History of the state f the union

History of the state f the union - Steven Miner 1/27/11...

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Steven Miner 1/27/11 Engl 101 Section 003 Sheryl Simons The History of the State of the Union Address The U.S. constitution states that, “ the president shall from time to time give to congress information of the state of the union and recommend to their consideration measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” Throughout history, presidents have from time to time delivering speeches to congress, there have been 221 such addresses, the first one was given on January 8, 1790 by our nations first president George Washington. After Washingtons speech his successor John Adams also gave a speech until Thomas Jefferson came along, Jefferson believed that the speech in front of congress was tooo much like Britains speech from the throne and was too kingly. So Jefferson sent a written message to congress and the next two dozen presidents or so followed in his footsteps. This tradition was held in tact until 1913 when president
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