Topic: Formation of U.S. Democracy

Current Event September 1, 2020

The History of the U.S. Postal Service

Civics/Government U.S. History Formation of U.S. Democracy

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been in financial trouble for years.The postmaster general implemented cost-cutting measures that are reportedly slowing down the mail system, which is cause for concern among many as the national election approaches, with the expected rise in voting by mail during the pandemic. Listen to a historian explain the important role of the postal service in U.S. history, and why she believes it is more critical than ever to maintain smooth functioning of the USPS in support of American democracy.

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