State Of The Union Addresses Past

PHOTO: Joe Biden, Barack Obama and John Boehner
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To mark President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, we take a look back at past presidents' speeches.

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VIDEO: The president urges Congress to pass his plan for creating jobs.
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Obama: A Rising Middle Class Should Be 'North Star'

The president urges Congress to pass his plan for creating jobs.

VIDEO: State of the Union 1960: "We live in a divided world of uneasy equilibrium."
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Eisenhower Reviews Prospect for Peace

State of the Union 1960: "We live in a divided world of uneasy equilibrium."

1961: President Kennedy discusses the recession and unemployment in his address.
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Jan. 30, 1961: JFK's Full State of the Union

1961: President John F. Kennedy discusses the recession and unemployment then at the top of the American agenda.

VIDEO: State of the Union 1965: President Johnson lays out plan to attack poverty.
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Jan. 4, 1965: LBJ: 'Road to the Great Society'

President Lyndon B. Johnson lays out plan to attack poverty.

VIDEO: Nixon State of the Union 1974
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Jan. 30, 1974: Nixon Addresses Watergate Burglary

State of the Union 1974: President Richard Nixon says he will cooperate with the investigation. He resisted, and finally resigned the presidency in August.

VIDEO: State of the Union 1975: President Ford on unemployment and the federal deficit.
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Jan. 15, 1975: Ford's State of the Union

State of the Union 1975: President Gerald Ford on unemployment and the federal deficit.

VIDEO: State of the Union 1979: President Carter introduces a national health plan.
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Jan. 23, 1979: Carter's Plan to Control Inflation

State of the Union 1979: President Jimmy Carter calls for a national health plan.

VIDEO: State of the Union 1990: Bush addresses immigration, economy and freedom.
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Bush Reflects on the American Dream

State of the Union 1990: George H.W. Bush on immigration, economy and freedom.

VIDEO: State of the Union 1994: Clinton pushes for universal health care coverage.
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Clinton on Health Care Bill

State of the Union 1994: Bill Clinton pushes for universal health care coverage. His effort would fail; universal coverage was not passed until the Obama administration.

VIDEO: State of the Union 1996: President says economy is healthiest in three decades.
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Clinton: 'The Era of Big Government Is Over'

State of the Union 1996: President Clinton said the economy was the healthiest it had been in three decades.

VIDEO: President Bush delivers the State of the Union Address in 2002.
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Bush Coins the Term 'Axis of Evil'

In the first State of the Union address after the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush speaks to Congress in 2002.

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