Here’s What President Obama Said

Last night, President Obama delivered the final State of the Union address of his presidency.

Watch his final State of the Union address:

He wasn’t focused on our past — he was focused on our future. He spoke about how America’s unique strengths as a nation give us everything we need to build a better future for generations to come.

“That’s the America I know. That’s the country we love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Undaunted by challenge. Optimistic that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. That’s what makes me so hopeful about our future. I believe in change because I believe in you, the American people.”

Read the full speech.

You can read the full text of President Obama’s speech on, Medium, and Facebook. For more, check out past annotated State of the Union addresses to see the progress we’ve made over the past seven years.