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History of USPS
The United States Postal Service or USPS is an independent agency of the United States federal government. It is also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service. It is responsible for providing postal service within the country and its associated states with authorization in the constitution. Its establishment stems from 1775, during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. Key turning points were in 1792 with the Postal Service Act’s passage, and then, in 1872, it became a cabinet-level department. In 1970, another act transformed it into an independent agency.