President George Washington, State Of The Union

The First State Of The Union Address

The first State of the Union address was held by President George Washington on January 8, 1790 at a session of Congress in New York. The state of North Caroline has rejected the draft federal constitution in 1788 due to it not having a Bill of Rights. In George Washington’s speech, he congratulated the state of North Carolina for joining the federal republic on November 1789.