On Sunday 6th the daylight saving time will reach to an end, and you will be finally able to get an extra hour of sleep. Standard time will settle again. After all these decades in which we were forced to undergone the same changes, some people might still wonder why is this happening. Some people argue that this theory was previously based on the idea of saving energy, limiting the use of coal and candles.
Scientifically speaking, the primary cause of this phenomenon taking place is the movement of Earth’s axis. Dan Phaneuf, who is a professor of applied economics and agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has argued that there have always existed a lot of theories concerning this event.
He also asserted the results of several studies which were meant to combat different culprits. For example, it was proved that the saving energy idea was, in fact, wrong. When the daylight is stretched more, the idea of working later occurs. Other researches have proved that there was no such thing as power saving. The lights went up at night and then down at sunrise. The results showed that there was a balance.
Even if Americans seem to believe that the daylight saving time was being used since forever, scientists proved that the President Lyndon Johnson was the one who approved this practice back in 1966. He passed a law bound to make it easier for people to determine when a day starts and when it ends across the whole country.
Some states decided to avoid being part of this change, excluding themselves from the matter. Among these countries, there are Hawaii and Arizona. They have entirely given up on daylight saving time. Until 1966, every state, community or county would have decided when their clocks would change. You could only imagine the chaos that occurred during that period. Before President Lyndon Johnson had signed the Uniform Time Act, Iowa had 23 distinct starting points for daylight saving time.
During the World War II, Franklin Roosevelt forced the entire country to use the same “War Time.” Thus, the pickup and delivery services which connected two different locations of the war were now able to have their clocks indicate the same time. Back in 1942, an article from the Milwaukee magazine had reminded everybody to fix their clocks to start at 2 a.m. on February 9th.
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