1800 State of the Union Address

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The 1800 State of the Union Address was given by John Adams, the second President of the United States, on Tuesday, November 11, 1800, to a joint session of the 6th United States Congress. It was the first State of the Union Address delivered at the new United States Capitol in Washington, D.C..

Delivered in the Senate chamber, Adams began his speech by congratulating members on their new seat of government and—pointedly—"on the prospect of a residence not to be changed." He added, optimistically, "Although there is some cause to apprehend that accommodations are not now so complete as might be wished, yet there is great reason to believe that this inconvenience will cease with the present session." This would be the last annual message any president would personally deliver to Congress for the next 113 years.[1][2]


  1. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Senate document "The Senate Moves to Washington". Retrieved on August 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Adams, John (November 11, 1800). "Fourth Annual Address to Congress". Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project, Santa Barbara, California. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
Preceded by
1799 State of the Union Address
State of the Union addresses
Succeeded by
1801 State of the Union Address