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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.

State of the Union Addresses

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(total playtime 58 hours, 35 min)
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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:

Freedom of speech

Freedom of worship

Freedom from want

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 and Donald Trump.

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    This was good, but there are recordings of JFK’s full 1961 and 1963 SOTU addresses out there. I would hope that they can be added someday.

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    69 recordings on 3 MP3 CDs for just $15.00. Total playtime 58 hours, 35 min
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    Volume 1 - 32 shows - total playtime 21 hours 25 minutes
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    1. 1941-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    2. 1942-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    3. 1943-01-07 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    4. 1944-01-11 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    5. 1949-01-05 Harry S Truman.mp3
    6. 1953-02-02 Dwight D Eisenhower.mp3
    7. 1961-01-30 John F Kennedy [excerpt].mp3
    8. 1961-01-30 John F Kennedy.mp3
    9. 1962-01-11 John F Kennedy.mp3
    10. 1963-01-14 John F Kennedy [excerpt].mp3
    11. 1963-01-14 John F Kennedy.mp3
    12. 1964-01-08 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    13. 1965-01-04 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    14. 1966-01-12 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    15. 1967-01-10 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    16. 1968-01-17 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    17. 1969-01-14 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    18. 1970-01-22 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    19. 1971-01-22 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    20. 1972-01-20 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    21. 1974-01-30 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    22. 1975-01-15 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    23. 1976-01-19 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    24. 1977-01-12 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    25. 1978-01-09 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    26. 1979-01-23 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    27. 1980-01-19 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    28. 1981-02-18 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    29. 1982-01-26 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    30. 1983-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    31. 1984-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    32. 1985-02-06 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    Volume 2 - 24 shows - total playtime 22 hours 43 minutes
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    1. 1986-02-04 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    2. 1987-01-27 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    3. 1988-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    4. 1989-02-09 George HW Bush.mp3
    5. 1990-01-31 George HW Bush.mp3
    6. 1991-01-29 George HW Bush.mp3
    7. 1992-01-28 George HW Bush.mp3
    8. 1993-02-17 William J Clinton.mp3
    9. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton .mp3
    10. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton.mp3
    11. 1995-01-24 William J Clinton.mp3
    12. 1996-01-23 William J Clinton.mp3
    13. 1997-02-04 William J Clinton.mp3
    14. 1998-01-27 William J Clinton.mp3
    15. 1999-01-19 William J Clinton.mp3
    16. 2000-01-27 William J Clinton.mp3
    17. 2001-02-27 George W Bush.mp3
    18. 2002-01-29 George W Bush.mp3
    19. 2003-01-28 George W Bush.mp3
    20. 2004-01-20 George W Bush.mp3
    21. 2005-02-02 George W Bush.mp3
    22. 2006-01-31 George W Bush.mp3
    23. 2007-01-23 George W Bush.mp3
    24. 2008-01-28 George W Bush.mp3
    Volume 3 - 13 shows - total playtime 14 hours 26 minutes
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    1. 2009-02-21 Barak Obama.mp3
    2. 2010-01-27 Barack Obama.mp3
    3. 2011-01-25 Barack Obama.mp3
    4. 2012-01-24 Barack Obama.mp3
    5. 2013-02-12 Barack Obama.mp3
    6. 2014-01-28 Barack Obama.mp3
    7. 2015-01-20 Barack Obama.mp3
    8. 2016-01-12 Barack Obama.mp3
    9. 2017-02-28 Donald Trump.mp3
    10. 2018-01-30 Donald Trump.mp3
    11. 2019-02-05 Donald Trump.mp3
    12. 2020-02-04 Donald Trump.mp3
    13. 2021-04-28 Joe Biden.mp3
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    69 recordings on 3 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $15.00. Total playtime 58 hours, 35 min
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    Volume 1 - 32 shows - total playtime 21 hours 25 minutes
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    1. 1941-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    2. 1942-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    3. 1943-01-07 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    4. 1944-01-11 Franklin D Roosevelt.mp3
    5. 1949-01-05 Harry S Truman.mp3
    6. 1953-02-02 Dwight D Eisenhower.mp3
    7. 1961-01-30 John F Kennedy [excerpt].mp3
    8. 1961-01-30 John F Kennedy.mp3
    9. 1962-01-11 John F Kennedy.mp3
    10. 1963-01-14 John F Kennedy [excerpt].mp3
    11. 1963-01-14 John F Kennedy.mp3
    12. 1964-01-08 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    13. 1965-01-04 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    14. 1966-01-12 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    15. 1967-01-10 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    16. 1968-01-17 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    17. 1969-01-14 Lyndon B Johnson.mp3
    18. 1970-01-22 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    19. 1971-01-22 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    20. 1972-01-20 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    21. 1974-01-30 Richard M Nixon.mp3
    22. 1975-01-15 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    23. 1976-01-19 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    24. 1977-01-12 Gerald R Ford.mp3
    25. 1978-01-09 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    26. 1979-01-23 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    27. 1980-01-19 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    28. 1981-02-18 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    29. 1982-01-26 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    30. 1983-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    31. 1984-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    32. 1985-02-06 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    Volume 2 - 24 shows - total playtime 22 hours 43 minutes
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    1. 1986-02-04 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    2. 1987-01-27 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    3. 1988-01-25 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    4. 1989-02-09 George HW Bush.mp3
    5. 1990-01-31 George HW Bush.mp3
    6. 1991-01-29 George HW Bush.mp3
    7. 1992-01-28 George HW Bush.mp3
    8. 1993-02-17 William J Clinton.mp3
    9. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton .mp3
    10. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton.mp3
    11. 1995-01-24 William J Clinton.mp3
    12. 1996-01-23 William J Clinton.mp3
    13. 1997-02-04 William J Clinton.mp3
    14. 1998-01-27 William J Clinton.mp3
    15. 1999-01-19 William J Clinton.mp3
    16. 2000-01-27 William J Clinton.mp3
    17. 2001-02-27 George W Bush.mp3
    18. 2002-01-29 George W Bush.mp3
    19. 2003-01-28 George W Bush.mp3
    20. 2004-01-20 George W Bush.mp3
    21. 2005-02-02 George W Bush.mp3
    22. 2006-01-31 George W Bush.mp3
    23. 2007-01-23 George W Bush.mp3
    24. 2008-01-28 George W Bush.mp3
    Volume 3 - 13 shows - total playtime 14 hours 26 minutes
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    1. 2009-02-21 Barak Obama.mp3
    2. 2010-01-27 Barack Obama.mp3
    3. 2011-01-25 Barack Obama.mp3
    4. 2012-01-24 Barack Obama.mp3
    5. 2013-02-12 Barack Obama.mp3
    6. 2014-01-28 Barack Obama.mp3
    7. 2015-01-20 Barack Obama.mp3
    8. 2016-01-12 Barack Obama.mp3
    9. 2017-02-28 Donald Trump.mp3
    10. 2018-01-30 Donald Trump.mp3
    11. 2019-02-05 Donald Trump.mp3
    12. 2020-02-04 Donald Trump.mp3
    13. 2021-04-28 Joe Biden.mp3
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    69 recordings on 55 Audio CDs. Total playtime 47 hours, 58 min
    69 recordings on 55 Audio CDs
    total playtime 47 hours, 58 min

