Essay about Homelessness : A Middle Aged Man On The War Of 1675-1676

1340 Words Apr 21st, 2016 6 Pages
What’s the first thing that the human mind thinks of when the words homeless individual is brought up? Is it a middle aged man on the side of the road with ripped pants and a torn up coat, or is it a mother struggling to keep her family alive?
It was recognized that the starting point of homelessness is followed back to when the pilgrims originated during the 1640’s, homeless people during this time period were considered dangerous and police were always on the hunt for them. In addition to this, towns during this time like Baltimore and Philadelphia had an increased number of homeless people than any town in America. The increase of homelessness at that period was an aftereffect of the King Philip ' War Of 1675-1676 (Homelessness History Online).
Following the 1640’s, the American Revolution had a huge impact on homelessness, of course it caused an increase of homeless individuals. In 1857, a large portion of the developing urban areas around New York were loaded with homeless individuals yet there was no help from the government, not even concern shown from the government (Homelessness Origins). War seems to be the main cause to homelessness, because once again the Civil War increased the amount of homeless individuals. As homelessness consistently increased, the government finally came to their senses. The Homeless Survival Act was authorized in Congress in 1986. This Act was created in hope to end the homelessness plague. Even though the government has taken several…

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