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Colonial America (1492-1776)
Colonial America's Communication

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

Colonial America's Communication
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.4

     challenging words:    crier, tavern, communication, travelers, dependable, imagine, overseas, weekly, lasted, beginning, receive, bridges, traveled, faster, phones, between
     content words:    Colonial America, Richard Fairbanks, United States, Benjamin Franklin, Postmaster General, Benjamin Harris, John Campbell, Boston News-letter, New Jersey

Colonial America's Communication
By Cathy Pearl

1     Can you imagine not having phones or computers? You couldn't call your best friend on the phone. You might not hear from your family for a long time. You couldn't watch television. The only news you would receive would be from visitors to your town.
2     That's what life was like for people living in Colonial America. At first, they didn't even have newspapers to read. News would take a long time to reach them. People had to be patient to find out what was going on.
3     In 1639, colonists were told that a postal service was starting. A tavern owned by Richard Fairbanks was used for some of the mail. A tavern was a place where travelers could stop to get a meal or something to drink. All mail that was sent or received from overseas was sent through this tavern. The tavern was the first post office in the United States.

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