The measure of the American War of Independence

What was the American war of independence all about? The US is the ONLY country in the world wedded to the old English fps system of measurement: ounces, pounds & short tons; inches, feet, yards & miles; pints, quarts and gallons; and fractions such as 0ne quarter, one eighth, one sixteenth, etc..

This archaic convention is a real drag on industrial efficiency when compared to the metric system.

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