State of the Union Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

State of the Union Messages to the Congress are mandated by Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution which states,”He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient;” Among the many precedents established by George Washington was clarification of the phrase “from time to time.” Since 1790 State of the Union messages have been delivered regularly at approximately 1 year intervals.

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