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View Resource Presidential State of Union Addresses

For Internauts interested in historical perspective, a selected archive of State of the Union messages of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, along with a complete archive of messages from 1913 is available at the Northwestern University Political Science site.
View Resource Presidents: Inaugural Addresses, State of the Nation/Union, Farewell Addresses

And Annual Messages/State of the Nation Messages are available for the years 1790-1836 (Washington-Jackson) at George Welling's magnificent "From Revolution to Reconstruction and What Happened Afterwards" site (discussed in the February 9, 1996 Scout Report).
View Resource The state of our union is the strongest it has ever been

Last night, President Clinton delivered his final State of the Union address. Crafted in partnership with Democratic members of Congress, the very ambitious address was a veritable laundry list of new initiatives and expanded programs, totalling hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending. Coming in at 89 minutes and interrupted 128 times by applause, the speech was the longest State of the...
View Resource G. Robert Vincent Voice Library

Maintained by the Michigan State University Libraries, this site offers selections from the largest academic voice library in the nation. Unfortunately, the site offers only a fraction of the library's more than 50,000 voices ranging over 100 years. Still, users can access excerpts from the speeches of over a dozen presidents, including Warren G. Harding coining the phrase "America First,"...
View Resource American Rhetoric

The power of the spoken word, especially when well-delivered and articulated, is immense; and this archive of speeches and rhetoric, developed and maintained by Michael E. Eidenmuller, (an assistant professor of communications at the University of Texas at Tyler) is an excellent way to delve into this subject. The core of the site is a truly comprehensive online speech bank that contains over 5000...
View Resource State of the Union

Upon hearing about a site dedicated to State of the Union speeches, the eyes (and mousse) of some gentle readers may gravitate elsewhere. That would be a tremendous mistake in the case of this fine site, which presents graphical representations of how specific words have been used in these speeches over the years. Created by Brad Borevitz, the site draws on a number of open resources available on...