by Wade Leonard 6th Period
A is for America
The name America comes from Spanish explorer, Amerigo Vespucci
B is for Britain
The name Britain comes from the Roman word Britannia, which comes from the old Irish name for the present-day United Kingdom, Pretani.
C is for Canada
The name Canada is derived from the old Huron word, kanata, meaning our village.
D is for Diana, Princess of Wales
The wife of Prince Charles was an icon, noted for her compassion, style, charisma, and high-profile charity work.
E is for English
English is the main language of The United States, Canada, and England.
F is for French
French is also considered the main language in Quebec, Canada. There is also great French influence in Canada.
G is for Geography
Canada is located in North America above the United States, and the United Kingdom is an island north of Europe.
H is for Harry, Prince of Wales
Prince Harry is the son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the younger brother of Prince William.
I is for Ireland
Ireland was once under British rule. After Irish independence, six countries in Northern Ireland remained loyal to the United Kingdom.
J is for Jessie J
British pop singer that has made her way to the US, Jessie J, is the “Price Tag” hit-maker who debuted her first album last month in the Americas, and earlier this year in the UK.
K is for King George
King George III was the ruler of Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolutionary War and Napoleonic Wars.
L is for Legislature
Unlike the United Statesâ€™ legislative branch, the legislature of Great Britain and Canada is made up of a parliament.
M is for Monarchy
The British Monarchy is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, and its overseas territories, such as Canada.
N is for Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canadaâ€™s most populous province. The capital is Halifax.
O is for Ontario
Ontario is the second largest province in Canada, and most populous. Its capitol is Toronto.
P is for Prime Minister
A prime minister is the presiding member of a parliamentary system of government. The Prime Minister of The United Kingdom is David Cameron, and Stephen Harper is Canadaâ€™s.
Q is for Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of the United Kingdom and Canada, among fourteen other sovereign states.
R is for the RCMP
The Royal Canadian Mountain Police, also known as “Mounties,” are the national police force of Canada.
S is for Shania Twain
Canadian-born singer Shania Twain is a renowned country/ pop musician.
T is for the Titanic
The Titanic was a British passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City.
U is for the UK
The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed by a constitutional monarchy and parliament. It is made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
V is for Vikings
The Vikings were the first European people to set foot in North America.
W is for William, Duke of Cambridge
Recently wed, Prince William, is the son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the next in line for the throne.
X is for Xylograph
The xylograph was the first form of writing and printing used in Canada, which expanding communication rapidly.
Y is for Yorkshire
Yorkshire is the largest county in Englandâ€Śand the name of a dog. :)
Z is for Zinc
Canada is the worldâ€™s largest producer of zinc.