State of the union address 2003

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The State of the Union Address

"Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: As we gather tonight..." The voice of President Bush ranged clearly and loudly in the hall as he began his second State of the Union address. During the first month of every year since 1913, the President of the United States has presented his State of the Union message in the Capitol Building, stirring up millions of Americans from all over the United States. Article 2 Section 3 of the Constitution mandates that the President does this, for it is his duty to report information to Congress about the state of the Union. All members of Congress and the Cabinet must be present at this event except for one member of the Cabinet. This member shall take over as president if something shall happen to the Capitol and the attendants inside.

The State of the Union address is a very serious and important speech. George W. Bush, now as the President of the United States, has given his State of the Union message like the preceding presidents.

Confronting challenges for the future growth of the United States and its relationship with Iraq, President Bush delivered his second State of the Union message before Congress on January 28, 2003. In his assertive speech on Tuesday night, Bush confidently voiced his future plans for the U.S. economy and its preparations for the upcoming war. He boldly declares that the United States will not hesitate to attack Iraq unless its leader, Saddam Hussein, disarms immediately. "We will consult, but let there be no misunderstanding: If Saddam Hussein does not fully disarm, for the safety of our people, and for the peace of the world, we will lead a coalition...