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by Wade Leonard 6th Period


A is for America

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The name America comes from Spanish explorer, Amerigo Vespucci


B is for Britain

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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

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The name Canada is derived from the old Huron word, kanata, meaning our village.


D is for Diana, Princess of Wales

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The wife of Prince Charles was an icon, noted for her compassion, style, charisma, and high-profile charity work.


E is for English

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English is the main language of The United States, Canada, and England.


F is for French

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French is also considered the main language in Quebec, Canada. There is also great French influence in Canada.


G is for Geography

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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

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Prince Harry is the son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the younger brother of Prince William.


I is for Ireland

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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

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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

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Unlike the United States’ legislative branch, the legislature of Great Britain and Canada is made up of a parliament.


M is for Monarchy

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The British Monarchy is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, and its overseas territories, such as Canada.


N is for Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canada’s most populous province. The capital is Halifax.


O is for Ontario

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Ontario is the second largest province in Canada, and most populous. Its capitol is Toronto.


P is for Prime Minister

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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 Canada’s.


Q is for Queen Elizabeth II

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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

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Canadian-born singer Shania Twain is a renowned country/ pop musician.


T is for the Titanic

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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

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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

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The Vikings were the first European people to set foot in North America.


W is for William, Duke of Cambridge

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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

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The xylograph was the first form of writing and printing used in Canada, which expanding communication rapidly.


Y is for Yorkshire

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Yorkshire is the largest county in England‌and the name of a dog. :)


Z is for Zinc

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Canada is the world’s largest producer of zinc.


ABC: America, Britain, and Canada