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Should the United States of America adopt the metric system

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Sean Quigley Honors Chemistry 11/29/11 Should the United States of America adopt the metric system? In my opinion the United States should switch to the metric system. The metric system is used in almost every country in the World. In fact 95% of the world uses the metric system. It is also the scientific system of measurement. The movement for the US to adopt the metric system began in the 1960’s. The system was never changed because it would cost a lot of money to switch to metric labeling and many Americans think it would be too difficult to switch from a system that they grew up with. Introducing the metric system has many long term benefits. First
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Unformatted text preview: one is that it would make trade easier because everyone would understand the same measurement. One of the best things is that it is easily divisible, in order to convert units. The metric system was designed by scientists and made to be simple. Article I, Section 8 of the U. S. Constitution gives Congress the power to "fix the standard of weights and measures" for the nation and in my opinion congress should change it. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/501677/reasons_why_the_united_states_should.html http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/usmetric.html...
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