On February 15, 1965, Canada adopted its iconic maple-leaf flag. Canada is a part of the British Commonwealth of Nations, and prior to the adoption of the new flag, it featured a British flag, or Union Jack, in its upper left corner. By the 1960s, most citizens wanted to have a flag that symbolized Canadian, not British, identity. The symbol chosen was an 11-point leaf from the maple tree—common throughout the country.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry capital Noun
city where a region's government is located.
Encyclopedic Entry: capital commonwealth Noun
self-governing territory affiliated with the United States, used for Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.
event or symbol representing a belief, nation, or community.
how a person defines themselves, or how others define them.
having to do with the government or people of a country.
before or ahead of.
to represent an object, idea, organization, or geographical region.
Union Jack Noun
the flag of the United Kingdom, combining the flags of Ireland, England, and Scotland. Also called the Union flag.