A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Securities and Exchange Commission
Security Mom
Self Incrimination
Senate
Separation of Church and State
Separation of Powers
Session
Settlement
Sheriff
Signing Statements
Single Member District
Slavery
Soccer Mom
Social Democracy
Solar Energy
Solicitor
Solicitor General
Sovereign Immunity
Speaker of the House
Special Interest
Special Prosecutor
Standard of Proof
Stare Decisis
State
State Court
State of the Union Speech
States Rights
Statute
Stem Cells
Stocks
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Straw Man
Straw Poll or Straw Vote
Strict Scrutiny
Subsidy
Subversive
Summary Opinion
Supply Side Economics
Supremacy Clause
Supreme Court
Swing Voters
State of the Union Speech
During his or her term, the President must report to Congress about how things are going in the country. Every President from Jefferson to Taft fulfilled this duty with a written statement submitted to Congress. But in 1913, President Wilson resumed President Washington’s practice of directly addressing a joint session of Congress. This “State of the Union” speech, a tradition which continues to this day, usually occurs in January or February each year.


www.justicelearning.org, The United States Constitution, what it says, what it means, A Hip Pocket Guide (Oxford University Press)