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State of the Union

Before being coined "State of the Union" in the 1930s, what was the original name of the president's annual message?

A. Presidential Address
B. Congressional Message
C. Annual Message for Congress
D. President's Annual Message to Congress

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Answer: D. 

For many years, the State of the Union Address was referred to as "the President's Annual Message to Congress". The term "State of the Union" was first used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, and became formally used in 1947. Learn more about SOTU here.

Source: Wikipedia





Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Jan 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM


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