July 4, 2013
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“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America ...” New Americans say these words for the first time at naturalization ceremonies around the country. On July 4th at Seattle Center, more than 500 candidates originating from Angola to Zambia will recite them together in the largest daytime Independence Day observance in the Northwest.
Try to correctly answer these three sample U.S. citizenship test questions:
1. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
2. In what document is the Freedom of Speech found?
3. What do the stars on the U.S. flag represent?
Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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Celebrate our nation’s independence while congratulating new U.S. citizens at the Naturalization Ceremony, the largest daytime Independence Day observance in the Northwest. Enjoy music and honor a naturalized citizen, who has made outstanding contributions to their adopted country - the United States, while maintaining his or her ethnic heritage.
But most of all, join the Ethnic Heritage Council and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, plus other elected officials and share an experience of a lifetime welcoming these new citizens. Produced by the Ethnic Heritage Council, Seattle Center and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
On July 4, the 29th Annual Naturalization Ceremony will be held at Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. The public is encouraged to attend and admission is free.
Answer 1: July 4, 1776
Answer 2: The Bill of Rights
Answer 3: One star for each state