On February 20, 1792, President George Washington signed legislation that created the U.S. Postal Service. During colonial times, sending messages depended upon private couriers, friends, or traveling businessmen. These methods rarely followed a specific schedule. This practice created problems in sending timely information across long distances. The Postal Service gave the newly formed U.S. government a way to create official mail routes and permanent post offices in towns across the states.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry expansion Noun
process of enlarging.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
law, legal act, or statute.
constant or lasting forever.
person who is among the first to do something.
path or way.
set of time tables or deadlines for appointments or completion of tasks.
exact or precise.
human settlement larger than a village and smaller than a city.