The 2000 State of the Union

“My fellow Americans, we have crossed the bridge we built to the 21st century. Now, we must shape a 21st century American revolution of opportunity, responsibility, and community.”  - President Clinton

President Clinton delivers his final State of the Union address

On January 27, 2000, President Clinton delivering his final Address before a Joint Session of the Congress on the State of the Union in the House Chamber

State of the Union Address Revised Draft Outline

This draft outline for the 2000 State of the Union Address contains handwritten comments. These handwritten comments show the assignments for the various speechwriters.

Terry Edmonds worked as Director of Speechwriting for the 2000 State of the Union. His files contain background (including the final SOTUs of previous Presidents), calendars, correspondence, drafts, outlines, and schedules.

Learn more about the 2000 State of the Union on YouTube and from this transcript.