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Presidential State of the Union Addresses

Officially a speech made from the US President to Congress; however, the advent of radio made the State of the Union a public speech heard by Americans everywhere. Update: additional broadcast

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FDR State of the Union
The State of the Union speech is mandated by the Constitution of the United States. George Washington delivered the first State of the Union on January 8, 1790. Nixon-Ford State of the UnionThomas Jefferson discontinued the practice of giving a speech in front of congress and instead wrote the State of the Union and a clerk read it outloud. In 1913, Woodrow Wilson brought back the spoken State of the Union and every president thereafter followed suit with the exception of Jimmy Carter in 1981.

Originally the State of the Union was a speech between the Executive Chief and the Congress. However, the advent of radio made the State of the Union a public speech heard by Americans everywhere. Calvin Coolidge State of the Union was the first to be aired on radio in 1923.

Some notable State of the Union addresses on radio include Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech

  1. Freedom of speech
  2. Freedom of worship
  3. Freedom from want
  4. Freedom from fear

FDR also spoke of the proposed "Second Bill of Rights." This collection also includes speeches from Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson ("Unconditional war on poverty"), Richard Nixon ("One year of Watergate is enough"), Gerald Ford ("The state of the union is not good" ), Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton ("Era of big government is over"), George W Bush ("Axis of evil"), Barack Obama

See also: Presidential Inaugurations Collection.

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    55 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 45 hours, 16 min
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    Volume 1 - 32 shows - total playtime 21 hours 19 minutes
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    1. 1941-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt to.mp3
    2. 1943-01-07 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    3. 1944-01-11 Franklin D Rooseveltthe.mp3
    4. 1949-01-05 Harry S Truman.mp3
    5. 1953-02-02 Dwight D Eisenhower.mp3
    6. 1961-01-30 John F Kennedy [excerpt].mp3
    7. 1962-01-11 John F Kennedy.mp3
    8. 1963-01-14 John F Kennedy [excerpt].mp3
    9. 1964-01-08 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    10. 1965-01-04 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    11. 1966-01-12 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    12. 1967-01-10 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    13. 1968-01-17 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    14. 1969-01-14 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    15. 1970-01-22 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    16. 1972-01-20 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    17. 1974-01-30 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    18. 1975-01-15 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    19. 1976-01-19 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    20. 1977-01-12 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    21. 1978-01-09 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    22. 1979-01-23 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    23. 1980-01-19 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    24. 1982-01-26 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    25. 1983-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    26. 1984-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    27. 1985-02-06 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    28. 1986-02-04 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    29. 1987-01-27 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    30. 1988-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    31. 1988-01-28 George HW Bush.mp3
    32. 1990-01-31 George HW Bush.mp3
    Volume 2 - 23 shows - total playtime 23 hours 57 minutes
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    1. 1991-01-29 George HW Bush.mp3
    2. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton .mp3
    3. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton.mp3
    4. 1995-01-24 William J Clinton.mp3
    5. 1996-01-23 William J Clinton.mp3
    6. 1997-02-04 William J Clinton.mp3
    7. 1998-01-27 William J Clinton.mp3
    8. 1999-01-19 William J Clinton.mp3
    9. 2000-01-27 William J Clinton.mp3
    10. 2002-01-29 George W Bush.mp3
    11. 2003-01-28 George W Bush.mp3
    12. 2004-01-20 George W Bush.mp3
    13. 2005-02-02 George W Bush.mp3
    14. 2006-01-31 George W Bush.mp3
    15. 2007-01-23 George W Bush.mp3
    16. 2008-01-28 George W Bush.mp3
    17. 2010-01-27 Barack Obama.mp3
    18. 2011-01-25 Barack Obama.mp3
    19. 2012-01-24 Barack Obama.mp3
    20. 2013-02-12 Barack Obama.mp3
    21. 2014-01-28 Barack Obama.mp3
    22. 2015-01-20 Barack Obama.mp3
    23. 2016-01-12 Barack Obama.mp3
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    55 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 45 hours, 16 min
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    Volume 1 - 32 shows - total playtime 21 hours 19 minutes
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    1. 1941-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt to.mp3
    2. 1943-01-07 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    3. 1944-01-11 Franklin D Rooseveltthe.mp3
    4. 1949-01-05 Harry S Truman.mp3
    5. 1953-02-02 Dwight D Eisenhower.mp3
    6. 1961-01-30 John F Kennedy [excerpt].mp3
    7. 1962-01-11 John F Kennedy.mp3
    8. 1963-01-14 John F Kennedy [excerpt].mp3
    9. 1964-01-08 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    10. 1965-01-04 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    11. 1966-01-12 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    12. 1967-01-10 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    13. 1968-01-17 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    14. 1969-01-14 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    15. 1970-01-22 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    16. 1972-01-20 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    17. 1974-01-30 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    18. 1975-01-15 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    19. 1976-01-19 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    20. 1977-01-12 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    21. 1978-01-09 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    22. 1979-01-23 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    23. 1980-01-19 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    24. 1982-01-26 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    25. 1983-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    26. 1984-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    27. 1985-02-06 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    28. 1986-02-04 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    29. 1987-01-27 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    30. 1988-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    31. 1988-01-28 George HW Bush.mp3
    32. 1990-01-31 George HW Bush.mp3
    Volume 2 - 23 shows - total playtime 23 hours 57 minutes
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    1. 1991-01-29 George HW Bush.mp3
    2. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton .mp3
    3. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton.mp3
    4. 1995-01-24 William J Clinton.mp3
    5. 1996-01-23 William J Clinton.mp3
    6. 1997-02-04 William J Clinton.mp3
    7. 1998-01-27 William J Clinton.mp3
    8. 1999-01-19 William J Clinton.mp3
    9. 2000-01-27 William J Clinton.mp3
    10. 2002-01-29 George W Bush.mp3
    11. 2003-01-28 George W Bush.mp3
    12. 2004-01-20 George W Bush.mp3
    13. 2005-02-02 George W Bush.mp3
    14. 2006-01-31 George W Bush.mp3
    15. 2007-01-23 George W Bush.mp3
    16. 2008-01-28 George W Bush.mp3
    17. 2010-01-27 Barack Obama.mp3
    18. 2011-01-25 Barack Obama.mp3
    19. 2012-01-24 Barack Obama.mp3
    20. 2013-02-12 Barack Obama.mp3
    21. 2014-01-28 Barack Obama.mp3
    22. 2015-01-20 Barack Obama.mp3
    23. 2016-01-12 Barack Obama.mp3
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    55 recordings on 44 Audio CDs
    total playtime 38 hours, 38 min

