Switch America To The Metric System

Switch America To The Metric System

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September 1, 2020
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U.S Government, U.S. People, U.S Education System
Signatures: 63Next Goal: 100
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Started by Tyler Fernandez

I am petitioning to switch the U.S.A. to the metric system because our current system (the imperial system) is less accurate. The majority of the world uses the metric system, there are only three countries that don't. These countries are, the U.S., Liberia, and Myanmar. If the U.S. switched to the metric system it would be much easier for it to trade with the rest of the world and its people would be able to travel abroad and still understand things like speed limits. Most of the science industry has already made the switch to metric because of its increased precision and because of how universal it is. The U.S. not using the metric system often causes great confusion because of the lack of universalness. This can make it difficult to understand many measurements for U.S. and non-U.S. people. If the schools start teaching the students to think in terms of the metric system the switch could be relatively quick and easy. It would also help if things like speed limit signs listed both imperial and metric units because this would help the American people get used to the metric system before the full switch is made. Overall, it is for these reasons I feel that the United States would greatly benefit from a switch to the metric system.

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