Postal Service History

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Although there is a lot of information to relay when speaking about the U.S postal service. I have decided to discuss its poignant rich history throughout the last 242 years.

Title: A brief history of the U.S Postal service
Topic: History of the U.S Postal service
Specific Purpose Statement: To inform listeners about the history of the U.S Postal service
Thesis Statement: the fascinating history of the U.S postal service since its inception

I have decided that I want to give my speech to a group of 20 college students in my speaking class, and the main idea of my presentation is to discuss the history of the U.S. Postal service, how it has changed since its inception and where it stands now. I will be using the chronological organizational
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With the introduction of the postal service a bridge was created among the thirteen states that allowed for faster communication for mail delivery speeds and changed communication forever. To run the postal offices, a position of postmaster was created and was made responsible for enlisting merchants to help with the Post Offices day to day running. Post the revolution U. S Postal service wanted to expand so, congress in 1792 passed a law to establish post offices and post roads throughout the entire country. Additionally, we can see by these following examples, that I am about to discuss, how the U.S postal service was a major factor with the establishment of communication throughout the states at a time of national expansion. Some examples, of the major factors, that the U.S Postal service had in shaping the United States, as we know it, include:
1. Indirectly helping families, who were very dispersed, as they were able to communicate via mail and was able to keep in touch with family when moving west despite all the distance.
2. They helped entrepreneurs find business opportunities that would not have been
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Another major factor the U.S postal system had on the way individuals delivered mail was with the introduction of the stamp in 1847. They introduced a five-cent stamp which allowed one to send a piece of mail up to 300 pounds and a 10-cent stamp for anything weighing more than 300 pounds. Unfortunately, due to these flexible weight limits, there were individuals who took advantage of the loose weight restrictions. In 1914 rules at the U.S Postal service began to get stricter specifically, because 1. A four-year-old, Charlotte May Pierstorff, was mailed from her parents to her grandparents in Idaho and 2. In 1917 a business entrepreneur named W.H. Coltharp, used inexpensive parcel-post rates to ship more than eighty thousand masonry bricks some four hundred seven miles via horse-drawn wagon and train for the construction of a bank building in Utah. Due to these violations, the U.S Postal service banned people from mailing humans and imposed a maximum daily mailable limit of two hundred pounds per customer per day. As time went on the U.S Postal service became very important in the fabric of the United States with the U.S Postal service playing an important intelligence role during World War I, implementing the Espionage and Trading with the Enemy Acts, monitoring foreign mail and acting as counter-espionage to help secure an allied victory. Furthermore, although in
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