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State of the Union Speeches by United States Presidents

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

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Not always a speech Edit

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 to reinforce the constitutional separation of powers. [1] The practice of delivering an annual public address was revived in 1913 under Woodrow Wilson’s administration and quickly stuck.

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

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