Defining moments in the history of the State of the Union Address

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30 2014 11:30 p.m. MST

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In President James Monroe’s seventh annual message to Congress, given in 1823, he declared what is now called the Monroe Doctrine.

“The Monroe Doctrine became a cornerstone of future U.S. foreign policy,” as written at the Library of Congress. The message behind the address and the doctrine was to warn European countries not to interfere in the Western Hemisphere.

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Oh, now it makes sense. I thought you were going to find 15 points in this last SOTU speech that anyone would remember.

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