January 20, 2015 7:38 AM EST

President Obama will give his seventh annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, giving a temperature reading of the nation before both Houses of Congress and a TV audience of millions.

The speech is a platform for the president to give a progress report of how the country has fared over the past year, and to set out plans for the coming one.

It is also a good indicator of how the president and the country have changed from year to year. Watch this compilation of five years of Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Write to Arpita Aneja at arpita.aneja@time.com.

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