Should America Convert To The Metric System

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Americans are one of the very few countries that have our own way of measuring things. Our measures are mysterious to foreigners, foreigners that live in world surrounded by the metric system. The United States should become apart of the 193 countries currently using the metric system. America should convert to the metric system because there will no longer be error in converting to metric system, it 'll make trading easier, and the rest of the world uses it. America should convert to the metric system because there will no longer be error in converting measurements to the metric system. “Human conversion errors are inevitable. (Strauss 21)” Conversion between metric and “english” units are a challenge for most people. So it’d be easier if Americans just stuck with one measurement system shared worldwide. The metric system has an easy conversion between units of the same quantity. Very little conversion is taught in schools which makes it difficult for people to do. Teaching two measurements is already…show more content…
“There is every indication that the European Community will increasingly resist the importation of non-metric goods. (Garfinkel 12)” This would be bad for US trading since Europe makes up nearly half of the world’s manufacture trading. Without their trading America won’t receive the goods we need all because we have a different measuring system. “A shipment from General Electric that was turned back from a port in Saudi Arabia because it contained electrical cords that were six feet long instead of the required two meters. (Garfinkel 12)” America is being denied trade because they were just .6 inches off due to having a different measuring system. This makes the metric system argument much stronger to Americans. Most countries are measurement sensitive, so they don’t like trading with America since they’re always a bit off on the requested
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