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State of the Union-- What would your address be?

Memorable Words

The annual State of the Union address gives the president a chance to formally address Congress on his priorities for the year — but it’s also a chance to make history. Here are a few memorable quotes from previous addresses:


“ In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free—honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. ” - Abraham Lincoln, Dec. 1, 1862


“In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jan. 6, 1941


"We need to teach our kids that it's not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair. We need to teach them that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline."

- Barack Obama, Jan. 25, 2011


Because when we act together, there is nothing the United States of America can’t achieve.” - Barack Obama, Jan. 24, 2012