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Where did the metric system come from?

  1. andrew savage profile image61
    andrew savageposted 5 years ago

    Where did the metric system come from?

  2. whonunuwho profile image78
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    It was started in France in 1799 and has been established as the international system of measurement and used in the USA but not officially the system adopted there. Based on units of 10 and recognized world wide in measurement.

  3. Goody5 profile image78
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    I believe it originated in France, and president Jimmy Carter tried to introduce the metric system to the United States, but he gave up after intense opposition. Keep on hubbing  smile

  4. Kahana profile image82
    Kahanaposted 5 years ago

    Yes, France is the correct system but even more fascinating is that it was insisted upon by Napoleon Bonaparte as he recognized that a single unifying means of measuring everything was required if an Empire was to be sustainable.  In this way, economics, science, mathematics, and even routine daily practices would become universal amongst all the people under his reign.  In essence, he was the forebearer of everything the EU stands for but they took another 200 years before they recognized he was correct in his forward thinking.

  5. EuroCafeAuLait profile image86
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 5 years ago

    In grade school we learned that the former standard of measure for the inch was the king's nose, the king's foot, and the distance of one shoulder to the opposite outstretched arm to the fingertips.  Respectively, this was the Inch, Foot, and the Yard.  With each new king, a new standard of measure.  Finally a numerical standard was set after the French Revolution.  The word meter actually means Measure.