • Peru
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Argentine Republic
    [Country, City, State]
  • Uruguay
    [Country, City, State]
  • an early day
    [Date]
  • Governments of South America
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The dissolution of the Peru-Bolivian Confederation may occasion some temporary inconvenience to our citizens in that quarter, but the obligations on the new Governments which have arisen out of that Confederation to observe its treaty stipulations will no doubt be soon understood, and it is presumed that no indisposition will exist to fulfill those which it contracted with 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
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • that quarter
    [Date]
  • Confederation
    [Organization]
  • Governments
    [Organization]
  • the Peru-Bolivian Confederation
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The financial operations of the Government during the present year have, I am happy to say, been very successful. The difficulties under which the Treasury Department has labored, from known defects in the existing laws relative to the safe-keeping of the public moneys, aggravated by the suspension of specie payments by several of the banks holding public deposits or indebted to public officers for notes received in payment of public dues, have been surmounted to a very gratifying extent.

    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
    407
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    142
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the present year
    [Date]
  • the Treasury Department
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The large current expenditures have been punctually met, and the faith of the Government in all its pecuniary concerns has been scrupulously maintained. The nineteen millions of Treasury notes authorized by the act of Congress of 1837, and the modifications thereof with a view to the indulgence of merchants on their duty bonds and of the deposit banks in the payment of public moneys held by them, have been so punctually redeemed as to leave less than the original ten millions outstanding at any one time, and the whole amount unredeemed now falls short of three millions.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    470
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    158
  • Words Per Sentence
    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • ten millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • three millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1837
    [Date]
  • nineteen millions
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
Of these the chief portion is not due till next year, and the whole would have been already extinguished could the Treasury have realized the payments due to it from the banks. If those due from them during the next year shall be punctually made, and if Congress shall keep the appropriations within the estimates, there is every reason to believe that all the outstanding Treasury notes can be redeemed and the ordinary expenses defrayed without imposing on the people any additional burden, either of loans or increased taxes.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    434
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • next year
    [Date]
  • the next year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
To avoid this and to keep the expenditures within reasonable bounds is a duty second only in importance to the preservation of our national character and the protection of our citizens in their civil and political rights. The creation in time of peace of a debt likely to become permanent is an evil for which there is no equivalent.

    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
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    273
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.49
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
Martin Van Buren
The rapidity with which many of the States are apparently approaching to this condition admonishes us of our own duties in a manner too impressive to be disregarded. One, not the least important, is to keep the Federal Government always in a condition to discharge with ease and vigor its highest functions should their exercise be required by any sudden conjuncture of public affairs -- a condition to which we are always exposed and which may occur when it is least expected.

    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
    390
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
To this end it is indispensable that its finances should be untrammeled and its resources as far as practicable unencumbered. No circumstance could present greater obstacles to the accomplishment of these vitally important objects than the creation of an onerous national debt. Our own experience and also that of other nations have demonstrated the unavoidable and fearful rapidity with which a public debt is increased when the Government has once surrendered itself to the ruinous practice of supplying its supposed necessities by new loans.

    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
    458
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    153
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.80
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
The struggle, therefore, on our part to be successful must be made at the threshold. To make our efforts effective, severe economy is necessary. This is the surest provision for the national welfare, and it is at the same time the best preservative of the principles on which our institutions rest. Simplicity and economy in the affairs of state have never failed to chasten and invigorate republican principles, while these have been as surely subverted by national prodigality, under whatever specious pretexts it may have been introduced or fostered.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    455
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    162
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Martin Van Buren
These considerations can not be lost upon a people who have never been inattentive to the effect of their policy upon the institutions they have created for themselves, but at the present moment their force is augmented by the necessity which a decreasing revenue must impose. The check lately given to importations of articles subject to duties, the derangements in the operations of internal trade, and especially the reduction gradually taking place in our tariff of duties, all tend materially to lessen our receipts;

    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
    432
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.21
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Martin Van Buren
Indeed, it is probable that the diminution resulting from the last cause alone will not fall short of $5,000,000 in the year 1842, as the final reduction of all duties to 20 per cent then takes effect.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    6.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    146
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    39
  • Syllables
    50
  • Words Per Sentence
    39
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.23

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • the year 1842
    [Date]
  • 20 per cent
    [Money]
  • 5,000,000
    [Money]
Martin Van Buren
The whole revenue then accruing from the customs and from the sales of public lands, if not more, will undoubtedly be wanted to defray the necessary expenses of the Government under the most prudent administration of its affairs. These are circumstances that impose the necessity of rigid economy and require its prompt and constant exercise.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • 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
    284
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.40
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Finance
Martin Van Buren
With the Legislature rest the power and duty of so adjusting the public expenditure as to promote this end. By the provisions of the Constitution it is only in consequence of appropriations made by law that money can be drawn from the Treasury. No instance has occurred since the establishment of the Government in which the Executive, though a component part of the legislative power, has interposed an objection to an appropriation bill on the sole ground of its extravagance.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    394
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    138
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Executive
    [Organization]
  • Legislature
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
His duty in this respect has been considered fulfilled by requesting such appropriations only as the public service may be reasonably expected to require. In the present earnest direction of the public mind toward this subject both the Executive and the Legislature have evidence of the strict responsibility to which they will be held;

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Executive
    [Organization]
  • Legislature
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
And while I am conscious of my own anxious efforts to perform with fidelity this portion of my public functions, it is a satisfaction to me to be able to count on a cordial cooperation from you.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • 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
    156
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    37
  • Syllables
    52
  • Words Per Sentence
    37
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.23
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Health/Mental Health/Anxiety & Stress
Martin Van Buren
At the time I entered upon my present duties our ordinary disbursements, without including those on account of the public debt, the Post-Office, and the trust funds in charge of the Government, had been largely increased by appropriations for the removal of the Indians, for repelling Indian hostilities, and for other less urgent expenses which grew out of an overflowing Treasury.

    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
    314
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.27
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Indian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Indians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • the Post-Office
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Martin Van Buren
Independent of the redemption of the public debt and trusts, the gross expenditures of seventeen and eighteen millions in 1834 and 1835 had by these causes swelled to twenty-nine millions in 1836, and the appropriations for 1837, made previously to the 4th of March, caused the expenditure to rise to the very large amount of thirty-three millions.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • 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
    268
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.36
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 1834
    [Date]
  • 1835
    [Date]
  • 1836
    [Date]
  • 1837
    [Date]
  • the 4th of March
    [Date]
  • seventeen and eighteen millions
    [Money]
  • thirty-three millions
    [Quantity]
  • twenty-nine millions
    [Quantity]