State of the Union Addresses
of the American Presidents
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The President shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." Article II, Sec. 3, U.S. Constitution
President Bush delivered his State of the Union address on January 28, 2008. The President's annual address is a backdrop for national unity. The State of the Union gives the President an opportunity to reflect on the past while presenting his hopes for the future to Congress, the American people and the world.
Search and analyze the the full-text of all State of the Union Addresses from 1790-2008. The State of the Union Address is an annual event in which the President of the United States reports on the status of the country. The address is also used to outline the President's legislative proposals for the upcoming year. The text is extremely useful in a searchable eBook.
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More About the State of the Union Address:
- George Washington gave the first state of the union
speech on January 8, 1790 in New York City,
- For many years, the speech was referred to as "the President's Annual Message to Congress." The actual term "State of the Union" did not become widely used until after 1935 when Franklin D. Roosevelt began using the phrase.
- Prior to 1934 the annual message was delivered in December. The ratification of Amendment XX on January 23, 1933 changed the opening of Congress from early March to early January, affecting the delivery of the annual message. Since 1934, the message or address has been delivered to Congress in January or February. Today, the speech is typically delivered on the last Tuesday in January, although there is no such provision written in law, and it varies from year to year.
- Information about The President's State of the Union Address: Wikipedia - State of the Union.
- The Whitehouse
Web site provides detailed information
about the State of the Union.
- Source Information: The source text for
our database comes from multiple sources.
The State of the Union Addresses from 1790
through 2001 are from Project
Gutenberg. The text after 2001 are
- Last Modified: Janaury 23, 2007.