In most SOTU's, the share of accomplishment recognition and the presentation of possible future policy changes are split evenly. However, in President Trump's case, he spoke for a total of 80 minutes, focusing solely on the past year's accomplishments until approximately the 60 minute mark. As well as focusing on the achievements, Trump also made sure to focus on his triumph over Obama regulations. What does this mean? That Trump wants to counter and eliminate any and all regulations and programs put into place by Obama. He continued to focus on that elimination within his speech.
When President Trump addressed the changes he would like to see, there were several topics that stood out. Included were topics such as immigration, addressing the issue of standing for the national anthem, and focusing on his 'America First' mindset. With regards to policy, he wants to keep Guantanamo Bay open, has promised to lower the cost of prescription drugs, and is also looking to rebuild America's nuclear weapons arsenal.
There was, however, a topic he surprisingly left out: Russia. He only mentioned the country once in regards to our country's ongoing anti-terrorism efforts. However, there is still a very large controversial issue looming in regards to the President's involvement with Russia that could potentially have devastating effects on the White House.
Finally, worthy of note, President Trump made several references to individuals among the audience. In total there were 16. Each with its own excerpt and memorable story. These stories served to connect him back to the American people. However, it's too soon to tell whether the American people will truly see the changes that our country needs take shape through President Trump's leadership.