Article II, Sec. 3, of the U.S. Constitution requires that, "The President shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."
George Washington gave the first State of the Union Address in 1790.
While the Constitution specifies no time, date, place, or frequency for the Address, Presidents usually deliver it in late January, soon after Congress has re-convened.
Last night President Obama delivered his third State of the Union Address. Patch wants to know how you thought he did. Vote in today's poll and feel free to elaborate in the comments section.
This poll is shared across 10 Patch sites in South Central CT.