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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.

18th century[edit]

1790s[edit]

19th century[edit]

1800s[edit]

1810s[edit]

1820s[edit]

1830s[edit]

1840s[edit]

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1870s[edit]

1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

20th century[edit]

1900s[edit]

1910s[edit]

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

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 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]

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References[edit]

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

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