The United States should convert to the Metric system
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As I put the 368 million into perspective and found that it really wasn't that much money compared to our entire budget, the only real point you have made that will delay us from converting to the metric system is because it is a part of the American culture. The customary system may be very dear to a couple of Americans, and while I think our goal should be to unite the World, nobody can change how much they may love our current system. But again, that is the only draw back, and it doesn't apply to too many Americans. And 5,280 feet to a mile is the farthest thing from "simple math."
As this is my last post, I would like to review my argument. Here are the top 5 things we'll gain from using Metric.
1. We will have a much easier system to calculate in our heads.
2. Everything we manufacture will be compatible for foreign nations.
3. We will no longer be clueless if we travel to another country and read anything involving temperature, speed, distance, and weight. We will also finally be able to speak the language of science and medicine.
4. We'll no longer dump extra money and waste class time teaching kids two systems.
5. Human error from measurement conversions will be a thing of the past.
Lastly, here are 2 things people think we will loose by going metric, but we actually won't.
1. We won't loose a ton of money. We'll actually end up gaining more money without having to fund U.S measurement lessons in schools. We also will save money when trading overseas.
2. Most people already know the metric system and won't have to learn it. Every student gets taught both systems in school, but they only get to use the harder of the two when they get out of it. It's not to hard to learn anyway.
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