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❶Twenty-four states have legislated that surveying measures should be based on the US survey foot, eight have legislated that they be made on the basis of the international foot, and eighteen have not specified the conversion factor from metric units. Eventually, when William the Conqueror became King of England, he retained the grain pound for minting coins, but reverted to the grain pound for other purposes.

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The development and establishment of the metric system

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Advocates of the customary system saw the French Revolutionary, or metric, system as atheistic. An auxiliary of the Institute in Ohio published a poem with wording such as "down with every 'metric' scheme" and "A perfect inch, a perfect pint". [5].

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The metric system of measurement The development and establishment of the metric system. One of the most significant results of the French Revolution was the establishment of the metric system of weights and measures.. European scientists had for many years discussed the desirability of a new, rational, and uniform system to replace the national and regional variants that made scientific and. The customary system is based on the measurements from old English law, while the metric system is based on powers of ten. The customary system is used here in the United States while the metric system is used Europe, Canada, and many other countries.

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Unlike the U.S. Customary system, conversions between metric system units are easy and precise because they are based on the decimal system. For example, if you want to convert kilometers to meters, you simply multiply the kilometers by 1, for answers to your unit conversions or metric system questions For more info on units and conversions, see Wikipedia. A unit of measurement is a defined magnitude of a particular quantity, which is .