The Post Office Department increased from 75 post offices in 1790 to 28,498 in 1860.
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This Flash-based game (please note: Flash-based games might not display on some devices) is designed to showcase the active role a student can play in the history he or she is studying. But in order to be an active historian, the student must learn the skills to discern what information is valuable, usable, and couched within its context.

In the game, the student will join their character to make decisions about the merit, applicability, and usefulness of evidence discovered in a research project.

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