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State of the Union Speeches by United States Presidents
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Chronological listing of the State of the Union speeches given by presidents of the United States.

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1870sEdit

1880sEdit

1890sEdit

20th centuryEdit

1900sEdit

1910sEdit

1920sEdit

1930sEdit

1940sEdit

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

21st centuryEdit

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

Not always a speechEdit

For more than a century the State of the Union was not delivered as a speech. According to David Mayer, Thomas Jefferson started a long-standing tradition of sending the State of the Union as a written message to Congress instead of delivering it in person as a speech. This practice, meant to reinforce the constitutional separation of powers, was respected for more than a century until Woodrow Wilson.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. David Mayer (1995) The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson, pp. 235-236.

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