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    with an unconventional system of measurement? It is for this and many other reasons why the U.S.A should convert to the metric system. The metric system is a multinational unit of measurement in both the real world and the science field. It is not only renowned but also easier to use overall. Ultimately, the time for the metric system has finally come for the good of America. The metric system is the standard in 95% of the world and would be beneficial for today's Americans. Firstly, according to the World Trade Organization (W.T.O), China was the world’s leading merchandise trader in 2014-15.…

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    “There are two types of countries in this world. Those who use the metric system, and those that have been to the moon.” Although I can’t remember where I found this quote, it immediately popped into my head when I thought of the metric system in the US. Like many ideas now a days, this one is highly debated. In fact since the time of Thomas Jefferson in 1789, the use of the metric system in the US has been a very popular idea. The metric system comes with its advantages, and its disadvantages.…

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    they use the metric system of measurement. The Metric System is a measurement system that is based on the number 10 and used in most countries including most of Europe, Japan, China, and many other nations. The United States uses the Standard system. The Metric system uses degrees Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. For example, zero degrees Celsius is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the freezing temperature of water. That is not the only difference between the two, though. Distance measurement…

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    should finally make the switch to the metric system General Purpose: To persuade. Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that the U.S. should finally make the switch to the metric system. Central Idea: The metric system is an easy to learn measuring and weighing system that is used by all countries in the world except for the U.S. and two others. Introduction When I started preparing myself for this speech I asked some of my soccer team mates to explain to me the relationship between…

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    benefits of having all measurements in metric rather than in a combination of standard and metric? There are many benefits to working in metric rather than standard measure. Currently the United States is the only industrialized nation that does not use the metric system. Thus, we would be in compliance with the rest of the world. Also, it is very easy to make conversions in the metric system, you simply move the decimal point to the right or to the left. In addition, metric measure is used in…

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    use the metric system, except Burma, Liberia, and the United States. Gabriel Mouton is the “father” of the International System of Units because he proposed the idea of the decimal system of measurement in 1670. The decimal system was an easy concept to comprehend, and throughout many years scientists would revise his work and make it better. During the French Revolution in 1790, the National Assembly of France requested the French Academy of Sciences to create a new system of measurements that…

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    Should Switch to the Metric System Why should we switch to the metric system here in the US? Well, there are lots of reasons. First and foremostly, the metric system is in tens, which we count in. This means that we can easily multiply and divide metric units. Secondly, measurements, in the metric system are derived from natural properties (of water) and relations between measurements. Lastly, the metric system uses no terms for the same meaning, nor does it use multiple units for the same…

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    The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not use the metric system as its main system of measurement. In the early 1800's, the government's surveying and mapmaking agency or the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey used meter and kilogram standards brought from France. In 1866, Congress allowed the use of the metric system in this country and gave each state a set of standard metric measures and weights. In 1875, the US promised its commitment to the development of…

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    the only country in the world that does not use the metric system, even though it is ranked in the top 70 of the world in terms of gross domestic product(GDP). The world is divided into 196 different countries, and only 3 of them do not use the metric system. Considering the fact that Myanmar and Liberia are the only other two countries that do not use the metric system and are both very small countries in terms of economic and social power, the U.S is fundamentally the only country in the world…

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    However, some aspects of everyday life are not what you would expect from a nation of such importance. Firstly, the US customary units of measure, derived from the ancient imperial units, are still in use today in the US, Liberia and Burma. This non-coherent system of measures is difficult, even for the people raised in the country itself. My brother Victor Salas, 13, explains that although he was taught the imperial system at school, he would rather use the metric system, for its simplicity and…

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