President Obama's Address to Congress is a speech to the joint session of Congress that took place on February 24th, 2009. During this speech, President Obama reassured United States citizens that America will recover from an economic crisis and rise back to a strong status. He addresses the battles that the U.S. has faced economically, while keeping the tone positive and hopeful. Through his address to congress, President Obama encourages Americans by telling them that the future is bright. He relates to the need of citizens while presenting optimistic ideas for future success. With his address to Congress, the President presents his understanding of current conditions, yet offers the hope that everything needed to rise above the current struggle of the economy is within the grasp of United States citizens. President Barack Obama delivers his speech while accompanied by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.