Woodrow Wilson: State of the Union Written Message - December 7, 1920

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GENTLEMEN OF THE CONGRESS: When I addressed myself to performing the duty laid upon the President by the Constitution to present to you an annual report on the state of the Union, I found my thought dominated by an immortal sentence of Abraham Lincoln's-"Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it" -- a sentence immortal because it embodies in a form of utter simplicity and purity the essential faith of the nation, the faith in which it was conceived, and the faith in which it has grown to glory and power.

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Woodrow Wilson
With that faith and the birth of a nation founded upon it came the hope into the world that a new order would prevail throughout the affairs of mankind, an order in which reason and right would take precedence over covetousness and force; and I believe that I express the wish and purpose of every thoughtful American when I say that this sentence marks for us in the plainest manner the part we should play alike in the arrangement of our domestic affairs and in our exercise of influence upon the affairs of the world.

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Woodrow Wilson
By this faith, and by this faith alone, can the world be lifted out of its present confusion and despair. It was this faith which prevailed over the wicked force of Germany. You will remember that the beginning of the end of the war came when the German people found themselves face to face with the conscience of the world and realized that right was everywhere arrayed against the wrong that their government was attempting to perpetrate.

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Woodrow Wilson
I think, therefore, that it is true to say that this was the faith which won the war. Certainly this is the faith with which our gallant men went into the field and out upon the seas to make sure of victory. This is the mission upon which Democracy came into the world. Democracy is an assertion of the right of the individual to live and to be treated justly as against any attempt on the part of any combination of individuals to make laws which will overburden him or which will destroy his equality among his fellows in the matter of right or privilege;

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Woodrow Wilson
And I think we all realize that the day has come when Democracy is being put upon its final test.

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Woodrow Wilson
The Old World is just now suffering from a wanton rejection of the principle of democracy and a substitution of the principle of autocracy as asserted in the name, but without the authority and sanction, of the multitude. This is the time of all others when Democracy should prove its purity and its spiritual power to prevail.

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Woodrow Wilson
It is surely the manifest destiny of the United States to lead in the attempt to make this spirit prevail. There are two ways in which the United States can assist to accomplish this great object. First, by offering the example within her own borders of the will and power of Democracy to make and enforce laws which are unquestionably just and which are equal in their administration-laws which secure its full right to Labor and yet at the same time safeguard the integrity of property, and particularly of that property which is devoted to the development of industry and the increase of the necessary wealth of the world.

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Woodrow Wilson
Second, by standing for right and justice as toward individual nations. The law of Democracy is for the protection of the weak, and the influence of every democracy in the world should be for the protection of the weak nation, the nation which is struggling toward its right and toward its proper recognition and privilege in the family of nations.

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Woodrow Wilson
The United States cannot refuse this role of champion without putting the stigma of rejection upon the great and devoted men who brought its government into existence and established it in the face of almost universal opposition and intrigue, even in the face of wanton force, as, for example, against the Orders in Council of Great Britain and the arbitrary Napoleonic decrees which involved us in what we know as the War of 1812. I urge you to consider that the display of an immediate disposition on the part of the Congress to remedy any injustices or evils that may have shown themselves in our own national life will afford the most effectual offset to the forces of chaos and tyranny which are playing so disastrous a part in the fortunes of the free peoples of more than one part of the world.

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Woodrow Wilson
The United States is of necessity the sample democracy of the world, and the triumph of Democracy depends upon its success. Recovery from the disturbing and sometimes disastrous effects of the late war has been exceedingly slow on the other side of the water, and has given promise, I venture-to say, of early completion only in our own fortunate country;

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Woodrow Wilson
But even with us the recovery halts and is impeded at times, and there are immediately serviceable acts of legislation which it seems to me we ought to attempt, to assist that recovery and prove the indestructible recuperative force of a great government of the people.

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Woodrow Wilson
One of these is to prove that a great democracy can keep house as successfully and in as business-like a fashion as any other government. It seems to me that the first step toward providing this is to supply ourselves with a systematic method of handling our estimates and expenditures and bringing them to the point where they will not be an unnecessary strain upon our income or necessitate unreasonable taxation;

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Woodrow Wilson
In other words, a workable budget system.

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Woodrow Wilson
And I respectfully suggest that two elements are essential to such a system-namely, not only that the proposal of appropriations should be in the hands of a single body, such as a single appropriations committee in each house of the Congress, but also that this body should be brought into such cooperation with the Departments of the Government and with the Treasury of the United States as would enable it to act upon a complete conspectus of the needs of the Government and the resources from which it must draw its income.

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    19.0
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    12.0

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Woodrow Wilson
I reluctantly vetoed the budget bill passed by the last session of the Congress because of a constitutional objection. The House of Representatives subsequently modified the bill in order to meet this objection. In the revised form, I believe that the bill, coupled with action already taken by the Congress to revise its rules and procedure, furnishes the foundation for an effective national budget system.

