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The United States: The similarities and differences between American and Imperial measures.

The US measures, not surprisingly, derive from those in use in England before the revolution. Of course, this was before the French revolution (1789), when most European countries used proper systems of measurement, instead of the so-called 'metric' system. The act of 1824 which had such an impact in England was of course after the revolution, so the Americans didn't benefit from the general tidying-up that it introduced. The main similarities and differences are as follows:

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