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The State of the Union through the years

Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Franklin D. Roosevelt giving his 1943 State of the Union address on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)
John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy giving his 1962 State of the Union address. (Associated Press)
Lyndon B. Johnson
President Lyndon B. Johnson giving his 1966 State of the Union address. (Associated Press)
Richard Nixon
President Richard Nixon giving his 1974 State of the Union address. (Associated Press)
Ronald Reagan
President Reagan receiving applause before making his 1983 State of the Union address. (Bob Daugherty / Associated Press)
Lenny Skutnik
Lenny Skutnik, center front, the man who jumped into the Potomac River and saved one of the passengers aboard a Air Florida jetliner that crashed, receives applause during the 1982 State of the Union. Skutnik’s name became synonymous with guests of the president after President Reagan invited him to attend his annual address. (Associated Press)
Stacks of legislation
President Reagan holds up a 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, part of a total package weighing 43 pounds, which the president said was two months late from Congress, during his State of the Union address. (Bob Daugherty / Associated Press)
Bipartisan handshake
President Clinton shakes hands with House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) as Vice President Al Gore left, applauds, before giving his State of the Union address. (Greg Gibson / Associated Press)
Applause for Clinton
President Clinton gives his 1999 State of the Union address. (Doug Mills / AP)
State of the Union finger wag
President Clinton gives his 1999 State of the Union address. (Win Macnamee / Associated Press)
George W. Bush
President George W. Bush is applauded before delivering his 2002 State of the Union address. (Luke Frazza / AFP)
Thumbs-up
President Obama walks down the center aisle greeting members of Congress on his way to deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. (Tim Sloan / EPA)
Barack Obama
President Obama delivers his 2011 State of the Union address. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
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