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    12.0
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    17.3
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
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Woodrow Wilson
I earnestly hope, therefore, that one of the first steps to be taken by the present session of the Congress will be to pass the budget bill. The nation's finances have shown marked improvement during the last year. The total ordinary receipts of $6,694,000,000 for the fiscal year 1920 exceeded those for 1919 by $1,542,000,000, while the total net ordinary expenditures decreased from $18,514,000,000 to $6,403,000,000. The gross public debt, which reached its highest point on August 31, 1919, when it was $26,596,000,000, had dropped on November 30, 1920, to $24,175,000,000. There has also been a marked decrease in holdings of government war securities by the banking institutions of the country, as well as in the amount of bills held by the Federal Reserve Banks secured by government war obligations.

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    10.2
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    15.9
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    6.3
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    12.0
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    11.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.4
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    5.0

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  • 1919
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Woodrow Wilson
This fortunate result has relieved the banks and left them freer to finance the needs of Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce. It has been due in large part to the reduction of the public debt, especially of the floating debt, but more particularly to the improved distribution of government securities among permanent investors.

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    12.0
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    17.3
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.1
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.1
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    5.0

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    0.95
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    12.00
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    0.12
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    0.04

    Topics

  • Finance

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  • Commerce
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Woodrow Wilson
The cessation of the Government's borrowings, except through short-term certificates of indebtedness, has been a matter of great consequence to the people of the country at large, as well as to the holders of Liberty Bonds and Victory Notes, and has had an important bearing on the matter of effective credit control.

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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
    5.9
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
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    5.0

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    0.60
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    -5.00
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    0.09
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    0.04

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  • Finance

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  • Liberty Bonds and Victory Notes
    [Title]
Woodrow Wilson
The year has been characterized by the progressive withdrawal of the Treasury from the domestic credit market and from a position of dominant influence in that market. The future course will necessarily depend upon the extent to which economies are practiced and upon the burdens placed upon the Treasury, as well as upon industrial developments and the maintenance of tax receipts at a sufficiently high level.

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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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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.9
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Woodrow Wilson
The fundamental fact which at present dominates the Government's financial situation is that seven and a half billions of its war indebtedness mature within the next two and a half years. Of this amount, two and a half billions are floating debt and five billions, Victory Notes and War. Savings Certificates.

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    10.5
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    13.1
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
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    3.9

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  • VADER
    -0.15
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    -2.00
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    0.06
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    0.01

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  • five billions
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  • two and a half billions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the next two and a half years
    [Date]
Woodrow Wilson
The fiscal program of the Government must be determined with reference to these maturities. Sound policy demands that Government expenditures be reduced to the lowest amount which will permit the various services to operate efficiently and that Government receipts from taxes and salvage be maintained sufficiently high to provide for current requirements, including interest and sinking fund charges on the public debt, and at the same time retire the floating debt and part of the Victory Loan before maturity.

    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
    430
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.46
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Woodrow Wilson
With rigid economy, vigorous salvage operations, and adequate revenues from taxation, a surplus of current receipts over current expenditures can be realized and should be applied to the floating debt. All branches of the Government should cooperate to see that this program is realized. I cannot overemphasize the necessity of economy in Government appropriations and expenditures and the avoidance by the Congress of practices which take money from the Treasury by indefinite or revolving fund appropriations.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    430
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    152
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.95

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Woodrow Wilson
The estimates for the present year show that over a billion dollars of expenditures were authorized by the last Congress in addition to the amounts shown in the usual compiled statements of appropriations. This strikingly illustrates the importance of making direct and specific appropriations. The relation between the current receipts and current expenditures of the Government during the present fiscal year, as well as during the last half of the last fiscal year, has been disturbed by the extraordinary burdens thrown upon the Treasury by the Transportation Act, in connection with the return of the railroads to private control.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    531
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    99
  • Syllables
    174
  • Words Per Sentence
    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.32
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the last half of the last fiscal year
    [Date]
  • the present fiscal year
    [Date]
  • the Transportation Act
    [Law]
  • a billion dollars
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Woodrow Wilson
Over $600,000,000 has already been paid to the railroads under this act-$350,000,000 during the present fiscal year; and it is estimated that further payments aggregating possibly $650,000,000 must still be made to the railroads during the current year. It is obvious that these large payments have already seriously limited the Government's progress in retiring the floating debt.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • 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
    284
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • the current year
    [Date]
  • the present fiscal year
    [Date]
  • 600,000,000
    [Money]
  • 650,000,000
    [Money]
  • act-$350,000,000
    [Organization]
  • Government's
    [Organization]
Woodrow Wilson
Closely connected with this, it seems to me, is the necessity for an immediate consideration of the revision of our tax laws. Simplification of the income and profits taxes has become an immediate necessity. These taxes performed an indispensable service during the war. The need for their simplification, however, is very great, in order to save the taxpayer inconvenience and expense and in order to make his liability more certain and definite.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    367
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.49
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning
Woodrow Wilson
Other and more detailed recommendations with regard to taxes will no doubt be laid before you by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. It is my privilege to draw to the attention of Congress for very sympathetic consideration the problem of providing adequate facilities for the care and treatment of former members of the military and naval forces who are sick and disabled as the result of their participation in the war.

