Need a chuckle? Watch our friends at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site recite some of Van Buren's 1837 address. (If you're interested in steamboats and post offices, this speech is for you!)
Have you ever wondered what Martin Van Buren would say in a State of the Union address?
Probably not. But we are going to show you anyway!
In the days before email and easily accessible online reports, speeches such as the #SOTU seemed less symbolic and heavier on detail. Van Buren’s 1837 address is a whopping 11,452 words and reading it straight through would take the average person about 70 minutes. So, we’ve taken the liberty of reading some of our favorite (i.e. most unintentionally funny) passages.
Enjoy some of Van Buren’s best run-on sentences, wild topic changes, and precise facts and figures. Plus, a lot of information about the post office. A lot. #SOTU1837