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Colonial America (1492-1776)
Colonial Communication

Colonial America (1492-1776)
Colonial America (1492-1776)


Colonial Communication
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 8 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.2

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    mid-1700s, committee, broadside, colonist, horseback, beginning, upcoming, correspondence, poster, posted, devise, postal, arrival, military, method, public
     content words:    Atlantic Ocean, Stamp Act, Boston News-Letter


Colonial Communication
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     The early colonists had to devise their own methods of communication. Not only did they not have the modern methods of communication that we have today, they didn't have any organized way to communicate at first.
 
2     If a colonist wanted to send a message to a family member or to a business back in England, the only way was to write a letter and send it across the Atlantic Ocean by ship. A reply, if it came at all, could take many months.
 
3     The colonists often did not even have this one method of communication when it came to communicating with other colonies. Gradually they developed methods of their own. Some of the methods of communications used in the early days of the colonies were horseback messengers, newspapers, broadsides, and even town criers.

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