The First State of the Union Address Susan Stamberg travels back in time -- in a manner of speaking -- for a re-creation of George Washington's first State of the Union Address. "Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness," Washington advised "...every valuable end of government is best answered by the enlightened confidence of the people."

The First State of the Union Address

The First State of the Union Address

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Susan Stamberg travels back in time — in a manner of speaking — for a re-creation of George Washington's first State of the Union Address. "Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness," Washington advised "...every valuable end of government is best answered by the enlightened confidence of the people."