<p>FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington as Vice Presient Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen. Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, a battle-hardened President Barack Obama will look straight past Congress and to the American people in his final State of the Union address, aiming to define his presidency and his legacy before others can do it for him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)</p>
Posted at 3:25 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated2016-01-12 18:49:35-05
President Barack Obama will deliver his seventh and final State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening. It is expected that Obama will highlight the progress the United States has made since he took office in 2009.
While presidents typically try to use their final State of the Union speech to reinforce their legacy, Obama has hinted taking a different path during Tuesday's speech, which will be aired by all of the major broadcast networks.
The address will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern, with a rebuttal from South Carolina Republican Governor Nikki Haley immediately following Obama's address.