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1790 State of the Union Address


President Washington's FIRST State of the Union Address


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


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


State of the Union speeches, 1790-2016


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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