The State of the Union Speech: Why It Matters

Millions 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.