ERIC Number: ED069885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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A History of the Metric System Controversy in the United States. U.S. Metric Study Tenth Interim Report.
National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
This 10th interim government report on the metric system controversy in the United States, conducted by the National Bureau of Standards in accordance with the Metric Study Act of 1968, is based upon a wide survey of available historical data. The comprehensive report on the entire U.S. Metric Study was sent to Congress in August 1971 by the Secretary of Commerce. Reviewing the origins and development of the metric system, its extensive history from the year 1607 to the present in the United States, a summary of stages in the movement to adopt the system nationwide, and the government's role, major issues surrounding the system are presented and discussed in detail. (AG)
Descriptors: Community Benefits, Feasibility Studies, Federal Legislation, Government Publications, Government Role, History, Metric System, National Surveys, Socioeconomic Background
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog No. C 13.10:345-10, $2.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.