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State of the Union Address

February 6, 2013

President Obama will deliver the State of the Union on February 12. The House and Senate assemble in the House Chamber for a Joint Session of Congress to hear the president. Tune to C-SPAN to watch the Senators parade from the Senate chamber to the House chamber, watch the cabinet enter, led by the new Secretary of State and senior cabinet officer, John Kerry, and see the First Lady enter in the gallery. You can see what members come early to claim the coveted aisle seats in this and past years. Then watch and listen as the president gives his speech.

You can view past State of the Union addresses in the C-SPAN Video Library at this link. You can clip and share portions of this and past speeches. Journalist Ryan Beckwith used the Video Library to compile references to immigration in past speeches. You can see his work here. Using the clipping and sharing tools of the C-SPAN Video Library you can do what he did and create your own clips to illustrate the point you want to make. The C-SPAN Video Library makes this possible.

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