500 new citizens sworn in during naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center

SEATTLE — More than 500 new citizens of the United States of America were sworn in during a naturalization ceremony at the Seattle Center on Tuesday.

Flags waved in the air at Fisher Pavilion throughout the July 4th ceremony. U.S. Circuit Court Judge Richard C. Tallman, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and  Gov. Jay Inslee attended the event, welcoming the new citizens.

To become a U.S. citizen, people must meet eligibility requirements and go through the naturalization process. One of the requirements is taking the United States Naturalization test. Here are three of the questions on that test.

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?

On Tuesday, people from nearly 70 countries took the Oath of Allegiance in Seattle's event, which is the largest daytime Independence Day observance in the Northwest.

Seattle Center, City of Seattle and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services co-present the Naturalization Ceremony, held annually at Seattle Center for the past 33 years.



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