    Disc A001

    1. 1941-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt to

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    Disc A002

    1. 1943-01-07 Franklin D Roosevelt

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    1. 1944-01-11 Franklin D Rooseveltthe
    2. 1949-01-05 Harry S Truman

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    Disc A004

    1. 1953-02-02 Dwight D Eisenhower
    2. 1961-01-30 John F Kennedy [excerpt]

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    Disc A005

    1. 1962-01-11 John F Kennedy
    2. 1963-01-14 John F Kennedy [excerpt]

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    Disc A006

    1. 1964-01-08 Lyndon B Johnson

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    Disc A007

    1. 1965-01-04 Lyndon B Johnson

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    Disc A008

    1. 1966-01-12 Lyndon B Johnson

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    Disc A009

    1. 1967-01-10 Lyndon B Johnson

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    1. 1968-01-17 Lyndon B Johnson

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    Disc A011

    1. 1969-01-14 Lyndon B Johnson

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    Disc A012

    1. 1970-01-22 Richard M Nixon
    2. 1972-01-20 Richard M Nixon

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    Disc A013

    1. 1974-01-30 Richard M Nixon

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    Disc A014

    1. 1975-01-15 Gerald R Ford

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    Disc A015

    1. 1976-01-19 Gerald R Ford

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    Disc A016

    1. 1977-01-12 Gerald R Ford

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    Disc A017

    1. 1978-01-09 Jimmy Carter

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    Disc A018

    1. 1979-01-23 Jimmy Carter
    2. 1980-01-19 Jimmy Carter

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    Disc A019

    1. 1982-01-26 Ronald Reagan

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    1. 1983-01-25 Ronald Reagan

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    1. 1984-01-25 Ronald Reagan

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    Disc A022

    1. 1985-02-06 Ronald Reagan
    2. 1986-02-04 Ronald Reagan

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    Disc A023

    1. 1987-01-27 Ronald Reagan

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    1. 1988-01-25 Ronald Reagan

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    Disc A025

    1. 1988-01-28 George HW Bush

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    Disc A026

    1. 1990-01-31 George HW Bush

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    Disc A027

    1. 1991-01-29 George HW Bush

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    Disc A028

    1. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton

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    1. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton

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    Disc A030

    1. 1996-01-23 William J Clinton

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    Disc A031

    1. 1997-02-04 William J Clinton

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    Disc A032

    1. 2002-01-29 George W Bush

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    Disc A033

    1. 2003-01-28 George W Bush

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    Disc A034

    1. 2004-01-20 George W Bush

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    Disc A035

    1. 2005-02-02 George W Bush

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    Disc A036

    1. 2006-01-31 George W Bush

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    Disc A037

    1. 2007-01-23 George W Bush

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    Disc A038

    1. 2008-01-28 George W Bush

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    Disc A039

    1. 2011-01-25 Barack Obama

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    Disc A040

    1. 2012-01-24 Barack Obama

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    Disc A041

    1. 2013-02-12 Barack Obama

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    Disc A042

    1. 2014-01-28 Barack Obama

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    Disc A043

    1. 2015-01-20 Barack Obama

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    Disc A044

    1. 2016-01-12 Barack Obama

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