How Long Does Regular USPS Mail Take?

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) was first established in 1775. 

Modeled after the Britsh system, it allowed immigrants who came to the New World to stay in contact with loved ones left behind. The postal service also gave people the ability to communicate as others moved on to different locations. Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General. He was responsible for laying the foundation for the US Postal Service.

Today, the US Postal Service delivers more than 200 billion pieces of mail every year. This includes everything from letters to large parcel packages shipped from around the world. This federal government service is one of the only such national agencies protected by the U.S. Constitution.