Homelessness is a growing problem in today’s world. In every 1000 people, 53 are homeless. Surprisingly, on a single night in America, approximately 553,00 people were homeless, and the rate for homelessness is increasing every year by almost 5 percent! About half a million people go homeless overnight in America. Homelessness almost always involves people facing desperate situations and extreme hardship. Some are kicked out of there house at a young age, some become orphans, and some just go bankrupt and lose everything. Whatever the case may be homelessness is a problem that must be solved.
Alexander Hamilton, statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker, and economist was the founding father of America. However, this title didn’t come easily. Hamilton’s early years were really sad and rough on him and his brother. In 1765, Hamilton’s father, James Hamilton, abandoned their families, and divorced his mother, thinking that she was shameful. To maintain income, Hamilton was forced to work at the young age of 11, becoming a clerk at the counting house. Three years later, both Hamilton and his mother Rachel fell sick, but Hamilton got better, and Rachel died. Now, both brothers were left homeless and without money. Since Hamilton was also an orphan for part of his life, he too has a connection with this problem. He might be one of the few people who fully understands this growing problem.
I think Hamilton would consider this problem very seriously because firstly, there are millions of people who are going through this hardship. And secondly,he would have thought a country with this many homeless people definitely wouldn’t look good. Foreign countries would think America could barely afford themselves, so why trust them with their money?
Hamilton would consider fixing this issue the responsibility of the federal government because the number of homeless people is so big that only the federal government would be able to fund any type of help. Another reason why Hamilton would consider the fixing of this problem the responsibility of the federal government is because the federal government’s word has power to it and it’s the only thing strong enough to actually make a change.
In my opinion, Hamilton can consider the federal government funding for homeless shelters spread throughout the nation. Next, I think the government should spend some money on building some apartments that are only meant for homeless people. This should be in every city in America. Finally, I think more food and clothing drives should be taking place in order to help more people. This is what I think Hamilton would do about this modern problem
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