Convert the United States to the metric system

Convert the United States to the metric system

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Stephen Wilson started this petition to United States of Congress United states of congress

I believe that the US should convert to the metric system so that there is no longer confusion between countries. The rest of the world has converted, so why not the US? There's no reason not to, and in 1975 they even passed an act to slowly convert (but that never happened). If we can get 100,000 signatures within 30 days, I think we can convert, so we can stop the confusion.

I know it might be confusing at first, so whenever there is a conversion, we should slowly convert (and actually do it this time, unlike in 1975).

Another reason to convert to the metric system is because it is easy to use, and you can convert units easily. For example: you can convert something like a millimeter to a meter by multiplying or dividing by 10, 100, 1000, etc.

Yet another reason is because since trade and communication with other nations is critical to the health of our economy, using the metric system used by 95% percent of the world is not only a matter of choice, but rather a matter of necessity.

In conclusion, America should use the metric system, because it would be necessary and beneficial.

Credits: https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pml/wmd/metric/1136a.pdf

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