    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
    379
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Internal Revenue
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Woodrow Wilson
These heroic men can never be paid in money for the service they patriotically rendered the nation. Their reward will lie rather in realization of the fact that they vindicated the rights of their country and aided in safeguarding civilization. The nation's gratitude must be effectively revealed to them by the most ample provision for their medical care and treatment as well as for their vocational training and placement.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • 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
    353
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01
Woodrow Wilson
The time has come when a more complete program can be formulated and more satisfactorily administered for their treatment and training, and I earnestly urge that the Congress give the matter its early consideration. The Secretary of the Treasury and the Board for Vocational Education will outline in their annual reports proposals covering medical care and rehabilitation which I am sure will engage your earnest study and commend your most generous support.

    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
    385
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • annual
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Board for Vocational Education
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Woodrow Wilson
Permit me to emphasize once more the need for action upon certain matters upon which I dwelt at some length in my message to the second session of the Sixty-sixth Congress. The necessity, for example, of encouraging the manufacture of dyestuffs and related chemicals; the importance of doing everything possible to promote agricultural production along economic lines, to improve agricultural marketing, and to make rural life more attractive and healthful;

    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
    380
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    135
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Sixty-sixth Congress
    [Organization]
Woodrow Wilson
The need for a law regulating cold storage in such a way as to limit the time during which goods may be kept in storage, prescribing the method of disposing of them if kept beyond the permitted period, and requiring goods released from storage in all cases to bear the date of their receipt.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • 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
    235
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    80
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02
Woodrow Wilson
It would also be most serviceable if it were provided that all goods released from cold storage for interstate shipment should have plainly marked upon each package the selling or market price at which they went into storage, in order that the purchaser might be able to learn what profits stood between him and the producer or the wholesale dealer.

    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
    288
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01
Woodrow Wilson
Indeed, It would be very serviceable to the public if all goods destined for interstate commerce were made to carry upon every packing case whose form made it possible a plain statement of the price at which they left the hands of the producer. I respectfully call your attention also to the recommendations of the message referred to with regard to a federal license for all corporations engaged in interstate commerce.

    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
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    347
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
Woodrow Wilson
In brief, the immediate legislative need of the time is the removal of all obstacles to the realization of the best ambitions of our people in their several classes of employment and the strengthening of all instrumentalities by. which difficulties are to be met and removed and justice dealt out, whether by law or by some form of mediation and conciliation.

    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
    295
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Woodrow Wilson
I do not feel it to be my privilege at present to, suggest the detailed and particular methods by which these objects may be attained, but I have faith that the inquiries of your several committees will discover the way and the method. In response to what I believe to be the impulse of sympathy and opinion throughout the United States, I earnestly suggest that the Congress authorize the Treasury of the United States to make to the struggling government of Armenia such a loan as was made to several of the Allied governments during the war, and I would also suggest that it would be desirable to provide in the legislation itself that the expenditure of the money thus loaned should be under the supervision of a commission, or at least a commissioner, from the United States in order that revolutionary tendencies within Armenia itself might not be afforded by the loan a further tempting opportunity.

    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
    742
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    157
  • Syllables
    255
  • Words Per Sentence
    157
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • Armenia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Allied
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Woodrow Wilson
Allow me to call your attention to the fact that the people of the Philippine Islands have succeeded in maintaining a stable government since the last action of the Congress in their behalf, and have thus fulfilled the condition set by the Congress as precedent to a consideration of granting independence to the Islands.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    266
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • Philippine
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Woodrow Wilson
I respectfully submit that this condition precedent having been fulfilled, it is now our liberty and our duty to keep our promise to the people of those islands by granting them the independence which they so honorably covet. I have not so much laid before you a series of recommendations, gentlemen, as sought to utter a confession of faith, of the faith in which I was bred and which it is my solemn purpose to stand by until my last fighting day.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    362
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
Woodrow Wilson
I believe this to be the faith of America, the faith of the future, and of all the victories which await national action in the days to come, whether in America or elsewhere.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.8
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    138
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    33
  • Syllables
    51
  • Words Per Sentence
    33
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • the days
    [Date]