Thursday, February 14, 2008

In Colonial Minute

Chapter three marks a very interesting turn in direction for it is when Starr ventures further deeper into the choices that the young nation of America would make that would cause there youth not to be a roadblock to there advances in communications. One institution established that was crucial to the advancement of the colonial media was the establishment from the postal service. Unlike previous nation states the United States were not as fervent in there restrictions of media. Starr quotes Benjamin Rush who says that media should be distributed to shape the "principles, morals, and manners of our citizens to our republican form of government". This is true and legislation would be passed to reflects Rush's points. The Office Act would be passed and would allow for Congressional creation of postal rights, median discounts, and privacy from government infringement. Postal services were not just limited to postal routes however. Education was of keen importance to the colonist. More so in the north were funding was made available for schools in new townships. Women were not to read for there betterment but were to read for the betterment of her children in order to give the children of the colonies ideas of republicanism and other American values. Education, and the postal service were the beginning of many decisions that would put the new nation on equal footing with other nation states like France and England.


At 12:25 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post. The decision to create a national postal service was an important step in creating a unified nation and a national network of communication for business and politics.

Next time break up your one long paragraph into shorter ones that works better for web-readers. Also: use 'their' not 'there' when a possessive adjective is needed.


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