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.

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

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