字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント the Constitution says the president will, from time to time give Congress information on the state of the union. Presidents give annual State of the Union speech is in January or February unless they have been in office less than a year and presumably don't really know the union state. Then it's a speech to a joint session of Congress not called a State of the Union address. Early presidents sent a written report to Congress. Modern presidents deliver the message in person. Early messages were administrative reports. Now they rally support for presidential priorities.