1790 State of the Union Address

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This State of the Union Address was given on January 8, 1790, during the first term of George Washington. It was the first annual address given by a president. It was given in New York City. The first President felt, "great satisfaction from a cooperation with you in the pleasing though arduous task of insuring to our fellow citizens the blessings which they have a right to expect from a free, efficient, and equal government."[1]