State of the Union Address: March 1, 2022


Melanie Montanez '24

Annually, the president explains the future of the United States to the people through the State of the Union Address. The stability of the United States is discussed, reassuring Americans of a bright future. The 2022 State of the Union Address occurred on March 1st. President Joe Biden discussed numerous issues and plans for legislation for the United States, including the horrible condition of Ukrainians under Russian rule. Of course, the issue of the COVID-19 virus was mentioned when President Biden discussed ways for the country to remain open while also keeping the lives of Americans safe. This year’s State of the Union was the first in-person address in years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, President Biden discussed his plan for improving the American economy. Lately, inflation in the economy has caused anger and frustration among Americans. In the State of the Union, President Biden discussed his plan to lower inflation: “Lower your costs, not your wages.” Named the “building a better American,” this plan aims to lower inflation and close the gap between the rich and the poor (2022 State of the Union Address). 

  Talking about huge changes, this State of the Union Address made history. This year was the “first time two women sat behind the president during the State of the Union” (Nakamura). Another change is occurring within the Supreme Court System. Through the State of the Union Address 2022, President Biden honored Justice John Brewer, thanking him for his services in the country. President Biden also introduced his nominee for the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown. With a few months into the year, it’s going to be interesting whether any of these ideas or plans are going to go into effect. Either way, let’s hope that Americans have a bright future ahead. 


If you want to read the whole transcript of the 2022 State of the Union go to:  


Works Cited

“2022 State of the Union Address.” The White House, The United States Government, 3 Mar. 2022,

Nakamura, Amy. “Onpolitics: Here’s What You Missed during Biden’s State of the Union.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 2 Mar. 2022,

“Remarks of President Joe Biden – State of the Union Address as Prepared for Delivery.” The White House, The United States Government, 2 Mar. 2022,