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Should the United States adopt the SI unitsmetric system or keep the American standard system This is a question that has been arising since the invention of the metric system in France 1790 Thomas Jefferson president at the time of the invention was deciding whether to adopt the system at the time in which he included on the constitution I think that the metric system should be adopted in America not only to please others but to benefit us The SI units are easier to use would be more understanding to other countries and would unify the world under one perfected system of measurement The metric system is very easy to use and based on the number 10 On the other hand the American system is doesnt have a base and is just a system that doesnt make any sense The SI units deal with decimals rather then fractions it also used a set of prefixes to put before the number in order to declare its value an example of this would be putting the prefix kilo which means thousand in front of the unit gram this would make kilogram which means one thousand grams If the metric system was adopted the American people could make more sense of the system of measurement It would also make learning for younger kids easier when learning this field of study I feel that if the SI units were adopted into the United States not just for use of scientist but for use of everyday people the lives of people would be more enjoyable knowing exactly how the system of SI units works Did you know that America besides Liberia and Myanmar is the only country in the world to use its own system of measurement Well Im afraid to tell you that we are It is almost sad to say that our country is to prideful to change to the same system of measurement that all
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