    State of the Union Addresses Disc A001

    1. 1941-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt

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    1. 1942-01-06 Franklin D Roosevelt

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    1. 1943-01-07 Franklin D Roosevelt

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

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A005

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

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A006

    1. 1961-01-30 John F Kennedy

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

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A008

    1. 1963-01-14 John F Kennedy

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A009

    1. 1964-01-08 Lyndon B Johnson

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A010

    1. 1965-01-04 Lyndon B Johnson

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A011

    1. 1966-01-12 Lyndon B Johnson

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A012

    1. 1967-01-10 Lyndon B Johnson

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A013

    1. 1968-01-17 Lyndon B Johnson

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A014

    1. 1969-01-14 Lyndon B Johnson

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A015

    1. 1970-01-22 Richard M Nixon

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A016

    1. 1971-01-22 Richard M Nixon
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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A017

    1. 1974-01-30 Richard M Nixon

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A018

    1. 1975-01-15 Gerald R Ford

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    1. 1976-01-19 Gerald R Ford

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A020

    1. 1977-01-12 Gerald R Ford

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A021

    1. 1978-01-09 Jimmy Carter

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A022

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

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A023

    1. 1981-02-18 Ronald Reagan

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    1. 1982-01-26 Ronald Reagan

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    1. 1983-01-25 Ronald Reagan

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A026

    1. 1984-01-25 Ronald Reagan

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A027

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

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A028

    1. 1987-01-27 Ronald Reagan

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A029

    1. 1988-01-25 Ronald Reagan

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A030

    1. 1989-02-09 George HW Bush

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    1. 1990-01-31 George HW Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A032

    1. 1991-01-29 George HW Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A033

    1. 1992-01-28 George HW Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A034

    1. 1993-02-17 William J Clinton

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A035

    1. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A036

    1. 1994-01-25 William J Clinton

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A037

    1. 1996-01-23 William J Clinton

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A038

    1. 1997-02-04 William J Clinton

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A039

    1. 2001-02-27 George W Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A040

    1. 2002-01-29 George W Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A041

    1. 2003-01-28 George W Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A042

    1. 2004-01-20 George W Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A043

    1. 2005-02-02 George W Bush

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    1. 2006-01-31 George W Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A045

    1. 2007-01-23 George W Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A046

    1. 2008-01-28 George W Bush

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A047

    1. 2009-02-21 Barak Obama

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A048

    1. 2011-01-25 Barack Obama

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A049

    1. 2012-01-24 Barack Obama

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A050

    1. 2013-02-12 Barack Obama

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A051

    1. 2014-01-28 Barack Obama

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A052

    1. 2015-01-20 Barack Obama

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A053

    1. 2016-01-12 Barack Obama

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A054

    1. 2017-02-28 Donald Trump

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    State of the Union Addresses Disc A055

    1. 2021-04-28 Joe Biden

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