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1790 State of the Union Address

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President Washington's FIRST State of the Union Address

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Political Response to Washington's 1790 State of the Union Address

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8th January 1790: George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address

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State of the Union speeches, 1790-2016

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January 8th: Washington Delivers the First "State Of The Union" Address (On This Day)

This State of the Union Address was given on Friday, January 8, 1790, during the term of George Washington. It was the first annual address given by a president. It was given in New York City. The first President felt, “great satisfaction from a cooperation with you in the pleasing though arduous task of insuring to our fellow citizens the blessings which they have a right to expect from a free, efficient, and equal government.” [1]
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