President Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address on Jan. 30, 2018. The Constitution requires that presidents give periodic reports to Congress. The speech typically highlights a president’s accomplishments and looks ahead to the future. This year, Trump is expected to take credit for the record-high stock market, the low unemployment rate and recent tax reform legislation passed by Congress in December. This Lowdown lesson provides an overview of six likely topics of this year’s State of the Union and invites students to consider their own opinions of these issues.