President Obama got the biggest laugh of the evening when he said "I have no more campaigns to run" before ad-libbing "I know because I won both of them".
President Obama has appealed to lawmakers to create a "better politics" and to see over partisanship to start "rebuilding trust".
He said that he knows Congress contains "good people ... on both sides of the aisle" and urged them to recognise their similarities:
A better politics is one where we debate without demonising each other; where we talk issues, and values, and principles, and facts, rather than “gotcha” moments, or trivial gaffes, or fake controversies that have nothing to do with people’s daily lives.
President Obama has said it is "time to finish the job" and close the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba.
He said: "Since I’ve been President, we’ve worked responsibly to cut the population of GTMO in half."
"I will not relent in my determination to shut it down," he added.
President Barack Obama made clear that he has not forgotten the debate over Internet privacy ignited by the recent hacking of Sony Corp. He said:
No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families, especially our kids ...
I urge this Congress to finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat of cyber-attacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children’s information.
If we don’t act, we’ll leave our nation and our economy vulnerable.
President Obama has said that the shift in policy towards Cuba has the "potential to end a legacy of mistrust in our hemisphere".
"When what you’re doing doesn’t work for fifty years, it’s time to try something new," he said.
President Obama has said that American leadership is "stopping ISIL’s advance" in Syria and Iraq.
He stressed that the effort "will take time" and called on Congress to pass a "resolution to authorise the use of force" against Islamic State.
President Obama has said in his State of the Union speech that the US reserves the "right to act unilaterally" against terrorists:
We stand united with people around the world who’ve been targeted by terrorists – from a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris.
We will continue to hunt down terrorists and dismantle their networks, and we reserve the right to act unilaterally, as we’ve done relentlessly since I took office to take out terrorists who pose a direct threat to us and our allies.
President Obama is laying out the tenets of what he has dubbed "middle class economics".
He is talking about the need for childcare, maternity and paternity leave, seven days' paid sick leave, equal pay for women and the minimum wage.
"These ideas will make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of families," he said.
You can read the full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech here.
President Obama has started his State of the Union speech saying that America is both economically and militarily stronger than it has been for years.
"It has been and still is a hard time for many, but tonight we turn the page," he said.
He added: "The shadow of crisis has passed and the state of the union is strong".