"Together we have cleared away the rubble of crisis," said President Obama. "We can say that the state of our union is stronger."
The president touched on topics ranging from education to strengthening the middle class during his Tuesday speech. However, the main focus was the economy.
"It is our generations task to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth," said the president.
In Tuesday night's speech, President Obama proposed to raise minimum wage to nine dollars per hour, and to spend $50 billion fixing the nation's infrastructure.
"The American people don't expect government to solve every problem. They don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue," President Obama said. "But they do expect us to put the nation's interest before party."
Republicans shot back after the speech. Florida Senator Marco Rubio addressed the nation for the GOP's response. He says the president's plan will hurt the middle class since it'll call for more deficit spending and tax hikes.