British Imperial System

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Synonyms for British Imperial System

a system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint

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The lack of uniformity of the gallon (British versus American) is due to the spread of the earlier British Imperial System to North America.
In 1995, EU rules brought in widespread metrication, using grammes and kilogrammes at the expense of the British imperial system.
as it inherited a great deal of its underlying ethos from the British imperial system. Canadians pretend to be much more worldly and compassionate, but with the Conservatives receiving only 24 per cent of the actual voting populations support, what is really reflected is a comfortable complacency with the status quo combined with an underlying willful ignorance of some of the main global problems of today.
Starting with the relationship between royal governors and colonial assemblies, Olasky moves on to consider the place of the American colonies in the British imperial system, the religious battles of the period, the conduct of the French and Indian War, the construction of an anti-British coalition, the American Revolution, and the development of the American political and church-state system.
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