Did you know that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was established to stop the Metis uprising in 1873? Prime Minister Macdonald started the force to pacify the western Canadian citizens and help them negotiate with the Metis people. At that point in time, they were called the North West Mounted Police. They established many military forts, including Fort Calgary and Fort Macleod, which are now major Canadian cities. Regina, Saskatchewan, is their current headquarters, and today they are one of Canada's most beloved and best-known symbols. They are often referred to as the "Mounties" for short. Some of Canada's favorite heroes, including Major General Sir Sam Steele, were originally Mounties.
Can You Pass this Canadian Citizenship Test?
1. Which monarch would you swear allegiance to if you were taking the Canadian Citizenship Oath today?
|King George||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Prince William||Prince Harry|
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