Defining moments in the history of the State of the Union Address
The State of the Union address is an annual speech given by the president of the United States to a joint session of Congress. Its purpose is to allow the president to state his legislative agenda and priorities for the year to come.
Under Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, the president is obligated to make the U.S. Congress aware of the “state of the union.”
As well, since 1976, the opposition party has been giving responses after the president speaks, but this is not something that is in the U.S. Constitution or mandated by any law.
We have compiled a list of 15 defining moments in the history of the State of the Union address, including responses that are either unique in substance or delivery.
- The ghosts under our feet: 88...
- Utes leave the Big House with a large win, 26-10
- Mormon youths celebrate reopening of the...
- Big plays lift No. 21 BYU past Virginia
- Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?
- BYU football: Virginia disappointed but...
- Leo Tolstoy's view of Mormons as teaching...
- Dick Harmon: Virginia tries for upset, but...
- My view: Utah, where do you stand on... 94
- Letter: Bush dilemma 2.0 37
- George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to... 27
- Richard Davis: Scots — Be brave,... 25
- In our opinion: Accountability,... 25
- In our opinion: How committed are... 20
- My view: Intergenerational poverty the... 19
- In our opinion: Now a thriving urban... 17