To mark President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, we take a look back at past presidents' speeches.
|Obama: A Rising Middle Class Should Be 'North Star'|
The president urges Congress to pass his plan for creating jobs.
|Eisenhower Reviews Prospect for Peace|
State of the Union 1960: "We live in a divided world of uneasy equilibrium."
|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.
|Jan. 4, 1965: LBJ: 'Road to the Great Society'|
President Lyndon B. Johnson lays out plan to attack poverty.
|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.
|Jan. 15, 1975: Ford's State of the Union|
State of the Union 1975: President Gerald Ford on unemployment and the federal deficit.
|Jan. 23, 1979: Carter's Plan to Control Inflation|
State of the Union 1979: President Jimmy Carter calls for a national health plan.
|Bush Reflects on the American Dream|
State of the Union 1990: George H.W. Bush on immigration, economy and freedom.
|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.
|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.