If you’ve ever watched one of these you’ve seen all the grandiosity that goes into the event, and that’s not even including the speech. The president enters, shakes hands and then delivers what turns out to be a speech of about an hour in length.
But it hasn’t always been that way. In fact, many presidents never delivered a speech at all. How did they swing that?
Turns out, the constitution isn’t very specific about this annual event. Over the years, presidents have added their own little twists to the State of the Union, which, as it turns out, hasn’t even always been called the State of the Union.
You can catch President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9pm EST. Do I really need to tell you a channel? You’re probably gonna be mad when you find out your favorite show isn’t on. Anyway, check this out. 20 Fun Facts about the State of the Union Address that you probably didn’t know. Read onward, and tomorrow when your kid asks you some questions about what’s going down, you can sound like a genius.
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