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The United States should stop the use of customary units.

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Started: 10/17/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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The first round of this debate is for acceptance.


I accept.
Debate Round No. 1


Before I begin I would like to re-state the resolution, which is that the united states should stop the use of customary units. Within my case I will explain why the metric system is preferable to the current system, the system of customary units, that the majority of the United States uses.

Contention #1- The Metric System is much easier to use.

-The metric system is founded on the unit of ten, no matter if it is a milimeter, or a kilometer the metric system is measued in units of ten. While in the customary system, the units are un-organised and difficult to remember


Contention# 2-All other countries except for the United States use the metric system.
-The metric system surpasses language barriers, because it is used by the entire world, and is a scientific unit.

I will provide more arguments in the next round, if it is needed.


Ajivani forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2


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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BronzeFish 3 years ago
What I meant by "The United States should stop the use of customary units" I meant that the United States should stop the use of customary units and switch to using the metric system as the primary measuring system.

Does that clarify the resolution.
Posted by TN05 4 years ago
What does this debate mean? That the US government should prevent people from using customary units, or that the government should simply discourage it?
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro gave the only arguments.