Saturday, November 20, 2004

State of the Union Addresses of the American Presidents. Last week, I blogged a site that had all the inaugural addresses of the US Presidents. Today, I'll take a look at a site that has all 200+ State of the Union Addresses. These are much more political than the Inaugural Addresses. The President usually comes down hard on policies that he wishes to see enacted. The President also lets his opinion be known. James Buchanan attacked the northern states for causing the coming civil war in his 1860 State of the Union. George W. Bush called for war with Iraq in his 2003 State of the Union Address. Some of these are interesting reads.

Sample State of the Unions:

First State of the Union Address of John Adams
Second State of the Union Address of Franklin Pierce
Fourth State of the Union Address of Abraham Lincoln
Fifth State of the Union Address of Grover Cleveland
Seventh State of the Union Address of Theodore Roosevelt
Eleventh State of the Union Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Final State of the Union Address of Ronald Reagan

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