45th Annual Naturalization Keynote

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In this July 4 naturalization ceremony speech at Monticello, actor Sam Waterson gives what he calls a “graduation address,” encouraging the new citizens in the audience to help America explore the future. He argues that individuals, as part of the “people,” need to participate in the process of government, and should make their voices heard when it comes to the major issues facing the country.

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