State of the Union Address

In the first State of the Union address delivered to America at war in nearly twenty years, President Bush attempted to reassure the nation… read more

In the first State of the Union address delivered to America at war in nearly twenty years, President Bush attempted to reassure the nation that the U.S. will win the war in the Persian Gulf as well as overcome domestic economic problems. Referring to the years leading up to World War Two in which the United States wrestled with issues of appeasement and isolationism, the president spoke of the necessity for resolution and courage to Americans already wary of a possibly lengthy involvement in the Persian Gulf. On the domestic front, President Bush promised to put the recession “behind us” and resume “the largest peacetime economic expansion in history.” His speech touched on the Soviet occupation of Baltic states; however, he made it clear he did not want to forsake the working relationship the United States and the Soviet Union had achieved before the latest series of crises. Mr. Bush discussed health care initiatives, political initiatives including the elimination of political action committees, and a possible compromise in the capital gains cut. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
16070-1
Category:
Joint Session of Congress
Format:
Address
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 29, 1991
Last Aired:
Feb 24, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jan 29, 1991 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 29, 1991 | 11:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 30, 1991 | 6:42am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 03, 1991 | 9:25am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 23, 2009 | 10:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2009 | 3:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2009 | 7:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
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