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The State of the Union Speech: Why It Matters
February 5, 2019

Circle Images of Heads of the U.S and StateMillions of people around the world are expected to tune in to President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5. The speech to a joint session of Congress is an opportunity for the president to review the past year’s accomplishments and preview his agenda for the coming year.

The speech is a vivid example of U.S. democracy in action. It is also one of the few times that all branches of the federal government gather in the same room.