Many of us never even give a second thought to the mail, but there are many fun things to learn about it!
We are very lucky to live in this day and age. Connecting with people in your life via mail is easier than it ever has been before, and with bulk envelopes from Worcester Envelope, it’s also more affordable! The mail is truly an incredible thing, but many of us never give a second thought to it. Check out our last blog for a few fun facts about the mail, and keep reading to learn more:
#7. The Postal Service has a law enforcement arm.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is an arm of The U.S. Postal Service that is designed to catch and enforce crimes that “adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S Mail, the postal system or postal employee. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is actually the oldest federal law enforcement agency, and it even predates the Declaration of Independence.
#8. We have the post office to thank for newspapers and maybe even widespread literacy.
Did you know that the Founding Fathers considered newspapers to be essential for spreading information and educating citizens? Because of this, the Post Office Act of 1792 was created to permit newspapers to be sent through the mail at very low rates. By the early 19th century, the bulk of mail in the U.S. was newspapers, and this widespread availability contributed to the 91 percent literacy rate of American adults in 1840, which was incredibly high.
Stay tuned for our next blog for our last couple of mail facts!