In his last State of the Union, President Obama reflected on the past seven years in office, speaking on topics including climate change, gun control, immigration and income inequality, January 12, 2016. ""That's the America I know. That's the country we love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Undaunted by challenge. Optimistic that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word," Obama said. "That's what makes me so hopeful about our future. Because of you. I believe in you. That's why I stand here confident that the State of our Union is strong," he forcefully concluded in his speech.
In this photo, Obama smiles as he begins his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington as Vice President Joe Biden (L, rear) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R, rear) look on.