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Article 2, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution--President to Deliver State of the Union Address

Posted by attorney Rixon Rafter

Many people today use the Constitution of the United States of America as the keystone to their political beliefs. Unfortunately, very few have actually read the Constitution, fewer still have developed an understanding as to what the Constitution is and is not. What follows is the exact wording of the Constitution, without analysis—just the words the Founding Fathers agreed to after much debate, rancor, and horse trading.

Article 2, Section. 3.

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States."

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