8th January 1790: George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address
Lectures in History: State of the Union Address
1805 State of the Union Address
1825 State of the Union Address
John Adams' First State of the Union Address was delivered on Wednesday, November 22, 1797, in the Congress Hall of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the time of the address, sickness was spreading through Philadelphia and Adams notes in his introduction that he was tempted to relocate the assembly of the national legislature but avoided this due to inevitable expense and general inconvenience.
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