Why is there a State of the Union address?
Likewise, people ask, what is the purpose of the State of the Union address?
The State of the Union Message is a message from the President to Congress, usually given once a year in January or February. In the message, the President talks about important issues facing Americans and offers his ideas on solving the nation's problems, including suggestions for new laws and policies.
Likewise, how many State of the Union addresses are there? Trump's 2020 address, there have been a total of 97 in-person Annual Messages/State of the Union Addresses. Since President Woodrow Wilson's 1913 address, there have been a total of 85 in-person addresses.
Also question is, what is the main idea or message of the 2020 State of the Union?
The address, heralded by Trump as "the great American comeback", primarily focused on national security, the economy, health care, and foreign policy while avoiding topics such as environmental policy and climate change, the Mueller investigation, and his impeachment trial, which was expected to conclude the next day.
What was the longest State of the Union address?
It was the longest State of the Union address in recorded history at 1 hour and 28 minutes. This State of the Union address is notable for being the first since Reagan's 1986 State of the Union Address that all 9 members of the Supreme Court were absent.