The 1985 State of the Union address was given by President Ronald Reagan to a joint session of the 99th United States Congress on February 6, 1985. The speech was the first State of the Union address of President Reagan's second term, and his fifth altogether. He stated, "Our progress began not in Washington, DC, but in the hearts of our families, communities, workplaces, and voluntary groups which, together, are unleashing the invincible spirit of one great nation under God." He believed that volunteerism was a key element to the American community.
The speech lasted approximately 40 minutes and consisted of 4,955 words. The address was broadcast live on radio and television.
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- (full transcript), The American Presidency Project, UC Santa Barbara.
- Full video and audio, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia.
- 1985 State of the Union Address (video) at C-SPAN
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